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That's the place where Kennedy stayed, and
Where were you when he suddenly
Slumped to his fate?
That's the place where Kennedy stayed
And where were you when he died?
Yeah, some things are slow to fade.
The two latter lines here go on top of each other in the mix, so I thought for a long time they ended like that 'to his fate'. Could fit in, too.
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