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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Meaning of American Pie by Don McLean (w/lyrics) ~ WW?

What an incredible piece of work. Follow the lyrics closely together with the photos.  They synchronize beautifully to explain each verse.  

Although Don McClean only released the song in 1971, for those of us who grew up in the ’50s and ’60s this is a great piece with some very poignant moments in the history of those times.  And for those of you who did not, it’s a taste of what you missed.

 I knew that  "American Pie" was the name of the plane in which Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and The Big Bopper were killed when it crashed in 1958 – and I knew the chorus about music dying on that day.

I knew that there was a lot of symbolism.

 I just didn't know what it all meant



  1. Beautifully done, thanks for posting!

  2. Thank you for this !! I knew most of it esp. the king was Elvis and the jester was Bob Dylan who stole his crown.....More of it makes sense now. Don Mcclean never revealed the meaning of the verses but sold the interpretation of it at an auction for mega bucks with the promise it would never be revealed......

    1. WOW! Didn't hear about it never being revealed. Glad I found this. I thought it was great to be able to understand all those memorized lyrics ;)


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