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I hope you enjoyed my website. Thanks for stopping by.
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it seemed a little long at first, but it really gave me some great ideas for my report on "American Pie."
USA - Saturday, November 20, 2004 at 16:34:37 (CST)

I just thought that I would stop by and see what was new.
Lisa <>
USA - Monday, November 15, 2004 at 14:45:16 (CST)

Beautiful site!
John <>
- Monday, November 15, 2004 at 07:21:31 (CST)

I love Dom McLendon so much. This interpretation of American Pine is one of the best I have ever read. Keep up the good work, Stewart.
sup ho? <>
USA - Monday, November 15, 2004 at 03:45:34 (CST)

Found the site through Google. Interesting Analysis, thanks!
Just a Guy <>
USA - Sunday, November 14, 2004 at 19:19:11 (CST)

I love this page. It looks really nice and very nmuch wise encouraging. Please keep up the good work.>
USA - Saturday, November 13, 2004 at 16:15:18 (CST)

I don't understand all this fuzz. Say what you want to say!
Kerry Telot <Kerry Telot>
US - Wednesday, November 03, 2004 at 06:35:39 (CST)

Thank you for enlighting me...
Danyielle <>
United States - Monday, October 25, 2004 at 08:05:11 (CDT)

I just wanted to thank Mr.McLean for writing such an emotional,yet inspirational song.He made his point through his lyrics,yet some were mislead.But after reading the interview,"American Pie" was just more than a was a song from the heart and soul of a true rock 'n' roll star!
Bethany <>
USA - Wednesday, October 20, 2004 at 18:39:44 (CDT)

Great Site! I particurlarly enjoyed your analysis of Madonnas video. In my opinion she's just a cheap tart.
Annabelle martinez <>
Great Britain - Friday, October 08, 2004 at 11:53:06 (CDT)

Great side, very interesting interpretations, well done! =)
annabell <>
Germany, Berlin - Friday, October 01, 2004 at4 at 11:09:02 (CDT)

amazing site..
i always wanted to know the interpretation of american pie....a beautiful song....a great indepth analysis
into the song..its really cool. your site was the 1st one one my search list in google...i'm glad i opened it.
thank you...its great to see that fans like you are still around.

shivaji <>
india - Wednesday, September 22, 2004 at 04:55:32 (CDT)

Thanks for your great analysis of American Pie. I saw Don McLean in concert in Sydney last week
and wanted to look over the songs meanings. I first studied the words in 1973 in my last year of school
when we had a really radical teacher. It was a conservative Catholic school and they sacked him not long after.
The concert and your site brought back great memories. Cheers, Mark Owens.

Mark Owens <>
Australia - Monday, September 20, 2004 at 20:32:19 (CDT)

I like this song and for months I've been thinking, "What is this guy talking about?" So the interpretation
really helped. I live in New Orleans and i'm 13

United States - Friday, September 17, 2004 at 22:19:46 (CDT)

Thanks a heap! I've known about some of these references, but reading about all the possibilities is
mind-blowing, as well as extremely informative and enjoyable!

Gideon Griebenow <>
South Africa - Friday, September 17, 2004 at 03:41:16 (CDT)

WOW the amount of research u did was amazing,im 20 years old n didnt noe of the song till madonna
sang it,but as i was searching i found that Don mcleen was the actual singer n since i never ehard any
of his songs i thought to take a gamble n buy 1 of his old cassete's that i found in a bazzar here, i realised
that when he sang it it wasnt just a catchy tune , but u could also feel his "soul in the music" n so after
that i went on the internet to search for what was actually the meaning of the song american pie,id like
to end this by saying thank you so much for taking the time to state down what to u the music means

Daniel <Daniel_levinge84>
singapore - Wednesday, September 15, 2004 at 22:25:57 (CDT)

Great site, especially the interpretation...which sort of makes sense, doesn't it? Has anyone else
seen the "versions" page? I'm not going to advertise a web site, thanks a lot.
This is really cool.

- Tuesday, September 14, 2004 at 16:07:31 (CDT)

It's hard to find people who appreciate good music. Do get in touch! Kate x
Kate <>
England, UK - Monday, September 13, 2004 at 12:58:31 (CDT)

Wow, I was weaned on sixties music and I'm crazy about it but I've
never looked so deeply into these amazing lyrics before. Thankyou! Kate x

Kate <>
England, UK - Monday, September 13, 2004 at 12:56:12 (CDT)

Wow, grea job on the site. I was wondering what all the references in American Pie were.
I got interested in it during my stay at a CTY camp and searched for a site about it through google.
Yours came up at the top.

