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.

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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