Willie Nelson Alive and Well in Comical 'Still Not Dead' Video
Willie Nelson has died time and time again — if you believe everything you read online. The country icon pokes fun at exactly this in a hilarious video for “Still Not Dead.”
The song, featured on his new God’s Problem Child album, out April 28, has Nelson singing of how he is certain he’s still alive, despite what the internet is telling him.
“Well I woke up still not dead again today,” Nelson sings on the song’s opening verse, “The internet said I had passed away. But if I died, I wasn’t dead to stay.”
Nelson awakes from a deep sleep on his tour bus in the “Still Not Dead” video. Donning his “Smoke weed everyday” Christmas sweater, a gift from Snoop Dogg, he goes about his normal day. As he pours himself some coffee, he surfs the web to find that he has been reported dead once again.
Alongside his day-to-day activities, clips of Nelson in the studio recording the song, live in concert and on his tour bus are shown.
During a recent interview in Nashville, Nelson poked fun at the constant death hoaxes.
“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 shares. “That was what, 30 years ago? So every now and then somebody comes up with another Willie’s dead story. I always loved them, ’cause everybody was so glad to see me.”
God’s Problem Child is available on Friday (April 28), the day before Nelson’s 84th birthday.
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