Hindsight is 20​/​20

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Mark David Chapman is on 20/20.
So is Jay Leno, he's not very funny.
Mark David's locked up in Attica prison.
Jay's going to miss making fun of Bill Clinton.
Mark David tells Yoko Ono he's sorry
and statewide recounts must begin in a hurry.
Barbara Walters looks tense but not worried.

Jay doesn't seem to care if it's Bush or Gore,
he'd prefer Clinton again --
Clinton's the funny and cool guy, he says.
Barbara chuckles and shakes her head.

When Mark David shot John Lennon he was assisted by Satan.
Now he's a born-again Christian.
He thought that John had become superficial and phony,
that he'd been ruined by all of his comfort and money.
Barbara's narration fills up the gaps in the story,
and statewide recounts must begin in a hurry.
Barbara looks tense but not worried.

"John Lennon would be 40 years old if he were alive today," Barbara says,
her head cocked to the side, "imagine."

"John Lennon would be 40 years old if he were alive today," Barbara says,
her head cocked to the side, "imagine."

Credits roll, 20/20 it ends.

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from Celebs EP, released December 11, 2001

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Roommate Chicago

Roommate began as a Kent Lambert solo project in NYC in 2000 and has been an ever-mutating Chicago band since 2004. The band's 2015 album MAKE LIKE was released in 2015 and described by [sic] magazine's Tim Clarke as "astute, economical, meticulously performed and produced, and deeply affecting, both lyrically and musically." ... more

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