Kennedy
Mighty Sparrow Lyrics


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President Kennedy is in heaven I'm sure
May he rest in peace for ever more
It will take us over a century
To get a next man like Kennedy
He never should have passed through Texas oh-oh

The world never miss a man so since de death of Christ
And lord it was terrible oh what a sacrifice
He's gone and without a prayer
Not one word he said
When dis Texas gunman shot him in de head and he dead
I said de Texas gunman shot him in de head and he dead

He was loved he was feared
He was respected even in the East
Yet he was known to be a man of peace
All his trouble was for humanity
His salary went to charity
He was a man amongst men
We all lost a friend

The world never miss a man so since de death of Christ
And lord it was terrible oh what a sacrifice
He's gone and without a prayer
Not one word he said
When dis Texas gunman shot him in de head and he dead
I said de Texas gunman shot him in de head and he dead

In Cuba in Berlin and in Vietnam
Like a champion Kennedy handled de situation

The world never miss a man so since de death of Christ
And lord it was terrible oh what a sacrifice
He's gone and without a prayer
Not one word he said
When dis Texas gunman shot him in de head and he dead
I said de Texas gunman shot him in de head and he dead.

November 22nd was the day he died
When I got the news how I cried
To me Kennedy meant security
Lots of hope and equality
Then dis trigger-happy clown shot him down

The world never miss a man so since de death of Christ
And lord it was terrible oh what a sacrifice
He's gone and without a prayer
Not one word he said




When dis Texas gunman shot him in de head and he dead
I said de Texas gunman shot him in de head and he dead.

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Mighty Sparrow's song "Kennedy" are a tribute to the late President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated in 1963. The song expresses a deep sense of loss for the charismatic President who was known for his vision, optimism, and leadership. The song opens with the statement "President Kennedy is in heaven I'm sure, May he rest in peace for ever more," which is a statement of faith and a recognition of his impact on the world. The lyrics go on to suggest that Kennedy was a one-of-a-kind leader who cannot be replaced, "It will take us over a century, To get a next man like Kennedy."


The song also reveals a deep sadness about the manner in which Kennedy died, "He's gone, and without a prayer, Not one word he said, When dis Texas gunman shot him in de head and he dead." This suggests that a great man was taken too soon and too violently and that his death was a terrible loss for humanity. The song highlights Kennedy's accomplishments in Cuba, Berlin, and Vietnam, and suggests that he was a man who faced difficult situations with courage and grace.


Overall, the song "Kennedy" is a heartfelt tribute to a man who inspired a generation and whose legacy continues to live on. It is a reminder of the power of leadership and the impact it can have on people's lives.


Line by Line Meaning

President Kennedy is in heaven I'm sure
I am confident that President Kennedy is in heaven


May he rest in peace for ever more
I wish him eternal peace


It will take us over a century
It will take more than one hundred years


To get a next man like Kennedy
To find someone similar to Kennedy will take a long time


He never should have passed through Texas oh-oh
His visit to Texas was a mistake


The world never miss a man so since de death of Christ
The world has not missed a man as much as Kennedy since the death of Christ


And lord it was terrible oh what a sacrifice
It was terrible and a great loss


He's gone and without a prayer
He left without a chance to pray


Not one word he said
He didn't say a word


When dis Texas gunman shot him in de head and he dead
The Texas gunman fatally shot him in the head


He was loved he was feared
He was both respected and feared


He was respected even in the East
He was also respected in the Eastern part of the world


Yet he was known to be a man of peace
Despite his reputation for peace, he faced many challenges


All his trouble was for humanity
All his challenges were for the benefit of humanity


His salary went to charity
He donated his salary to charity


He was a man amongst men
He was a remarkable man among remarkable men


We all lost a friend
We all lost a dear friend


In Cuba in Berlin and in Vietnam
Kennedy had to handle critical situations in Cuba, Berlin, and Vietnam


Like a champion Kennedy handled de situation
Kennedy handled difficult situations like a true champion


November 22nd was the day he died
He died on November 22nd


When I got the news how I cried
I was very sad when I heard the news


To me Kennedy meant security
To me, Kennedy symbolized security and safety


Lots of hope and equality
He represented hope and equality to many people


Then dis trigger-happy clown shot him down
He was killed by someone who was too eager to fire their gun




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