Hurricane J (3:03)

Cover of Heaven Is Whenever

From Heaven Is Whenever and 2 other releases

According to the Hurricane J Songfacts, the “J” in the song title is a sweet waitress named Jesse, who has got herself mixed up with bad company. The narrator decides she is too good for him and is concerned she is “gonna crash into the harbor this summer.”


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Jessie, I'm not joking around
I see the crowd you're hanging with and those kids don't seem positive
Don't all the cigs make you tired?
You know I'd never ask you to change, I'll only ask you to try

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  • badname1986


    18 Feb 2014 Reply
  • innercityboy

    I'm a recent newcomer to The Hold Steady, I have heard and liked some of their songs (Chips Ahoy, Sequestered in Memphis) but just never got around to buying any of their albums. I recently bought Heaven Is Whenever and I am very glad I did. fatwang says it's a bit to LA for him, I'd say that's exactly why I like it so much, and Hurricane J is a standout.

    30 Apr 2011 Reply
  • embracedisaster

    fuck yes

    20 Feb 2011 Reply
  • badname1986

    I think this song saved my life.

    28 Jan 2011 Reply
  • jesseann

    Best song about a girl named Jesse. Ever.

    25 Aug 2010 Reply
  • fatwang

    Sounds like 70's. Good for its genre, but a bit too LA for me.

    12 Aug 2010 Reply
  • CashRulez

    some of the best lyrics Finn has written.

    2 Jun 2010 Reply
  • bigbadapplejax

    The Hold Steady still have it.

    17 May 2010 Reply
  • rayfink

    Song of the Summer! Lovin those harmonies..

    17 May 2010 Reply
  • DeepInMySoul

    Guitar rock with brains and a heart. I love these guys.

    11 May 2010 Reply
  • PowerHour24

    I love the harmonizing vocals.

    31 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Genuma

    love the lyrics, great song. my anticipation for Heaven is Whenever is very high.

    28 Mar 2010 Reply
  • supressinginfo


    26 Mar 2010 Reply
  • hunting_bears

    This reminds me somewhat of The Jealous Sound...and that's not a bad thing I guess. A bit more commercial sounding than previously I'd say...

    25 Mar 2010 Reply
  • iblamethegovt


    25 Mar 2010 Reply
  • rockboy269

    yeah this a cool track...I don't know why I didn't get into their Stay Positive as much. But I like this alot

    23 Mar 2010 Reply
  • jakeishere1209

    sounds like every other hold steady song ever. not a bad thing.

    23 Mar 2010 Reply
  • sci0list

    you're too hard already; you'll only get harder :'(

    22 Mar 2010 Reply

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