Born down in El Paso where the tumbleweeds blow
To the middleweight champ of all Mexico
Dad fought many bloody battles and he 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 the 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
The telecast’s 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
Almost 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 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

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


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The Legend of Chavo Guerrero song meanings
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    My InterpretationJD's stepfather took him to a lot of wrestling matches when he was a kid: He said that to an audience in Baltimore back in 2012, 3 years before this album came out, when he was introducing "Ox Baker Triumphant" at that show. That's how JD got into wrestling, and that's why he made Beat The Champ.

    Apparently Chavo Guerrero is a popular wrestler who had his dad at his side, his whole life. He was also by his son's side when his son got famous and toured around the nation. In that part of the last verse, I am not sure if Chavo is the father or the son. I am guessing it is equally applicable both ways.

    JD idolized Chavo and his family because they had a loving dad, something JD did not have. JD believed Chavo's dad was everything he wishes his stepdad was. This made JD's stepdad jealous and angry, but that only increased JD's love of Chavo. JD loved Chavo not only because he was a great wrestler, but because he was a great man, he was a great dad AND he had a great dad which JD longed for, and because worshipping Chavo made JD's stepfather mad the way JD's stepfather made JD mad.
    cbinghamon January 09, 2018   Link

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