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Lou Reed - The Day John Kennedy Died Chords

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The Day John Kennedy Died Chords

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Lou Reed
Verse]

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


[Verse]

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


[Chorus]

F         G               C
Oh, the day John Kennedy died
F         G               C
Oh, the day John Kennedy died


[Verse]

C                                  F    G         
I remember where I was that day, I was upstate in a bar
C                                  F    G         
The team from the university was playing football on tv
C                                          
Then the screen went dead and the announcer said,
          F    G         C
"There's been a tragedy..."
C
"The President's been shot...
C
"There are now unconfirmed reports...
           F    G         C
"That he may be dead or dying."


[Verse]

C                                          
Talking stopped, someone shouted, "What!?"
    F   G
I ran out to the street
C                                          
People were gathered everywhere saying,
           F            G          C
"Did you hear what they said on TV?"
C
And then a guy in a Porsche with his radio on
          F        G           C
Hit his horn and told us the news
C
He said, "The president's dead...
C
Shot twice in the head...
      F            G               C
In Dallas and they don't know by whom."


[Verse]

C                                  F    G         
I dreamed I was the president of these United States
C                                    F    G         
I dreamed I was young and smart and it was not a waste
C                                           F    G         
I dreamed that there was a point to life and to the human race
C                                          
I dreamed that I could somehow comprehend that someone
  F     G         C
Shot him in the face

[Chorus]

F         G               C
Oh, the day John Kennedy died
F         G               C
Oh, the day John Kennedy died
            
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