Chevy Chase

Artist
James Bell
Released
2013
Genre
Modern
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“Well I could spend my life in search of Herbert…”

History

I had a maxim in mind when I wrote this song that I learnt from the records of the band Supergrass: the faster a song is, the less it should mean. It is in no way autobiographical: there wasn’t a girl who rocked my world but broke my heart by vanishing without trace with a guy who looked like Chevy Chase. I just thought that Chase (US comedian from the original lineup of Saturday Night Live) was a good looking son of a gun, and it would make a chord chorus. Thanks to Mark Wilden, incidentally, for top Animal-from-The-Muppets drumming, that was recorded in his shed if I recall correctly. If this song has a serious message, it’s that jealousy can make you a prisoner in your own mind. But that’s a big If…

Lyrics

Once I knew this girl
She played her part
She rocked my world
She broke my heart
One day she vanished without trace
He took my place
He had a face like Chevy Chase

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Chevy Chase, Chevy Chase, you know he looked like Chevy Chase
Chevy Chase, Chevy Chase, he had a face like Chevy Chase
Well I could spend my life in search of her, but I see no disgrace in losing
Someone that you love to someone who looks like Chevy Chase
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And now the nights get long
The nights get cold
The seconds pass
So very slowly
Each night waiting by the phone
Each night alone oh yeah, but

Once I knew this girl
She played her part
She rocked my world
She broke my heart
One day she vanished without trace
He took my place
He had a face like Chevy Chase

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Chevy Chase, Chevy Chase, you know he looked like Chevy Chase
Chevy Chase, Chevy Chase, he had a face like Chevy Chase
Well I could spend my life in search of her, but I see no disgrace in losing
Someone that you love to someone who looks like Chevy Chase
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Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Ooh

Coz I don’t waste
My precious days
In jealous and suspicious ways
Coz if you do
And they get thru
And wrap their arms around you
Then you will find
You’re living as a prisoner in
Your own mind
You should have just forgiven her and
Walked on by
Instead it’s gone and driven her away
To someone else’s place
To someone else’s face
Like Chevy Chase

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Chevy Chase, Chevy Chase, you know he looked like Chevy Chase
Chevy Chase, Chevy Chase, he had a face like Chevy Chase
Well I could spend my life in search of her, but I see no disgrace in losing
Someone that you love to someone who looks like Chevy Chase

Chevy Chase, Chevy Chase, you know he looked like Chevy Chase
Chevy Chase, Chevy Chase, yeah well at least she had some taste, a lesser…
man might get all envious, but me, I know my place
Because I only look like me, and this guy looked like Chevy Chase
You know he looked like Chevy Chase
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Credits & Copyright

Written in March 2006 and recorded in 2013 by James Bell. Released in November 2013. Remastered in February 2018. (C) & (P) House of Lyra.  All rights reserved.
Drums performed by Mark Wilden.