ReleaseD April 30
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ReleaseD April 30
Available Now

"Like Charlie Chesterman" is written as a tribute to the late-great Charlie Chesterman, motorcycle-obsessed frontman for the 1980's alternative-roots-rock-punk band Scruffy The Cat. Charlie's incredibly-romantic love songs and playful and mischievous irreverence gave him an almost comic-book hero-like persona for a large generation of fans and musicians alike. All proceeds to benefit the Friends of Charlie Chesterman foundation, and to local music charities.

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Photos by Michael Charles, Wayne Valdez, and Bob Voges

I want to ride my motorcycle in the rain

I’m gonna' paint my Rickenbacker with my name 

I want to sail the ocean blue...

if I could only be with you...

and I won’t leave without you as sure as we began

I want to see the world like Charlie Chesterman

I’m gonna' climb that bridge and write my girl’s name

I’m gonna' stay out late and make you do the same

I need your warm smile and blue eyes

The kind that see through petty lies

And if you’ll take me back, I’ll do it all again

I want to see the world like Charlie Chesterman


Spinning wheels and windy days
Blowing your hair out of place
I won’t leave without you, as sure as we began

 

I want to see the world like Charlie Chesterman
 

I’m gonna’ ride my motorcycle in the rain

I’m gonna’ paint my Rickenbacker with my name

I want to sail the ocean blue...

if I could only be with you...

and I won’t leave without you as sure as we began

I want to see the world like Charlie Chesterman

Let’s see the world like Charlie Chesterman

Let’s grip the world like Charlie Chesterman

Tiger, Tiger… You’re burning bright

 

music and lyrics © David J. Charles, 2020

inset photo by
Michael J. Charles

Chris Harris (Drums) Randall Creasi (Bass) Richard Kaye (Eng)

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