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American Pie

Discussion in 'Music & Music Streaming Services' started by Garrett, Feb 27, 2003.

  1. Garrett

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    I was as usual listening to the Pick of the Pops at weekend and American Pie by Don McLean came on and I was wondering if anybody knew what all the ambiguous lyrics referred to. I know once of a day they thought the line ‘The day the music died’ referred to JFK but I now think it refers to Buddy Holly.
     
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    Thanks;) but it only gives the lyrics I’m was after the meaning of them?
     
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    It is indeed about Buddy Holly. Don McLean has been interviewed many times about this. Apparently he was a paperboy when he heard about the plane crash. Hence the lyrics.
     
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    I've found a few sites detailing what they think to be the meaning of the lyrics to what I think is the greatest song ever written. (damn you Madonna!!!) Very interesting stuff. Here's one that's pretty good, but very little of this is confirmed, it's mostly conjecture.

    http://www.faqs.org/faqs/music/american-pie/
     

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