American pie song. American Pie (song)

American Pie by Don McLean

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Story Behind the Song: Don McLean' explains 'American Pie'

McClean offered no interpretion of the song that night but after the concert my friends and I sat around and discussed the lyrics over coffee, a conversation that still happens occassionally to this day! Of course, this line could also just be something to rhyme with "rolling stone". Retrieved January 24, 2012. He might've killed himself.

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The Hidden Catholic Meaning of Don McLean's Cryptic "American Pie"

I realized that it was actually gonna perform some good works. I mean, I went to school and mentioned it and they said, 'So what? It just shattered my lifestyle and made me quite neurotic and extremely petulant.

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McLean was a 13-year-old paperboy in New Rochelle, New York when Holly died.

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And I said, Oh, that is such a great idea. I said, 'I've got to write this down.

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In the lyric "and do you have faith in God above if the Bible tells you so? Picture sleeve for U. Most songs, Non Commercial. This song is also about the assassination of JFK at that time in history.

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Also, there was a heatwave in Los Angeles at the time of the murders, thus the line 'summer swelter'. This song is mourning them. Fists of rage are against those that plotted and carried out the assassination.

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Story Behind the Song: Don McLean' explains 'American Pie'

I guess you can't really control these things, but these are both not true. I think it is possible. He referred to what he was doing with his "family" as being Helter Skelter.