My Sister's Bringing Alex Chilton Home

from Until Now (Remastered) 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. And the Box Tops. "The Letter" was my first encounter with Alex. Fell in love with that voice. For those of you who don't know much about Alex, you owe it to yourself to check out the man and his music. If you're familiar with Big Star you'll easily catch all my references to lyrics and song titles. We could make a game of it. How many can you spot? Bottom line? As soon as I strum the A chord that kicks off this song 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
RJ: Lead & Backing Vocals
Marty Kinack: Electric Guitars, Keys, Bass Guitar & Drums

Lyrics & Music (c) 1995/2006 Robert James
Angry Lion Publishing SOCAN/ASCAP
A division of Horace Media 2018

Recorded at Cave Studios, Vancouver, Canada


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Robert James Wetaskiwin, Alberta

We didn't get to test drive "Friday Night" the way we wanted to. Mr./Ms. Universe stepped in. 2020's Covid Cutie. "Sweet Tooth" is currently home to at least six tracks that will appear on our upcoming seventh release entitled "Piece Of Your Ghost". I'm currently close to release of two new singles for our "Or In Cyprus" collection. Just one release to date. Lonely soul ... needs pals. xoRJ ... more

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