What is don mclean's song american pie all about the straight dope chicago reader, inc an interpretation of the lyrics based on a supposed interview of mclean by dj casey kasem mclean later confirmed the buddy holly reference in a letter to adams but denied ever speaking to kasem roteman, jeff (august 10, 2002. Song american pie artist don mclean writers don mclean licensed to youtube by mix - don mclean - the meaning of american pie (update) youtube watch.
Don mclean's american pie an attempted explanation and analysis american pie is a song written by don mclean in the early 1970's it is an autobiographical journey through the turbulent 1960's with references to the events that shaped the era. Don mclean's manuscript for american pie went up for auction at christie's on tuesday and sold for $12 million, and though he's never really spoken publicly about the song's cryptic meaning, he.
American pie was written in 1971 and the time mclean is going to talk about is the 1950's this seems like a long time ago 'cause of all the turmoil that occurred in the 60's. American pie (1971) is an allegorical song by don mclean that starts on the death of buddy holly in an airplane crash in february, 3rd 1959, the day the musi.
Don mclean has finally revealed the meaning behind his 1971 hit american pie, one of the most enigmatic songs in pop history. Thirteen years later, don mclean wrote a song about this tragedy: “american pie,” an 8½-minute epic with an iconic lyric about “the day the music died” now, the original 16-page working manuscript of the lyrics has been sold at auction for $12 million. Don mclean's american pie uses symbolism to tell the story of american music and the day the music died, and the events that lead up to the apocalypse the first line in the song a long, long time ago (mclean) suggests a feeling of timelessness, which is often used in mythic stories and events.
The most in depth interpretation of american pie by don mclean photos, sound clips and indepth analysis sound clips and indepth analysis find it all here home american pie by don mclean since sifting through all the research about the song, it's evident that american pie is about mclean giving up rock & roll since the death of such.
Mclean is still trying to find happiness like in the beginning of the song maybe they'd be happy for a while, that music used to make me smile (note the tone of the song is very similar in these to verses) but this time the smile isn't for happiness but regret. That's why that song has found the niche that it has - don mclean, vh1 interview the song is also about the degeneration of america in terms of religion & mclean's longing for the wholesome days of the 50s when musicians were god fearing & which some believe a metaphor for american pie. Basically, in 'american pie' things are heading in the wrong direction, mclean said in the interview it is becoming less ideal, less idyllic i don't know whether you consider that wrong or right, but it is a morality song in a sense.