Don McLean has finally revealed the meaning of his song American Pie. But will conspiracy theorists ever abandon these interpretations?
Forty-four years after American Pie was released, Don McLean has finally revealed what those notoriously bewildering lyrics really mean.
Mclean’s original manuscript goes under the hammer in New York on Tuesday and is expected to fetch $1.5 million at Christies. In an interview for the accompanying catalogue, McLean said: “Basically in American Pie things are heading in the wrong direction.”
“It [life] is becoming less idyllic. I don’t know whether you consider that wrong or right but it is a morality song in a sense.”
The notes also hint at another, redemptive verse to the song, which was not included in the final recording. The verse describes McLean falling to his knees in prayer and saying: “And I promised to give all I have to give/ If only he would make the music live again.” His prayers are then answered: “and the music lived again” or “was reborn”, depending on which version you are reading.
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