Whenever a friend has proved untrue,
And the world seems cold and dark and blue;
Whenever you feel mistreated and kicked about,
Put on your coat and just get out.
I have left something behind me--
Just a bit of youth, I guess--
Just a bit of carefree laughter
And a bit of happiness. I have left in the past behind me
Today a Nation paused to mourn the fate
Of President Kennedy, our former Chief of State.
All over the nation on TV the people followed along
The funeral parade that ended in Arlington.