This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you
So when people ask me what American Pie means, I tell them it means I don't ever have to work again if I don't want to.
I met a girl who sang the blues, And I asked her for some happy news; But she just smiled and turned away
American Pie speaks to the loss that we feel. That's why that song has found the niche that it has.
In a sense, 'American Pie' was a very despairing song but it can also be seen as very hopeful.
People ask me if I left the lyrics open to ambiguity. Of course I did. I wanted to make a whole series of complex statements. The lyrics had to do with the state of society at the time.
'American Pie' was part of my process of self-awakening; a mystical trip into my past.
The Day the Music Died
The process got abused, ... So what do you do about it? Do you become cynical and turn your back on it, or do you do something about it?
You've already decided the process.
No angel born in hell could break that satan's spell.
And I love you so The people ask me how How I've lived till now I tell them I don't know. I guess they understand How lonely life has been But life began again The day you took my hand.
I feel like a spinning top or a Dreidel The spinning don't stop when you leave the cradle You just slow down Round and around this world you go Spinning through the lives of the people you know We all slow down.
No days you can borrow, no time you can buy. No trust in tomorrow. It's a lie.
Now I think I know what you tried to say to me How you suffered for your sanity How you tried to set them free They would not listen They're not listening still... Perhaps they never will...