To Orwell Today,
re: BYE BYE AMERICAN PIE and BYE, BYE APPLE PIE
With the 50 year anniversary tomorrow [Feb 3, 2009] of the passing of The Big Bopper, Buddy Holly, and Ritchie Valens, I stumbled upon your site.
Interesting interpretation of the song, but way over analyzed.
Don Mclean wrote this song in 1969, and it is simply about the happenings in the 10 year span from their death to the time of writing.
Below is the best interpretation available on the net. I say best, because it's accurate. There are areas that are open to other interpretations, but 95% of the below is spot on.
AMERICAN PIE: AN INTERPRETATION
There's the old saying, "the proof is in the pudding" which in itself puts credence to my version of the song, ie that it's "bye, bye America" because America HAS gone "bye bye", and there's no more "American apple pie" for Americans to have a piece of. It's been devoured by America's destroyers - as described in the song according to my interpretation.
You say my interpretation is "over-analyzed" but then go on to send me your analysis (not original) which is UNDER-analyzed and merely status quo.
But in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the deaths of the Bopper, Holly and Valens, I'm sharing your link with readers.
All the best,
BYE BYE AMERICAN PIE and BYE, BYE APPLE PIE
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