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Lou Reed "The Day John Kennedy Died"

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posted on Nov, 27 2021 @ 06:39 PM
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A poignant song.

Release Date: February 23, 1982

I dreamed I was the President of these United States
I dreamed I replaced ignorance, stupidity and hate
I dreamed the perfect union, and a perfect law, undenied
And most of all I dreamed I forgot the day John Kennedy died

I dreamed that I could do the job that others hadn't done
I dreamed that I was uncorrupt and fair to everyone
I dreamed I wasn't gross or base, a criminal on the take
And most of all I dreamed I forgot the day John Kennedy died

Oh, the day John Kennedy died
Oh, the day John Kennedy died

I remember where I was that day, I was Upstate in a bar
The team from the University was playing football on TV
Then the screen want dead and the announcer said
"There's been a tragedy. There are unconfirmed reports the president's been shot,
and he may be dead or dying."

Talking stopped, someone shouted "What?" I ran out to the street.
People were gathered everywhere saying "Did you hear what they said on TV?"
And then a guy in a Porsche with his radio hit his horn, and told us the news
He said, "The President's dead. He was shot twice in the head, in Dallas, and they don't know by whom."
I dreamed I was the President of these United States
I dreamed that I was young and smart, and it was not a waste
I dreamed that there was a point to life, and to the human race
I dreamed that I could somehow comprehend that someone shot him in the face




Guitar heaven. "Sweet Jane" from the Rock & Roll Animal album.




posted on Nov, 27 2021 @ 07:31 PM
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Lou Reed- the original Rapper!



posted on Nov, 27 2021 @ 08:18 PM
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a reply to: ColeYounger

I have the saddest lou reed story you will ever hear.

I had a signed lou reed poster dedicated with my name.

My ex wife took it out the frame after our divorce and folded it up (folded it up!!!) and put it in a box and that box got water damaged and boom, no more poster.

I was livid.

Great songs. Love’em



posted on Nov, 28 2021 @ 10:35 AM
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a reply to: ColeYounger

I love Lou Reed but I've never heard this song. Very thought provoking song and words. Thanks for sharing it.

Of course Sweet Jane combines those 2 different songs, a beautiful easy listening and bad-a rock. Maybe my favorite song.

Here is Lou Reed on Letterman doing Walk on the Wild Side. The sound is low. I apologize to those who like their music loud.

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edit on 11 28 2021 by BelleEpoque because: needed rewrite




 
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