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American Pie Lyrics

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[Verse 1]
A long, long time ago...
I can still remember
How that music used to make me smile

And I knew if I had my chance
That I could make those people dance
And, maybe, they’d be happy for a while


[Verse 2]
But February made me shiver
With every paper I’d deliver
Bad news on the doorstep;
I couldn’t take one more step


[Verse 3]
I can’t remember if I cried
When I read about his widowed bride

But something touched me deep inside
The day the music died


[Hook]
So bye-bye, Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee

But the levee was dry
And them good old boys were drinkin’ whiskey in Rye
Singin’, "This’ll be the day that I die
"This’ll be the day that I die."


[Verse 4]
Did you write the book of love
And do you have faith in God above
If the Bible tells you so?
Do you believe in rock ’n roll
Can music save your mortal soul
And can you teach me how to dance real slow?


[Verse 5]
Well, I know that you’re in love with him
`cause I saw you dancin’ in the gym

You both kicked off your shoes
Man, I dig those rhythm and blues


[Verse 6]
I was a lonely teenage broncin’ buck
With a pink carnation and a pickup truck

But I knew I was out of luck
The day the music died


[Hook]

[Verse 7]
Now for ten years we’ve been on our own
And moss grows fat on a rollin’ stone
But that’s not how it used to be
When the jester sang for the king and queen
In a coat he borrowed from James Dean
And a voice that came from you and me


[Verse 8]
Oh, and while the king was looking down
The jester stole his thorny crown

The courtroom was adjourned;
No verdict was returned

And while Lennon read a book on Marx
The quartet practiced in the park

And we sang dirges in the dark
The day the music died

[Hook]

[Verse 9]
Helter skelter in a summer swelter
The birds flew off with a fallout shelter
Eight miles high and falling fast
It landed foul on the grass
The players tried for a forward pass
With the jester on the sidelines in a cast


[Verse 10]
Now the half-time air was sweet perfume
While the sergeants played a marching tune
We all got up to dance
Oh, but we never got the chance!
`cause the players tried to take the field;
The marching band refused to yield

Do you recall what was revealed
The day the music died?


[Hook]

[Verse 11]
Oh, and there we were all in one place
A generation lost in space
With no time left to start again
So come on: Jack be nimble, Jack be quick!
Jack Flash sat on a candlestick
Cause fire is the devil’s only friend


[Verse 12]
Oh, and as I watched him on the stage
My hands were clenched in fists of rage
No angel born in hell
Could break that Satan’s spell
And as the flames climbed high into the night
To light the sacrificial rite
I saw Satan laughing with delight

The day the music died

[Hook]

[Verse 13]
I met a girl who sang the blues
And I asked her for some happy news

But she just smiled and turned away
I went down to the sacred store
Where I’d heard the music years before
But the man there said the music wouldn’t play


[Verse 14]
And in the streets: the children screamed
The lovers cried, and the poets dreamed

But not a word was spoken;
The church bells all were broken
And the three men I admire most:
The father, son, and the holy ghost
They caught the last train for the coast

The day the music died

[Hook]

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