The Day the Music Died

Posted: November 15, 2009 in Music

If you’re up for ten minutes worth of a single song, enjoy the YouTube rendering of Don McLean’s classic, “America Pie,” below.

As for interpreting the crazy lyrics, you’re on your own. There have been some fun attempts on the Internet, so you can amuse yourself with a little Google help to your heart’s content.

As to an “official” interpretation, not going to happen. Other than confirming the Buddy Holly-ness of the song, you aren’t going to get anything out of McLean. Here is what he said: “Sorry to leave you all on your own like this but long ago I realized that songwriters should make their statements and move on, maintaining a dignified silence.”

There you have it.

And here you go.

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