Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The day... The music...


It was such a Big Deal when it came out.

I thought everyone knew the basic story...

Gloomy Don McLean reveals meaning of ‘American Pie’ — and sells lyrics for $1.2 million - The Washington Post

Here is a link to one of many web sites with the lyrics to American Pie, Annotated: mudcat.org lyrics: AMERICAN PIE--PROGRAM NOTES.

I like the parent site, Mudcat Cafe,for lyrics to obscure songs only I ever seem to have heard of. 

2 comments:

Old NFO said...

It was a good song then, and still is a good song today. And a helluva reason to die... Laundry???

D.W. Drang said...

Part f what made it a good sing when I was in high school was that it was somewhat obscure. But there have been plenty of annotated versions over the years.

And I can sympathize with the laundry thing, since few deployments had me anywhere near the laundry facility; as a Light Fighter, it was going to be at least two weeks into WWIII that we had access to one.

And, having been on two cruises with more experienced cruisers (parents, aunt and cousin) it seems that the big milestone for being those who do cruises is having enough days at sea with the same cruise line to qualify for free laundry...