The Chills Love My Leather Jacket

New Zealand band, The Chills, etched their way into the New Zealand rock consciousness in 1986 with this track, I Love My Leather Jacket. The song was dedicated to drummer Martyn Bull, who had left his leather jacket to lead singer Martin Philipps in his will before dying of leukemia in 1983, aged 22.

The Chills Leather Jacket


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Lyrics for I Love My Leather Jacket

I wear my leather jacket like a great big hug,
Radiating charm, a living cloak of luck,
The only concrete link with an absent friend,
A symbol I can wear till we meet again
It’s a weight around my neck
While the owner is free,
Both protector and reminder of mortality,
It occurs I cannot shirk responsibilities
From a teacher turned a pupil it’s a give to me.
Cos I love my leather jacket, and I wear it all the time.
I love my leather jacket.

I love my leather jacket, and I wear it all the time.
I love my leather jacket.

I love my leather jacket,
I love my vanished friend.
I love my leather jacket,
I love my vanished friend.

I love my leather jacket…

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