Jeremy Messersmith talks about “A Girl, a Boy and a Graveyard” on Chuck

Jeremy Messersmith’s song “A Girl, a Boy and a Graveyard” (Amazon MP3 | A) was used in a poignant scene between Chuck and Sarah at the end of episode 4.02, “Chuck vs. the Suitcase”. The artist recently appeared on the Southern Gothic Productions podcast to talk about the song and its placement on the show. Listen here.

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  1. This song is a musical masterpiece… I loved it so much I got the whole album. Honestly, I think all the music on Chuck is awesome. I have a 7 hour playlist on my ipod devoted to Chuck music. Thanks to whoever chose this song to be on the show… I really loved it.

    • me too! there’s a playlist on my iPod called “Chuck” filled with songs that have played on Chuck. Whoever picks songs to go on Chuck is a genius, because they pick PERFECT songs and put them in the most poignant places (for example, “Once in a Lifetime” in Chuck Vs. the Suburbs and “We’re not gonna take it” in “Chuck vs. the First kill”

      • Her name is Alexandra Patsavas. She has single-handedly turned me on to Bon Iver, Band of Horses, Imogen Heap, Cake, The Constellations, and numerous others of whom I’d never have heard were it not for her amazing work on “Chuck”.

      • Me too! Frightened Rabbit too. She certainly knows how to pick appropriate songs.

      • oh my gosh Bon Iver and Band of Horses (two bands which she seems to use a lot) are two of my FAVORITE bands now. They are on a repeat loop.

      • Me too!! (too)! 🙂 They do a really great job picking the perfect songs to go with the scenes so they compliment them and don’t take away from what’s going on in the scene!

      • I think the music on Chuck is great to, and I have a Chuck playlist on my mp3 player as well, and yes its a zune 🙂

  2. Thanks so much for posting this! I had actually heard “A Girl, A Boy and A Graveyard” prior to this episode airing and I freaked out as soon as I heard the opening lines playing in the episode. Jeremy is a great artist and I encourage everyone to listen to the rest of his album or check out his session at, it has a great version of the song recorded live. Also, good to know I’m not the only crazy person who has a “Chuck” playlist on my ipod!

  3. The music on Chuck has almost always been beyond great, and Messersmith’s song may end up being my favorite of season 4.

    That’s for pointing us to this interview!

  4. And Slow Club — Christmas TV on Ellie’s & Devon’s beach wedding was about the most perfect pairing I’ve ever heard, narrowly edging out the whole soundtrack of the previous episode, Chuck vs the Colonel.

    • The song was delightful, and might have made a lesser impact were it not for the incridible video cuts against which it was shown: the wedding shifts abruptly to the execution of Ted Roarke. What an inspired matchup between video and soundtrack music.