I saw John Kennedy today

I saw John Kennedy today
he’s not dead like they say;
he was driving a pickup truck
and he sure looked happy enough.

It was out on Route 66
we were both stuck in traffic;
he was wearing his vintage shades,
and he sure didn’t look his age

I yelled, “Hey, is there an accident–
and weren’t you the president?”
He just sat there for a while
and then he flashed his Kennedy smile.

He said, “Son, it occurred to me
way back in ’63, that I no longer had to be
President Kennedy.
I didn’t need Jackie O,
I didn’t need Marilyn Monroe,
all I needed to get by was a truck and a highway to drive.

Well in Dallas it was my luck
I snuck out to buy this old truck;
my double caught a bullet in the head
and I was free cause now I was dead.

I’ve been traveling along ever since
food and gas are my only expense
and wherever the road takes me
you know the girls are always friendly.”

I saw John Kennedy today,
he waved as he pulled away;
he was driving a pickup truck
and he sure looked happy enough.

*Rally at the Texas Hotel (repeat) is not part of original lyrics.
Copyright 2004 Luke Powers.