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


Recently, a high school friend shared this YouTube video.  With my really slow internet connection, I don’t watch a lot of videos but I sure did for this one.

In our high school days, you could count on this song being played at least a few times a day.  It was often the last song of a disk jockey’s shift – my theory being that with a long song, they got to leave work early.  This was popular for that purpose as well as Stairway to Heaven.

In the beginning, it was just a great song to listen to and sing along.  

Then, as we got older, we realized that it was a song with a powerful message.

Now, with this video, it goes well over the top.  As you listen to the video, watch the imagery that the author has synced to the music.  Even years later, I made new connections with the lyrics.

This is definitely worth the time to bookmark.

I’ll bet that you play it more than once to make sure that you take it all in.  There’s so much there.

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OTR Links 04/30/2016


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