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Chet Baker

Everything Happens to Me (5:05)

One of the most strangely attractive sounds in all of music is Chet Baker's wispy voice wrapping itself around an appropriate lyric. Tom Adair and Matt Dennis' paean to hard luck is a more than worthy recipient of the Baker treatment.

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I make a date for golf, and you can bet your life it rains.
I try to give a party, and the guy upstairs complains.
I guess I'll go through life, just catching colds and missing trains.
Everything happens to me.

Chet Baker - Everything Happens to Me Lyrics


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  • title this: "chet sings his autobiography..."
  • a man who had everything..... and threw it all away..... but left us with his odd but beautiful work.....
  • incredible but a sad reminder of baker's gradual decay. You can hear in this version the remnants of his inability to bridge the gaps between his usual smooth transitions due to the destruction of his teeth from a drug related beating . I'd never noticed the difference so clearly
  • Featured in the film 'The Guard'. I think I could forgive my assassin if he told me not to stop the record as he too liked Chet Baker.
  • your answer was goodbye & there was even postage due..
  • Depressive and beautiful.
  • Never gets old!
  • There is something so sad about the way he sings but it is so mesmerizing and full of sentiment. It's unfortunate how we died and how is life took a turn for the worse. He's awesome!
  • Kinda like some songs from the 1940's. Smooth and relaxing.
  • his singing is so relaxed. Like an opposite to his quite short life. Chet Baker is a musical genious.

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