"Kennedy" as written by and Matthew Devine....
I wanna be a Kennedy
I wanna be a big heart breaker
Live fast and for real
And you can follow it in the papers

I wanna be a Kennedy
I wanna shake hands with heroes
And kiss the girls of centerfolds on the tongue
And die young

I'll be brave tonight, either live or die
I'll be brave tonight, standing tall and bright
Such romantic eyes got me hypnotized

And if I had my chance I'd never let you go
And if I had my chance I'd never let you go

I wanna be a Kennedy
I wanna be tall and handsome
I'd conquer the world
And you'd see it on television

If I could be a Kennedy
If I could be a real heart breaker
I'd watch you crash into my arms
With the stars under the barrel of a gun
We die young, we die young

I'll be brave tonight, either live or die
I'll be brave tonight, standing tall and bright
Such romantic eyes got me hypnotized

And if I had my chance I'd never let you go
And if I had my chance I'd never let you go
And if I had my chance I'd never let you go

I'll be brave tonight
I'll be brave tonight
And if I had my chance I'd never let you go


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"Kennedy" as written by Matthew Devine

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    General CommentYou people make me sick. It's so sad.. " WHAT thats not a girl singing???? OMFG!!!!" Right... Look, Learn a bit about a band before you go start thinking you know things. That's a GUY singing, And his name is Mat Devine. You tarts. Kill Hannah are the best band alive. Some of you people should try listening to some of their old stuff isntead of the very few songs they have that are actually popular.
    Waste-Of-Painton December 31, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentisn't this site supposed to be about what the song means and not what the band looks/sounds like? Just saying.

    But, I have to agree with Riffinton with the meaning of the song. Although it's not particular characterizing one specific Kennedy, he's talking about the lifestyle of it all. The Kennedy family is a prominent family with many special privileges. So it's only normal for an outsider to wish to be involved in that high-society class of people and such.

    One thing though, the Kennedy's are basically cursed. Most of them have died through tragic accidents. =( Let's hope Senator Kennedy is okay though.
    musicxisxlovex3on January 21, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhen i first heard this song, i thought that they were girls (i still think that they sound like a bunch of girls), anyways, i like this song now. I think that its kinda cool, but i don't really know what the meaning is, and i personally don't care, i just like the song.
    ashley007on April 26, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti second the bunch of girls comment. but killhannah is good. it took me a month to figure out that they were male. maybe next time.
    xnoisecorexon June 04, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah there definately arent any girls in the band. i saw them live last night and theyre awesome.
    ThingsIHaventToldUon July 02, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song that introduced me to the band. I still love it. This is also the reason I bought the album.
    the Edgeon April 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is like..the sexiest sounding song ever!
    NaziRacist666on May 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWHAT thats not a girl singing???? OMFG!!!!
    cmfcrazyeyeson June 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti still love it though
    cmfcrazyeyeson June 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmaybe they're androgynous [dictionary.com 2nd definition]
    maggotbrainon June 16, 2004   Link

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