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The Mountain Goats - The Legend Of Chavo Guerrero

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


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

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


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



The Mountain Goats - The Legend Of Chavo Guerrero
[May 20th, 2015]

I’ve definitely posted this song before, but didn’t realize that there was a kickass music video for it! Indie punk band (I’m sure someone will correct me there) The Mountain Goats paid tribute to pro wrestling in 2015 with their release The Mountain Goats Beat The Champ, and specifically recall fond memories of watching Chavo Guerrero kick ass. The video features appearances by Rob Corddry, Briley Pierce, Joey Ryan, and even Chavo Guerrero himself!