Rickie Lee Jones
Recordings Rickie Lee Jones Chuck E's In Love

 


This is a photograph of Rickie and Chuck E. Weiss at Duke's in Hollywood (c. 1979)

 

length: 3:29 minutes
vocals: Rickie Lee Jones
bass: Rob Wasserman

   

 

Chuck E's In Love
(Rickie Lee Jones)

How come he don't come and p.l.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 acquired 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 that 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 it 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
Chuck E's in love with me