The line "the day the music died" is symbolic of
the destruction of the United States as a free nation.
~ Jackie Jura


Like most people in America and elsewhere in the English speaking world I've heard the refrain "bye, bye Miss American pie" wailing into my eardrums a thousand times and never had a clue what its singer was talking about, nor, frankly, did I give a dam, having never heard of Don McLean before or after his more or less one-hit wonder.

But today [May 2004] I got a clue as to its meaning after reading a news story about Asian and Indian immigration into the United States that contained the following sentence: "The Indian American Leadership Initiative is an organization that seeks to entice more Indian Americans into politics, the 'last slice of the American pie'."

As soon as I read those words the song "American Pie" jumped into my head and it occurred to me that maybe what the song was about was the take-over of America by foreign elements. Upon looking up and reading the lyrics my suspicion was more than confirmed.

The lyrics appear to be about a satanic communist take-over of America after a nuclear explosion has destroyed the ecosystem.

The key phrases are:

"bad news on the doorstep...
the levee was dry...
your mortal soul...
while the King was looking down the jester stole his thorny crown...
while Lenin read a book of Marx...
eight miles high and falling fast...
with no time left to start again...
fire is the Devil's only friend...
no angel born in hell could break that Satan's spell...
the flames climbed high into the night to light the sacrificial rite...
Satan laughing with delight...
the sacred store...
in the streets the children screamed...
the church bells all were broken...
the Father, Son and Holy Ghost caught the last train for the coast...".

To get a sense of what I'm talking about read the lyrics below in prose and subsitute the name "America" for "Miss American Pie". Also keep in mind that "the day the music died" is symbolic of the destruction of the United States as a free nation.

American Pie
by Don McLean

"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'd be happy for a while. But February made me shiver with every paper I'd deliver, bad news on the doorstep, I couldn't take one more step. I can't remember if I cried when I read about his widowed bride but something touched me deep inside, the day the music died...

So bye, bye Miss American Pie, drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry and them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye singin' this'll be the day that I die, this'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. And do you believe in rock n' roll, can music save your mortal soul and can you teach me how to dance real slow? Well I know that you're in love with him 'cause I saw you dancin' in the gym. You both kicked off your shoes, man I dig those rhythm and blues. I was a lonely teenage broncin' 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'...

bye-bye, Miss American Pie...

Now for ten years we've been on our own and moss grows fat on a rollin' stone, but that'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 Lenin 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 singing...

bye-bye, Miss American Pie...

Helter Skelter in a summer swelter, the birds 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, '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 singing...

bye-bye, Miss American Pie...

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 'cause fire is the Devil's only friend, oh and as I watched him on the stage, my hands were clinched in fists of rage, no angel born in hell could break that Satan's spell and as the flames climbed high into the night to light the sacrificial rite I saw Satan laughing with delight, the day the music died. He was singing...

bye-bye, Miss American Pie...

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'd heard the music years before but the man there said the music wouldn'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 singing...

Bye, bye, Miss American Pie, drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry. Them good old boys were drinking whiskey and rye singin' this will be the day that I die." [end of song]

After figuring out the meaning behind "American Pie" I was curious about who Don McLean was, seeing as how I knew nothing about him. I went to his website and learned that he had come out of nowhere in 1971 with his song "American Pie" which was then given so much airplay it topped the charts in no time and received cult status which it retains to this day. People like Madonna, Garth Brooks, Billy Joel and others have helped promote it, as well as upper echelon broadcasters like the BBC and PBS. I also learned that the song "Killing Me Softly With His Song" by Roberta Flack was actually about Don McLean and "American Pie". So I retrieved the lyrics to that song as well and upon reading them it occurs to me that they are symbolic of America singing about its own demise. ~ Jackie Jura

explanation continues at BYE-BYE AMERICAN APPLE PIE

Killing Me Softly With His Song
by Roberta Flack

Strumming my pain with his fingers,
Singing my life with his words,
Killing me softly with his song,
Killing me softly with his song,
Telling my whole life with his words,
Killing me softly with his song ...

I heard he sang a good song, I heard he had a style.
And so I came to see him to listen for a while.
And there he was this young boy, a stranger to my eyes.

