Comical Song Assures Willie Nelson’s Fan’s He Is “Still Not Dead"
On Tuesday, April 4, SiriusXM conducted a live interview with Willie Nelson. This took place at the Music City Theater in Nashville. In this interview, Willie chats about
a song from his newest album, God’s Problem Child. This song jokes around about the recent internet rumor that he has died. Y’all, this song is hilarious. I love his attitude about the rumors in these lyrics:
“I woke up still not dead again today / The internet said I had passed away / If I died, I wasn’t dead to stay / I woke up still not dead again today.”
“Still Not Dead” was co-written with Buddy Cannon, a longtime friend of Nelsons. It is said that they co-wrote this after looking at all the different hoax stories.
One of the most popular paragraphs of this hoax states that a groundskeeper found Nelson on the lawn and called 911. Nelson comes back at this by singing,
“I woke up still not dead again today / The gardener did not find me that way / You can’t believe a word that people say / I woke up still not dead again today.”
Apparently, these hoaxes started up a very long time ago, but just recently majorly surfaced. Willie explains this as follows -
“A long time ago, whenever I had ‘On the Road Again,” when it had first come out, somebody came out with the joke, well you know Willie was out singing on the road again and got hit by a truck,” Nelson shared. “That was what, 30 years ago, so every now and then somebody comes up with another Willie’s dead story.”
He took a brief pause, then said “I always loved them, ’cause everybody was so glad to see me.”
So don’t worry, y’all….Willie is still up and runnin’.
This interview will air near the end of April on Sirius XMs “Willie’s Roadhouse” (Channel 59).