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Paddy McAloon on Jesse James Symphony/Jesse James Bolero:

"(These songs) came about when I was trying to kickstart my writing again, and I thought, 'What if I was writing something for Streisand or Presley?' I decided to write something that would have appealed to Elvis' own self-image. He liked to identify with mythic things, you can see that in his 'American Trilogy'. So I wrote something that dealt with him in those mythic proportions: the image of… read more

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Jesse was a renegade, danced to his own drum
Growin' wise could wait till tomorrow
Took to a road signposted sorrow

Jesse was a hooligan, jumped…

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