The President's Dead is a song that Okkervil River has performed live in concert, but yet to record. It is pretty simple and the lyrics are amazing. D A Em The President's dead, the radio said G A Dear friends is it not so horrible? Em G A shock to my heart like a knife right through bread, A D The newspaper said, the President's dead. D A Em The sea doesn't dry and the sky doesn't split, G A But friends it just seems so wrong, don't it? Em G A shout from the crowd and a shot to the head, A D The President's lying on the tarmac dead. D A Em He's lying face down with those black dress day gents, G A Guns drawn running around in the early o-bits, Em G Say he was a good man, you can't argue with that, A D Not today you can't, not now you can't. D A Em In the media tent, where they spin and they slant, G A They just foam at the mouth and they chomp at the bit, Em G Those bloodsuckers can wait, till those vultures cool it, A D The radio said, the President's dead, D A Em And let's imagine the day, let's say 30 years in, G A How somebody will say what were you doing when, Em G On a beautiful day I was waking up and A D I was lying in bed with my girlfriend D A Em And the eggs on the plate and the bacon hissing G A And the coffee was great, these was spring on the wind, Em G If you ever lived through a day where the littlest things, A D in the littlest ways, made you feel you were blest. D A Em And if you died right then, well you know you'd be missed, G A But there's no better way to cease to exist, Em G And you wouldn't feel sad and you wouldn't resist, A D Because you knew what you had and were thankful for it, D A Em In your own little way, well I'm a small quiet man, G A I've got no wars to win, I don't have a big plan, Em G But I love my new place and I love my old friends, A D And I scrimp and I save and one day I'll have kids, D A Em I can truthfully say that my day was like that, G A till the radio playing on the stand by the bed, Em G fired out this report and in three words they said, A D A Em G Like three shots to my head, the President's dead. D A Em G The President's dead. D A Em G The President's dead. D A Em G D A Em G That's it! This is my first tab, so I hope it works.