Inspiration[edit] Jones and her lover/fellow songwriter Tom Waits spent a lot of time hanging out with their friend Chuck E. Weiss at the seedy Tropicana Motel in Los Angeles. Eventually Weiss, affectionately referred to as "Chuck E.", disappeared. Later Weiss called the apartment where Jones and Waits lived. When Waits took the call, Weiss explained that he was in Denver, and that he had moved there because he had fallen in love with a cousin in Colorado. When Waits hung up he announced to Jones, "Chuck E.’s in love." Jones liked the sound of the sentence and wrote a song around it. Although toward the end of "Chuck E.’s In Love" the lyrics state, "Chuck E.’s in love with the little girl singing this song," the twist ending is fictional; Jones was never the girl with whom Chuck E. was in love.[2]

P.L.P.[edit] The first line of the song says, "How come he don't come and PLP with me down at the meter no more?" PLP stands for Public Leaning Post, old American slang for one person (usually female) leaning against another (usually male) in a friendly fashion.[3]

References[edit] ^ "Chuck E.'s in Love - Rickie Lee Jones". Billboard. , April 28 1979 ^ Gavin Richard, ’’Is Tiny Dancer Really Elton’s Little John?: Music’s Most Enduring Mysteries, Myths, and Rumors Revealed’’ Three Rivers Press, 2006, pp. 138-139. ^ "What does PLP stand for?", v t e Rickie Lee Jones Studio albums Rickie Lee Jones (1979) Pirates (1981) The Magazine (1984) Flying Cowboys (1989) Pop Pop (1991) Traffic from Paradise (1993) Ghostyhead (1997) It's Like This (2000) The Evening of My Best Day (2003) The Sermon on Exposition Boulevard (2007) Balm in Gilead (2009) The Devil You Know (2012) The Other Side of Desire (2015) EPs Girl at Her Volcano (1983) Live albums Naked Songs – Live and Acoustic (1995) Live at Red Rocks (2001) Live in Stockholm (2010) Compilations Duchess of Coolsville: An Anthology (2005) Singles "Chuck E.'s In Love" (1979) Retrieved from "" Categories: 1979 songs1979 singlesSong recordings produced by Lenny WaronkerSong recordings produced by Russ TitelmanWarner Bros. Records singlesSongs written by Rickie Lee JonesHidden categories: Articles with hAudio microformats

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