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    Question: Don McLean song American Pie who is he refering to as the father, son and the holly ghost

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    Originally posted by The_Hunter@3 October 2003 - 15:33
    Question: Don McLean song American Pie who is he refering to as the father, son and the holly ghost
    This is a biblical reference, is it not?
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    Originally posted by Jibbler+3 October 2003 - 22:40--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (Jibbler @ 3 October 2003 - 22:40)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-The_Hunter@3 October 2003 - 15:33
    Question:&nbsp; Don McLean song American Pie who is he refering to as the father, son and the holly ghost
    This is a biblical reference, is it not? [/b][/quote]
    yes it is imo... he just saying that even they didn&#39;t care ... when the music died...
    They where just leaving to ...

    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
    That I could make those people dance
    And maybe they&#39;d be happy for a while
    But February made me shiver
    With every paper I&#39;d deliver
    Bad news on the doorstep
    I couldn&#39;t take one more step
    I can&#39;t remember if I cried
    When I read about his widowed bride
    But something touched me deep inside
    The day the music died
    So...
    CHORUS :
    Bye-bye, Miss American Pie
    Drove my chevy to the levee
    But the levee was dry
    And them good old boys were drinkin&#39; whiskey and rye
    Singin&#39; this&#39;ll be the day that I die
    This&#39;ll be the day that I die
    Did you write the Book of Love
    And do you have faith in God above
    If the Bible tells you so
    Do you believe in rock &#39;n roll
    Can music save your mortal soul
    And can you teach me how to dance real slow
    Well , I know that you&#39;re in love with him
    &#39;Cause I saw you dancin&#39; in the gym
    You both kicked off your shoes
    Man, I dig those rhythm and blues
    I was a lonely teenage broncin&#39; buck
    With a pink carnation and a pickup truck
    But I knew I was out of luck
    The day the music died
    I started singin&#39; ...
    CHORUS
    Now for ten years we&#39;ve been on our own
    And moss grows fat on a rollin&#39; stone
    But that&#39;s not how it used to be
    When the jester sang for the King and Queen
    In a coat he borrowed from James Dean
    And a voice that came from you and me
    Oh, and while the King was looking down
    The jester stole his thorny crown
    The courtroom was adjourned
    No verdict was returned
    And while Lennon read a book of Marx
    The quartet practiced in the park
    And we sang dirges in the dark
    The day the music died
    We were singin&#39; ...
    CHORUS
    Helter Skelter in a summer swelter
    The Byrds flew off with a fallout shelter
    Eight miles high and falling fast
    It landed foul out on the grass
    The players tried for a forward pass
    With the jester on the sidelines in a cast
    Now the half -time air was sweet perfume
    While the Sergeants played a marching tune
    We all got up to dance
    Oh, but we never got the chance
    &#39;Cause the players tried to take the field
    The marching band refused to yield
    Do you recall what was revealed
    The day the music died
    We started singin&#39; ...
    CHORUS
    Oh, and there we were all in one place
    A generation Lost in Space
    With no time left to start again
    So come on, Jack be nimble , Jack be quick
    Jack Flash sat on a candlestick
    &#39;Cause fire is the Devil&#39;s only friend
    Oh, and as I watched him on the stage
    My hands were clenched in fists of rage
    No angel born in hell
    Could break that Satan&#39;s spell
    And as the flames climbed high into the night
    To light the sacrifical rite
    I saw Satan laughing with delight
    The day the music died
    He was singin&#39; ...
    CHORUS
    I met a girl who sang the blues
    And I asked her for some happy news
    But she just smiled and turned away
    I went down to the sacred store
    Where I&#39;d heard the music years before
    But the man there said the music woudn&#39;t play
    And in the streets the children screamed
    The lovers cried , and the poets dreamed
    But not a word was spoken
    The church bells all were broken
    And the three men I admire most
    The Father , Son and the Holy Ghost
    They caught the last train for the coast
    The day the music died

    And they were singin&#39; ...
    CHORUS

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    Originally posted by The_Hunter@3 October 2003 - 19:33
    Question: Don McLean song American Pie who is he refering to as the father, son and the holly ghost
    great song by the way, been playing it on my acoustic this morning

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    It&#39;s a reference to the Holy Trinity.

    things are quiet until hitler decides he'd like to invade russia
    so, he does
    the russians are like "OMG WTF D00DZ, STOP TKING"
    and the germans are still like "omg ph34r n00bz"
    the russians fall back, all the way to moscow
    and then they all begin h4xing, which brings on the russian winter
    the germans are like "wtf, h4x"
    -- WW2 for the l33t

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    ive never known what that song is about and I absalutly hate that song too it goes forever and ever

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    The song is about the tragic deaths of Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper in the crash of a small airplane in the american midwest one cold winter day. Hence the line "the day the music died".

    I thought I must clear this up despite my disdain for this music lounge of yours.

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    yes that is correct sir &#33;&#33;

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    Originally posted by LeGoMyFnLeg@4 October 2003 - 12:12
    I thought I must clear this up despite my disdain for this music lounge of yours.


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