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American Pie

Lyrics

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
full lyrics
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
full lyrics

Features of This Track

acoustic rock instrumentation
a subtle use of vocal harmony
mild rhythmic syncopation
a prominent rhythm piano part
varying tempo and time signatures
intricate melodic phrasing
demanding instrumental part writing
major key tonality
melodic songwriting
thru composed melodic style
acoustic rhythm guitars
emphasis on instrumental arranging
intricate arranging

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

jbaer731
"Can music save your mortal soul?"

What!?!

I was quoting American Pie.

Oh. Have you seen the Weird Al parody?

No.

May the force be with you.

I hate your stupid mortal soul right now.

Ok, now I'm scared.

You should be. Mwah hah hah hah hah hah!
Captain, we're now leaving the Neutral Zone. Bearing into Romulan space!
If you haven't heard Weird Al's parody of this called The Saga Begins, you need to check it out. It is almost as good as this song.
This will be the day i die
Actual lyrics are "drinking whiskey IN rye". Referring to drinking in the neighboring town of Rye when their bar they normally went to was out of what they wanted
The best popsong of the decade!
This generations songs are bad it is just amplified voices and it just repeats but this is real,good,ni c e music
I met a girl who sang the blues. And I asked her for some happy news. But she just smiled and turned away
Gar gar the cat one of the best comment ever made
Long song.... but so worth it
The golden age of modern music ended after the turn of the 21st century. Sure, there's still good and meaningful music today, but it's few and far between. Mainstream music today is artificial. It's not about music for sake of music, just money.
The best song ever made
belinda.faul l
I love this spng
belinda.faul l
Bye bye miss American pie...
Best song of the 70's
My My Miss America's Guy!
Grew up with this music - it is real MUSIC - beautiful song all our generation loved. What a beautiful time in my life. THIS music never dies,
After the music died they stared to sing so ther fore music is immortal
jaimeblancot x
For all that are wondering what this song is about just google the day Richie Valance , Buddy Holly and the "Big Bopper" died in a plane crash. Feb 3, 1955
lillapad2
My god this is a good song

I love this song; all the symbolism is amazing. but I'm left to wonder does it all mean something, or is it just lyrics that sounded good together?
Reminds me a bit like the Piano Man. Great song.
Music has died there are only a couple good songs now all songs now have too much cussing
I love this song SOO MUCH!!!
This is how I feel today. This song. Just yes.
cangigger
Back in '75 10th grade English class we had to do like a dissertation on this song, or what the lyrics mentioned to us. I think I remember getting a "D". Has anyone ever figured out the whole thing?
This song is incredible.
dehrlich143
When did a comment section start???
I'm a Baby Boomer and this song is our about our growing up.
Music died when Justin beiber was born. :/
My daddys been gone 5 years now, and this song is one he always sang while we went on drives so it.has many good memories for mw
Wait Pandora has a freaking comment section?!?!? !
The only real music, rock and roll, died on February 3rd '59 :/ my generations, well I wouldn't call it music but whatever it is it sucks. Big shoutout to my paw paw teaching me that first comes Elvis, then comes the Platters, then comes Buddy Holly. Bye Bye Miss American Pie :'(
This tells a story. Great song. Not saying I hate my generations music, but this is a great song.
Stormbox, I'm the same. I love this freaking song. I hate my generations music...I can hardly call it music.
Love this song so much
Beautiful!!! !
This'll be the day that I die.
BYE BYE MISS AMERICAN PIE
maeflower024
Love this song, don't laugh but like Madonna's version of it too!
Great song
Ugh apparently I can't do emoji
Best song ever!!! But what is it doing on nirvana radio... ��
THIS WILL ALWAYS BE A CLASSIC!! LISTEN TO THE VOCALS, WORD BY WORD!! IT TELLS A STORY!! :)))
It's too bad Madonna took a big steamy dump on this
This is just amazing. It progresses. It has a story. No repeated lyrics about being better than everyone else. And I love it.
This song is about when buddy holly,the big bopper and ritchie valens died in a plane crash.
I'm 20 and grew up listening to good music like this, my boyfriend's 23 and doesn't even know who Don McLean is. I weep for this generation.
this is not what i thought it was ;-;
Today's music died...must continue listening to the classics! And get some pie...:)
annamazing99
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