Strumming my pain with his fingers,...

I felt all flushed with fever, embarrassed by the crowd,
I felt he found my letters and read each one out loud.
I prayed that he would finish but he just kept right on ...

Strumming my pain with his fingers,...

He sang as if he knew me in all my dark despair.
And then he looked right through me as if I wasn't there.
But he just kept on singing, singing clear and strong.

Strumming my pain with his fingers,...

He was strumming, oh, he was singing my song.
Killing me softly with his song,
Killing me softly with his song,
Telling my whole life with his words,
Killing me softly with his song ...
With his song ...

watch/listen BYE BYE MISS AMERICAN PIE, Don McLean

Asian population surging across America. My Way, May 1, 2004.
Asians are projected to be the fastest-growing major population category over the next half-century, outpacing blacks, whites and Hispanics... Immigrants from India and Vietnam contributed to the population surge during the 1990s....Varun Nikore heads the Indian American Leadership Initiative, an organization that seeks to entice more Indian Americans into politics, an area that Nikore calls a "last slice of the American pie"....

Don McLean official website
...Don McLean's transition to major international stardom began in 1971 with the release of "American Pie". "American Pie" was recorded on 26th May 1971 and a month later received its first radio airplay on New York's WNEW-FM and WPLJ-FM to mark the closing of The Fillmore East, the famous New York concert hall. However Don's first live public performance of the song had received an indifferent reaction from the audience. He had excitedly got some pretty young girl to come up on stage to hold the (many) pages of lyrics for him. He sang the song and the audience was stunned into silence! Little did they know that they had just heard the song that was to become one of the most famous songs of all time..."American Pie" was issued as a double A-side single in November 1971 and charted within a month. Very quickly, the attention from media and public alike catapulted the single to #1 in the USA and Don to instant international superstardom. Every line of the song was analysed time and time again to find the real meaning. Don has always refused to sanction any of the many interpretations, so adding to its mystery. The great "American Pie debate" continues today on the Internet. Don once suggested that when he is old and poor he would open a pay-to-listen phone line on which he would tell all! Somehow, that is unlikely because Don has maintained the publishing rights to his songs. "So when people ask me what "American Pie" means, I tell them it means I don't ever have to work again if I don't want to."

...Some people are amazed when they read how successful, "American Pie Man", Don McLean has been. Far from fading away (like some of his 1970s singer-songwriter contemporaries), Don has remained very much in the upper echelons of popular music...Don McLean wound up the 20th century by performing "American Pie" for President Clinton at the Lincoln Memorial Gala In Washington D.C...


Don McLean - a changing world from American Pie
(Stones sambo has tremendous hypnotic power)
watch Sympathy for Devil in PetSmart commercial
Email/HuffPost/RollingStone, Sep 30, 2016
& Old World Destruction & Life in Oceania

LennonFace1960 JohnDakotaBdrmWindow LennonFace1980
listen Lennon BBC interview 2 days before shot
(John feeling "inspirational -- in the spirit")
Cops picked up bloody guy/drove to hospital
(didn't know it was Beatle Lennon in backseat)
LennonSignChapman DakotaLennonMap JohnBloodyGlassesYoko
John Lennon death staged 34 years ago
Lennon Pic
December 8, 1980-2014
watch Beatles USA radio debut Dec 26, 1963
watch Beatles USA TV debut Nov 18, 1963

China's Hu eats American apple pie, New York Magazine, Jan 19, 2011
On Wednesday night, President Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao enjoyed a White House state dinner with Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton, the heads of Microsoft, Goldman Sachs, and JP Morgan Chase, and the obligatory scattering of celebrities like Barbra Streisand and Anna Wintour.... Over a “quintessentially American” dinner that included Maine lobster, dry-aged rib-eye, and, naturally, apple pie for dessert, the White House used the guest list to its agenda: Rep. David Wu, the first Chinese-American elected to the House, attended the Nobel Peace Prize ceremonies for Liu Xiaobo, the imprisoned Chinese dissident; and Human Rights Watch executive director Kenneth Roth was there as well. Why was Barbra there? "I worked in a Chinese restaurant,” she explained. Meanwhile, in talk radio land, Rush Limbaugh used a translation breakdown in Hu and Obama's press conference as an opportunity to unveil his impersonation of a Chinese person. The fake-Mandarin talk went on for a really, really long time....


