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May 18, 2006

Them good ol' boys. . . Singing. . .

Driving home tonight after dark, all the boys except T8 were asleep. We were listening to the radio, windows down, holding hands, singing together. . .

"Bye bye Miss American Pie,
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
Them good ol' boys were drinkin whiskey and rye
Singing "This'll be the day that I die,
This'll be the day that I die."


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I just downloaded that whole album for my iPod.

Posted by: Kim in ON at May 19, 2006 07:24 AM

I love, love, LOVE this song, but I confess: it has stumped me for many years. What is the meaning? Is it talking about Buddy Holly/Ritchie Valenz dying in a plane crash? Or JFK? Any tulip theories would be greatly appreciated!

Posted by: Sherri W at May 19, 2006 08:27 AM

For what it's worth, there are several website devoted to this question. Perhaps the most complete one can be found here: http://www.faqs.org/faqs/music/american-pie/

But there is another site which lists a number of wesbites devoted to exploring the lyrics' hidden meaning: http://oldies.about.com/library/weekly/aa082602a.htm

Posted by: Mark W. Weaver at May 19, 2006 03:57 PM

Thanks for those resources, Mark!

It came on the radio again this evening, when we were all in the minivan together. Hubby knows all the words, and the boys joined in on the chorus. Good times.

Posted by: TulipGirl at May 21, 2006 09:28 PM

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