I wanted to believe, and I tried my damnedest to believe, in the rainbow I tried to get over, and I couldn't! … So what? Lots of people can't!
The song birds are the sweetest In Kentucky; The thoroughbreds are fleetest In Kentucky; Mountains tower proudest, Thunder peals the loudest, The landscape is the grandest And politics the damnedest In Kentucky.
And then, nodding out toward the arena, [the uniformed policeman] said, real friendly-like: 'Ain't this just the damnedest thang you have ever saw?'[sic]