My Sister's Bringing Alex Chilton Home

from by Robert James

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So bittersweet ... Alex died on St. Patrick's Day of 2010 and the Irish blood runs through my veins. Met Alex once and handed him a cassette copy of this song, I'd like to think he listened to it. I love Big Star. As soon as I strum the A chord, I know Alex is there in spirit.


Woke up this morning with my head down in my shoes
My sister called from Memphis with some real terrific news
Now I’m choking on my coffee
My mother’s just delirious, you know…
She’s coming back from way out west, yeah
And my sister’s bringing Alex Chilton home

My father asked point blank what Alex Chilton’s all about
I played a “Big Star” record, he nearly threw me out
He says it’s hell in small change
Alex shows up here, they’re gonna come to blows
But she’s latched onto a December boy
My sister’s bringing Alex Chilton home

Hey, Hey, Hey Alex Chilton’s on his way
Oh my soul, with a September gurl in tow

(It’s like a modern love story)

It’s only seven-thirty and our house is under siege
They’ve been lining up for hours, does this party ever leave
This time I’m cashing in, yeah
These souvenirs I’m holding ain’t for show
I’m renting thirteen rooms at my house
My sister’s bringing Alex Chilton home

Hey, Hey, Hey Alex Chilton’s on his way
Oh my soul, they’re at the station, don’t you know

A limo to the station, precious time is wasting
Just a small assassination, my sister’s bringing Alex Chilton home
Alex Chilton home, Alex Chilton home, sisters…bring it home

(That’s enough, baby)


from Until Now (Remastered), released January 1, 2006


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Robert James Wetaskiwin, Alberta

Robert is currently living in Wetaskiwin, Canada and has just released his 4th CD, "Satyr's Day Parade". No rest for the wicked. Turn (Works In Progress) is where you'll find him hard at work. Mixes will change. Eventually ten songs will be chosen for the next full length release. Title still undetermined. ... more

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