Buy, Buy American Pie Song, YouTube (Uncle Sam points out the problems we have when we buy cheap products from China. "Buy, Buy American Pie" was written and performed by the Capitol Steps...)


MORE AMERICAN PIE PLEASE (Digital has never heard the complete version of "American Pie" but recognizes more than one meaning)

Ray says he can see the hidden meaning in the "American Pie" song now

Joseph says the song "Bye Bye Miss American Pie" is not about a communist takeover

Chinese buying prime USA real estate (call America 'mei guo' - the beautiful land; they want a piece of it). ABC, Mar 9, 2009

Ron says my interpretation of "Bye, Bye, American Pie" is over-analyzed and sends a version he says is accurate

Hannah says the song "American Pie" is about "The Day The Music Died" on February 3, 1959

Bye Bye American Pie: the day the media died (fawning favoritism shown Barack Obama; ridicule heaped upon Governor Palin). EnergyPublisher, Nov 1, 2008. Go to 16.MiniTrue (Lies) & 25.Prolefeed (easy to manipulate public opinion) & BYE BYE APPLE PIE & China dumping apple juice on USA (priced 91% below cost of production)

BYE, BYE MISS CHEVY PIE (Mike says "American Pie" is about a drunk & high teenager smashing into a school bus carrying a marching band home from a football game)

Bono/Geldof criticise wealthy countries (demand $22-billion for Africa). CBC, Jun 18, 2008. Go to BONO ARCH ARCH-CAPITALIST & HUMANITARIAN CONCERTS NOT & 36.Hate Week Volunteerism


Rock stars set to rock our world (capturing more than 2-billion eyeballs) & Humanitarian Concert = Oxymoron (not always what they seem to be). TorontoStar/CroatiaJavno, Apr 14, 2007

UNSWEET SIXTEEN AMERICAN PIE (Jannelle says a 16-year-old could figure out that saying the song "American Pie" is satanic is crap)

Bono gets honourary knighthood (joins Geldof, Gates, Spielberg) & Bono preaches charity (profits from buyouts, tax breaks). BBC/Bloomberg, Mar 29, 2007. Go to BONO ARCH-ARCH CAPITALIST

Sam says the song "American Pie" is about the death of James Dean

Raymond likes the historical significance of the official interpretation of "American Pie"

Amanda says "Miss American Pie" is a wonderful song and sends a link to the lyrics' real meaning

AMERICAN PIE NOT AIRPLANE (Matt says every line in "American Pie" refers to bands, lyrics, song titles & musical events in the 50s, 60s & 70s)

BYE, BYE APPLE PIE (a symbol of America)

Raymond says Rock n Roll was considered by many as being devil's music & was entrenched along with "the commies are coming"

Jordan can't understand why I don't see that the song "American Pie" is about a plane crash

Beatles from lads to legends to victims (new book by long-time associate). Globe & Mail, May 22, 2005. Go to LENNON'S DARK FATE ONO

Raymond says American Pie references the King (Elvis), the Jester (Dylan) and the Flash is Jagger (Jumping Jack)

Nazim says that once you know of the incident of the deaths of the singers in a plane crash then the meaning of the song American Pie is obvious

Troy believes what he was taught in school about "American Pie" but says it COULD be about communist holocaust

Brandon says American Pie is about the 1950s plane crash that killed Buddy Holly & Ritchie Valens, famous for his song "La Bamba"

Bobby says American Pie is about the deaths of Buddy Holly, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper in a plane named American Pie

Modernized Mozart outrages Germans (in England the same producer featured homosexual rape, satanic sex rituals & masturbation). BBC, Jun 29, 2004. Go to 35.Brotherhood & 30.Love Instinct

Drew says Don told him American Pie's about the death of Buddy Holly

Don McLean to Songwriters Hall of Fame (received notice of his induction on Nov 22, 2003). UPI, Jun 5, 2004. Go to 25.Prolefeed & SYMBOLISM



Jackie Jura
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