Kennedy and Khruschev
Mighty Sparrow Lyrics


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I have confidence in Kennedy
Khrushchev ain't mean nothing to me
All Khrushchev do is laying threats
But I will bet he will regret
Kennedy is a genius
Khrushchev playing robust
Always talking tough
Finally Kennedy called his bluff

And make him turn them ships in the opposite direction
(Kennedy is the master)
Any retaliation will be met with explosion
(Kennedy will take care of him)
Stop them, search them,
Sink them to the bottom of the ocean
(Kennedy is the master)
Hear your voice if you second the motion

World wide communism they want to spread
But me mother said she rather dead
Than live in a world of communism
She will drink poison
But poison ain't necessary
Not as long as we have Kennedy
Together with Canada, England, and France
Nikita Khrushchev ain't stand a chance

We make him turn them ships in the opposite direction
(Kennedy is the master)
Any retaliation will be met with explosion
(Kennedy will take care of him)
Stop them, search them,
Sink them to the bottom of the ocean
(Kennedy is the master)
Let me hear your voice if you second the motion

We ain't want no war not again
But it is plain we ain't go remain
And let communism just step in
And ain't do nutten that never happen
We got brains, we got weapon
To stifle Russian aggression
Don't make a fool of you in space
Kennedy will put Khrushchev in place

And make him turn them ships in the opposite direction
(Kennedy is the master)
Any retaliation will be met with explosion
(Kennedy will take care of him)
Stop them, search them,
Sink them to the bottom of the ocean
(Kennedy is the master)
Let me hear you loud if you second the motion

Castro try and remember
It's America, not Batista
So don't be too quick to fight
Try and see the light you taking too much of a big bite
Kruschev is a mad man
But still he ain't go die for no Cuban
He'll give you weapons and that is all
And when you die he'll come to your funeral.
You ain't see how he

Turn them ships in the opposite direction
(Kennedy is the master)
Any retaliation will be met with explosion
(Kennedy is the master)
Well, that's a Cuban jam session
Louder!





(Thank you!)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Mighty Sparrow's "Kennedy and Khruschev" are centered around the political tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War era. Sparrow expresses his unwavering trust and confidence in the American President John F. Kennedy, showing little regard for the Soviet Premier Nikita Khruschev who he sees as merely making empty threats. Sparrow praises Kennedy's intelligence and applauds his ability to call Khruschev's bluff and force him to turn his ships around. He sees Kennedy as a master strategist, who with the support of allies like Canada, England, and France can beat Khruschev.


Sparrow then moves on to address the larger threat of communism that he believes the Soviet Union is spreading worldwide. He sets forth his conviction that he would rather die than live in a world ruled by communism. Sparrow encourages others to unite against the spread of communism and praises Kennedy as the leader who can help them do so. He urges world leaders to stop Khruschev's naval movements and reminds the Cuban leader Fidel Castro of his place in the larger international struggle.


Line by Line Meaning

I have confidence in Kennedy
I trust in President Kennedy's abilities and leadership


Khrushchev ain't mean nothing to me
I don't feel threatened or intimidated by Khrushchev


All Khrushchev do is laying threats
Khrushchev is only making empty threats


But I will bet he will regret
I'm confident that Khrushchev will regret challenging Kennedy


Kennedy is a genius
Kennedy is extremely smart and capable


Khrushchev playing robust
Khrushchev is trying to act tough and strong


Always talking tough
Khrushchev is constantly making aggressive statements


Finally Kennedy called his bluff
Kennedy exposed Khrushchev's weaknesses and forced him to back down


And make him turn them ships in the opposite direction
Kennedy was able to compel Khrushchev to redirect their naval ships


Any retaliation will be met with explosion
If Khrushchev retaliates, Kennedy will respond with military force


Stop them, search them, Sink them to the bottom of the ocean
Kennedy will take drastic measures to prevent Russian aggression, including sinking their ships


Hear your voice if you second the motion
If you agree with me, speak up and show your support


World wide communism they want to spread
Communists aim to spread their ideology globally


But me mother said she rather dead
My mother would rather die than live in a communist world


Than live in a world of communism She will drink poison
My mother is so opposed to communism that she would rather commit suicide than live under it


But poison ain't necessary Not as long as we have Kennedy
We don't need to resort to extreme measures because we have confidence in Kennedy's ability to fight communism


Together with Canada, England, and France Nikita Khrushchev ain't stand a chance
We will stop Khrushchev with the help of our allies in Canada, England, and France


We ain't want no war not again
We don't want to go to war, especially not again


But it is plain we ain't go remain
We can't stand by and do nothing


And let communism just step in And ain't do nutten that never happen
We won't let communism take over without a fight


We got brains, we got weapon
We have the intelligence and firepower to defend ourselves


To stifle Russian aggression
We will prevent Russian aggression


Don't make a fool of you in space
Russia should not underestimate us in the Space Race


Kennedy will put Khrushchev in place
Kennedy will assert his authority and make Khrushchev back down


Castro try and remember
Castro needs to keep in mind


It's America, not Batista
Cuba is now dealing with the United States, not Batista's dictatorial regime


So don't be too quick to fight Try and see the light you taking too much of a big bite
Castro should think twice before fighting the United States, as he is biting off more than he can chew


Kruschev is a mad man
Khrushchev is irrational and unpredictable


But still he ain't go die for no Cuban
Khrushchev won't put his own life on the line for Cuba's cause


He'll give you weapons and that is all
Khrushchev will only provide Cuba with weapons, nothing more


And when you die he'll come to your funeral.
Khrushchev won't get involved in Cuba's problems until after Cuba loses the fight


Well, that's a Cuban jam session
The situation in Cuba is a mess


Louder!
Let me hear you express your support more loudly




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