you know I ain’t stupid,
and I know you ain’t stupid enough to think I’m stupid,
so trust me
when I tell you
I know for a fact
that Kevin ain’t no Jack and Jack ain’t no Kevin neither.
But they could’a been,
both of ‘em,
they could’a been.
I’m figurin’ y’all know Jack
or heard of him at least.
I mean, there’s lotsa tales about him and all of ‘em are mostly true
You know the one I’m talkin’ ‘bout’s a lie, right?
It’s got beans in it
and I’ll be good’n’damned if you ever hear that tale from me,
because you won’t.
there’s lotsa other tales ’n pert’near evra’body’s heard ‘em
so pert’ near evra’bod’ knows Jack
or thinks they do,
e’en if the Jack they think they know is just the lie about the beans.
Hardly anyone knows Kevin
unless their wife had brought him home to do a piece o’work aroun’
unless they had the news on that one night last December
when they showed his picture on the screen
and said Amanda’d shot him dead.