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Madonna

American Pie

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play A long, long time ago
play I can still remember how that music used to
play make me smile
play And I knew that if I had my chance
play I could make those people dance
play And maybe they'd be happy for a while

play Did you write the book of love
play And do you have faith in God above
play If the Bible tells you so
play Now do you believe in Rock 'n' roll
play And can music save your mortal soul
play And can you teach me how to dance real slow

play Well, I know that you're in love with him
play 'Cos I saw you dancin' in the gym
play You both kicked off your shoes
play Man, I dig those rhythm and blues

play I was a lonely teenage broncin' buck
play With a pink carnation and a pick-up truck
play But I knew that I was out of luck
play The day the music died
play I started singing

play Bye, bye, Miss American Pie
play Drove my Chevy to the levee
play But the levee was dry
play And good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
play Singing this'll be the day that I die
play This'll be the day that I die

play I met a girl who sang the blues
play And I asked her for some happy news
play But she just smiled and turned away
play I went down to the sacred store
play Where I'd heard the music years before
play But the man there said the music wouldn't play

play Well now, in the streets the children screamed
play The lovers cried, and the poets dreamed
play But not a word was spoken
play The church bells all were broken
play And the three men I admire the most
play The Father, Son and the Holy Ghost
play They caught the last train for the coast
play The day the music died

play We started singin'

play Bye, bye, Miss American Pie
play Drove my Chevy to the levee
play But the levee was dry
play And good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
play Singing this'll be the day that I die
play This'll be the day that I die

play Bye, bye, Miss American Pie
play Drove my Chevy to the levee
play But the levee was dry
play And good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
play Singing this'll be the day that I die
play This'll be the day that I die

play We started singin'
play We started singin'
play We started singin'
play We started singin'

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meaning Meaning

American Pie is about music throughout the 1950s, 60s and early 70s. He begins by talking about "the day the music died," February 3, 1959, when three musical stars died in a plane crash: rock pioneer Buddy Holly, the DJ known as the Big Bopper, and Richie Valens, author of "La Bamba. Elvis Presley was drafted and Chuck Berry was arrested for messing with a prostitute.

"Day the Music Died" = Plane crash (buddy holley)
"Girl who sang the blues" = Janis Joplin
"Father, Son & The Holy Ghost" = John Kennedy, Robt. Kennedy & Martin Luther King.

http://www.whrc-wi.org/americanpie.htm

vocabulary Vocabulary

Broncin' buck

The "broncin' buck" expression originates from "bucking bronco", a wild horse that is vicious and difficult or impossible to break in, where "bronco" means an unbroken or imperfectly broken mustang and to buck means to resist. (A bronco is an untamed horse)

  1. "I was a teenage broncin' buck" - He was a wild and aggresive hormone driven teenager.

kick off your shoes

To make your shoes come off by shaking your feet. To remove one's shoes by making a kicking motion

  1. We want you to relax, kick off your shoes, and just get down-home comfortable.

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