Saturday, July 19, 2014

The Unknown Gunman

In the tradition of Mad Magazine and their classic song parodies, here is a song I have written about the JFK assassination*, sung to the tune of The Fall Guy theme song. And just in case you don't know the show or song, you can check out the original here. So now, on with the show. Enjoy...or don't. I'm not the boss of you.

Well, I'm not the kind to conspire and tell
But I've been seen with Jack Ruby
I've never been on a mission I didn't complete, so neat

I've been hired by the CIA
Gone to work for the KGB
But when it comes time to set blame, it's never me, so sweet

It's a lonely, secret life I lead
I never get the spotlight
I kill for a livin' but I never get on TV
But the hardest thing I ever do
Is watch some other patsy
Take the credit while they all just ignore me

I might shoot from a tall building
I might fire on a president's car
'Cause I'm the unknown gunman
Who made Oswald such a star

I never spent much time with people
But I've shot some targets plenty
It's true I hire my skills out for pay, hey hey

I've gotten burned in Nicaragua 
Nearly blown up in Istanbul
But when they look for the killer, it's never me, no way

I might hide in the grassy knoll 
Or the Dallas Book Depository
'Cause I'm the unknown gunman
That made Oswald history

*ed. note: too soon? oh well.

That's it gang. See ya 'round the web.


3 comments:

  1. That is brilliant! No not too soon-it's 51 yrs ago and so true about the unknown gunman. I love it that you placed it with the song from The Fall Guy which I used to watch religiously

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  2. This is one of the myriad of reasons why I love you. Even if you are kind of a jackass sometimes.

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  3. I love being loved...even if it is coming from such a bitchy feminist. Ha!

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