Buckwheat Catapillar - Kennedy's Head

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One of the main pieces of evidence in the Warren Commission's investigation of the JFK assassination was a home movie taken by Abraham Zapruder, who was a spectator in Dealey Plaza as Kennedy's motorcade passed by. His 8mm color film captured the images of Kennedy's assassination vividly, particularly the moment when a bullet struck JFK in the head. The Warren Commission concluded that only three shots were fired, and that Lee Harvey Oswald fired all three shots from the sixth floor of the Texas School Book Depository, behind Kennedy's limousine. Rather than being pushed forward from the impact of the head shot, however, Kennedy's head jerked back and to the left. Buckwheat Catapillar goes right to the heart of the matter in "Kennedy's Head", declaring, "We all wanna know about Kennedy's head".

The Zapruder film also made it difficult to explain the injuries suffered by Texas Governor John Connally, who was riding in the seat in front of JFK. Connally's reaction to being shot was only slightly after Kennedy showed signs that he had been hit, as well. If only three shots were fired, however, that meant both men had to have been hit by the same bullet. According to the Warren Commission, Oswald's first shot missed, the second shot hit both Kennedy and Connally, and the third shot struck JFK in the head. The second shot has been referred to as the "magic bullet", not only because "it seemed to violate the laws of physics", as Buckwheat Catapillar notes, but also because it was found in almost pristine condition despite causing extensive injuries to both men including breaking bones. Buckwheat Catapillar remarks, "That magic bullet took some ride" and adds, "We all wanna know about the magic ride."

Buckwheat Catapillar also wonders where Kennedy's brain ended up. In the wake of Oliver Stone's movie JFK (1991), Congress passed the President John F. Kennedy Assassination Records Collection Act of 1992, which "mandated that all assassination-related material be housed in a single collection in the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)." The Assassination Records Review Board (ARRB) was organized to review all of the records associated with the JFK assassination. The most shocking conclusion the ARRB reached was that a different brain had been substituted for Kennedy's brain in the autopsy photos. FBI agent Francis X. O'Neill Jr., who was present at the autopsy in Bethesda, stated, "there was not too much of the brain left." He reported that "more than half of the brain was missing" when it was removed from Kennedy's skull. Yet the photos of Kennedy's brain taken later show a brain that appears to be much more intact than that described by O'Neill. Also, photos taken around the time of the autopsy are not included in the materials at NARA. Navy photographer John Stringer, who took the initial photos of Kennedy's brain testified that he used a different kind of film than the pictures that were included in the JFK assassination records, and that his pictures showed a different brain.

In JFK Oliver Stone depicted the JFK assassination as a coup d'etat orchestrated at the highest level of the U.S. government, and in "Kennedy's Head" Buckwheat Catapillar reaches a similar conclusion. As Buckwheat Catapillar notes, the C.I.A., F.B.I. and Lyndon Johnson "all had something to gain that day." He concludes JFK was "shot by the government through the head/Not by Lee Oswald like they said." And that the government has maintained this lie ever since. Buckwheat Catapillar asks, "Why should we believe you?/Telling all these lies for so many years"



We all wanna know about Kennedy's head
Kennedy's head
Kennedy's head
Shot by the government through the head
Not by Lee Oswald like they said
We all wanna know about Kennedy's head

We all wanna know about Kennedy's brain
Kennedy's brain
Kennedy's brain
The government lost it, that's insane
Lost his brain, that’s insane
The government lost it, Kennedy's brain.

Well wanna know about the magic ride
The magic ride
The magic ride
Shot from the front and shot from behind
That magic bullet took some ride
Well wanna know about the magic ride

We all wanna know about the C.I.A., the F.B.I. and L.B.J.
You all had something to gain that day
What happened that day?
What happened that day?
We all wanna know about what happened that day

Why should we believe you?
Telling all these lies for so many years
Why should we believe you?
The government lied and it lied and it lied
The government lies and it lies and it lies
The government lies!

We all wanna know about Kennedy's head
Kennedy's head
Kennedy's head
Shot by the government through the head
Not by Lee Oswald like they said
We all wanna know about Kennedy's head
We all wanna know about Kennedy's head
We all wanna know about Kennedy's brain
We all wanna know about the C.I.A.
We all wanna know about the F.B.I.
We all wanna know about the the magic ride
We all wanna know about L.B.J.
We all wanna know about what happened that day
We all wanna know about what happened that day
We all wanna know about Kennedy's head
Kennedy's head
Kennedy's head
Kennedy's head
Kennedy's head
Kennedy's head
Kennedy's head
I bet you'd like to sleep with Kennedy's Head!

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from Conspiracy A​-​Go​-​Go, released November 1, 2013
originally released on Anxiety (2012)
written by Buckwheat Catapillar/Catapillar Tunes, Copyright 1992
www.facebook.com/pages/Buckwheat-Catapillar/173204606096471
info@buckwheatcatapillar.com

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