Pink elephants and lemonade……

Just heard this on the radio, Madonna’s ‘Dear Jesse’. I loved this when I was young, I was 13 when it came out, in fact it was the first single I ever purchased with my first ever earnings.

I think the lyrics are fab, reminiscent of a soft and gentle fantasy world that I never experienced, outside of my imagination, or perhaps a lullaby for the little me, who missed out on so much……

“Dear Jessie”

Baby face don’t grow so fast
Make a special wish that will always last
Rub this magic lantern
He will make your dreams come true for you

Ride the rainbow to the other side
Catch a falling star and then take a ride
To the river that sings and the clover that
Brings good luck to you, it’s all true

[Chorus:]

Pink elephants and lemonade, dear Jessie
Hear the laughter running through the love parade
Candy kisses and a sunny day, dear Jessie
See the roses raining on the love parade

If the land of make believe
Is inside your heart it will never leave
There’s a golden gate where the fairies all wait
And dancing moons, for you

Close your eyes and you’ll be there
Where the mermaids sing as they comb their hair
Like a fountain of gold you can never grow old
Where dreams are made, your love parade

[chorus]

Your dreams are made inside the love parade
It’s a holiday inside the love parade

On the merry-go-round of lovers and white turtle doves
Leprechauns floating by, this is your lullaby
Sugarplum fingertips kissing your honey lips
Close your eyes sleepy head, is it time for your bed
Never forget what I said, hang on you’re already there

Close your eyes and you’ll be there
Where the mermaids sing as they comb their hair
Like a fountain of gold you can never grow old
Where dreams are made, your love parade

[chorus]

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One thought on “Pink elephants and lemonade……

  1. words4jp says:

    i always enjoyed this song. i must say that i miss the ‘younger’ Madonna. i loved her earlier music. 🙂

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