Rickie Lee Jones at The Forum

Rhoufi

Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, The Forum, Thursday 3rd June, 2010

This is the last one, I promise ;-)
A little bit of nostalgia never hurt anyone, and it’s still a good song. The video comes from a 1979 performance. She was 24 years old.

She didn’t sing Chuck E’s in Love on the night, but what the heck:

How come he don’t come and p.i.p. with me
Down at the meter no more?
How come he turn off the TV
And he hang that sign on the door?
We call and we call
‘How come?’ we say
What could make a boy behave this way?
He learn all of the lines,
and every time, he don’t stutter when he talk
And it’s true! It’s true!
He sure is aquired a cool and inspired sorta jazz when he walk
Where’s his jacket and his old blue jeans?
If this ain’t healthy is it some kinda clean?

I think Chuck E’s in love
Chuck E’s in love

I don’t believe what you’re saying to me
This is something I gotta see
Is he here?
Look in the poolhall
Is he here?
Look in the drugstore
Is he here?
No, he don’t come here no more

I’ll tell you what, I saw him
He was sittin’ behind us down at the Pantages
And whatever is that he’s got up his sleeve
I hope it isn’t contagious
What’s her name?
Is that her there?
Christ, I think he’s even combed his hair!
Is that her?
What’s her name?
Oh, it’s never going to be same.
But that’s not her!
I know what’s wrong!
Chuck E’s in love with the little girl who’s singing this song
Chuck E’s in love with
Chuck E’s in love with me

words and music by Rickie Lee Jones

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