The evil that was told to him he hardly understood
He reported it to his superiors like he knew he should
What happened after that he really never knew
You don’t tell your superiors what to do
Years later it all came back that he was given the blame
for not doing something more, and he was put to shame
Instead of going out with honor that his good name had earned
For years of service and giving, his image they tried to burn
How could he be wrong, when he tried to do what was right?
God judged him with mercy. Now he lives in God’s delight (All right!)
The records may state that cancer tore his body apart
But through it all he remained stalwart, and he died of a broken heart
No trustees can destroy all that for years he created
Not just winning teams, but young men who graduatedd
Yeah, he was the people’s coach, and the people will not stand
for the slandering of one of the best coaches in the land.
Rest in peace, Joe Paterno. Your good name is still intact
Nothing can destroy your image. We won’t let it, that’s a fact
He was the people’s coach, and the people will not stand
for the slandering of one of the best coaches in the land
The opening line is classic. “The evil that was told to him, he hardly understood.” Don’t exactly have to be in MENSA to understand that an old dick going in a little boys ass warrants a call to the police and not just an office memo. But hey, fuck it. He coached some pretty good football teams. Nothing can destroy that in the eyes of Penn State fans. Not even shower rape.
If the Nittany Lions wanted to win me over the song should have had less Casio Keyboard and more Danny DeVito…