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The Mountain Goats - The Legend Of Chavo Guerrero
[2015]

Chavo Guerrero, Sr. has died. Champ, when we met, you were gracious, kind, open, & giving. It has been an honor over the past few years, to be in touch with you - to hear from you at holidays, to see what a true champion you were in life. I will miss you so so much. - The Mountain Goats

Lyrics:

Born down in El Paso where the tumbleweeds blow
To the middleweight champ of all of Mexico
Dad fought many bloody battles and raised four sons
Chavo was the oldest one
Old man Gory could pop like a live grenade
Raised his boys in the way of the trade
Hector and Mando, young Eddie G
Chavo meant the most to me

[Chorus:]
Look high, it’s my last hope
Chavo Guerrero coming off the top rope!

He came from Texas seeking fortune and fame
Rose pretty quickly to the top of his game
Defender of the downtrodden, king of the hill
Tag-team champion with Al Madril
Before a black and white TV in the middle of the night
I’m lying on the floor, I’m bathed in blue light
With the telecast in Spanish, I can understand some
And I need justice in my life, here it comes

[Chorus]

Red Shoes Dugan
Holding his arm high all out of breath
I hated all of Chavo’s enemies
I would pray nightly for their death
Descending like fire
On the people who deserved it most
Always completely unknown
Outside of Texas and the West Coast

He was my hero back when I was a kid
You let me down but Chavo never once did
You called him names to try to get beneath my skin
Now your ashes are scattered on the wind
I heard his son got famous, he went nationwide
Coast-to-coast with his dad by his side
I don’t know if that’s true but I’ve been told
It’s real sweet to grow old

[Chorus]

The Legend of Chavo Guerrero
the Mountain Goats
The Legend of Chavo Guerrero

Born down in El Paso where the tumbleweeds blow
To the middle-weight champ of all of Mexico
Dad fought many bloody battles and raised four sons
Chavo was the oldest one

Old Man Gory could pop like a live grenade
Raised his boys in the way of the trade
Hector, Mando, young Eddie G
Chavo meant the most to me

Look high
It’s my last hope
Chavo Guerrero
Coming off the top rope

He came from Texas seeking fortune and fame
Rose pretty quickly to the top of his game
Defender of the downtrodden, King of the hill
Tag-team champion with Al Madril

Before a black and white TV in the middle of the night
I’m lying on the floor I’m bathed in blue light
With the telecast in Spanish, I can understand some
And I need justice in my life, here it comes

Look high
It’s my last hope
Chavo Guerrero
Coming off the top rope

Red Shoes Dugan
Holding his arm high all out of breath
I hated all of Chavo’s enemies
I would pray nightly for their death
Descending like fire
On the people who deserved it most
Always completely unknown
Outside of Texas and on the West Coast

He was my hero back when I was a kid
You let me down but Chavo never once did
You called him names to try to get beneath my skin
Now your ashes are scattered on the wind

I heard his son got famous, He went nation-wide
Coast-to-coast with his Dad by his side
I don’t know if that’s true but I’ve been told
It’s real sweet to grow old

Look high
It’s my last hope
Chavo Guerrero
Coming off the top rope

Previously: Choked Out, The Ballad of Bull Ramos,
Southwestern Territory, and Animal Mask

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Thursday Night Guitar Shopping at the amazing Cosmo Music megastore just north of Toronto, Canada:

  1. Not sure…this may be one of the 60th Ann. Strats or it may be a “Select”.  Either way it is distinctive.  Check out the “binding” on the neck.  It’s actually a channel cut into the maple into which the fretboard is inserted.  Looks like binding…but it ain’t binding!
  2. Incredibly gorgeous Custom Shop Jazz Bass.  Wow.  The price tag is “wow” too…  :\
  3. Is this a dream rack?  Or a rack of monotony?
  4. Speaking of cool basses…here’s a Custom Shop Jaco Pastorius FRETLESS JB.  I won’t even consider telling you the price lest you have a heart attack and die and I get sued by your grieving relatives for sending you to an early grave.
  5. Hahaha…the Strat bookends (sorry for the repeat, but I love them so much!)
  6. Yes Suhr!
  7. Yes Suhr!  Part 2.