Slainte, and thank you!

Berconius <>
USA - Wednesday, September 01, 2004 at 00:27:18 (CDT)

Thanks for the awesome analysis of the song. I grew up listening to the song and at one point knew all the words but I was too young to understand what I was singing. When I recently ran across a cd and heard American Pie again it sparked my curiosity. Being of a younger generation I had absolutly no idea what much of it meant. Thanks for all the time and effort you put into the analysis.
Colleen McCurry <>
USA - Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at 21:19:06 (CDT)

I just found your site by doing a search for the translation of the lyrics to American Pie. I had the idea that the lyrics had alot to do with the political and rock scenes of the 60's which I know very little about. Surprisingly, most of my ideas about the song's meaning agree with yours, however, I still think that "The Father, Son, and Holy Ghost" is simply literal, meaning, as a conclusion to his parable, that, because of all of the awful things going on in our country at that time, McClean felt that God had turned his back on us. That God had left the country.

Anyway, I enjoyed reading the entire translation and consider myself more educated in American History for having read it. Thanks for taking the time to research this.

Miriam <>
USA - Tuesday, August 24, 2004 at 09:15:55 (CDT)

I, too, believe that the 60's were the beginning of the moral decay of America and as a parent, I believe Benjamin Spock had a lot to do with the way our children and grandchildren are behaving. I do see some hope of things turning around and people at least having to be accountable for their action. Your song was great then and the same now.
Ann Bradley <>
usa - Friday, August 20, 2004 at 12:08:59 (CDT)

i love american pie,
tom right <>
uk - Thursday, August 12, 2004 at 08:27:16 (CDT)

I have been a fan of McLean since hearing him in person at an outdoor concert many years ago in Springfield, Illinois. I've always pondered the meaning of the lyrics of "American Pie" and greatly appreciate your analysis. Thank you. I think my favorite McLean song is "Vincent,'" although I like most of his work that I'm familiar with.
Loren Dodd <>
usa - Thursday, August 12, 2004 at 05:38:25 (CDT)

A good & informative site, although, as with most things some items are open to conjecture.
Very good none the less.

Eric Dawson <>
Australia - Sunday, August 08, 2004 at 18:57:58 (CDT)

thank you
Canada - Saturday, August 07, 2004 at 14:49:51 (CDT)

Fantastic site. Most of these explanations I'd never have even thought of! Excellent job!
Kat <>
US - Monday, July 26, 2004 at 11:31:33 (CDT)

Fab site, man. It's all about the goodbyes....
giles_y <>
UK - Tuesday, July 20, 2004 at 14:48:02 (CDT)

I think Don's voice is the best Ive ever heard. Every last letter of every last word, so clear, so perfect.........
John Baxter <>
UK - Sunday, July 18, 2004 at 08:13:20 (CDT)

Hi, I'm not sure how I came upon your site; I'd seen the Usenet FAQ *many* years ago (probably about '91-92) and I like to revisit the different analyses every once in a while. Here's one you may not have seen, although there's really nothing new here:
Steve <smw.alumni@binghamton@edu>
USA - Saturday, July 17, 2004 at 14:46:30 (CDT)

Very interesting and informative.
David Andrews <>
England - Saturday, July 10, 2004 at 16:28:23 (CDT)


Geoffroy <>
France - Friday, July 09, 2004 at 13:18:13 (CDT)

This is an interesting forum for thoughts and ideas.
Rick <>
USA - Wednesday, July 07, 2004 at 16:23:29 (CDT)

I may not have been around to expierence Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, and The Beatles but thanks to Don McLean, American Pie, and your interpritation of them i now have a much greater appreciation for music.
Patrick <>
U.S.A. - Saturday, June 26, 2004 at 13:22:42 (CDT)

An excellent website to say the least. Anyone interested in learning about the meaning behind this great song should immediatly visit this eloquent website!
Yenegi <>
- Saturday, June 26, 2004 at 01:56:34 (CDT)

Good work. You really deciphered what the song is all about and explained it in a very clear and descriptive style. Nicely done.
Chris <N/A>
USA - Thursday, June 17, 2004 at 12:21:28 (CDT)

I`ve always been fascinated by this song and it`s lyrics.
It was very interesting to read the various interpretations for it.
Good job!

Roland <>
Italy - Wednesday, June 16, 2004 at 06:35:26 (CDT)

American Pie is a truly wonderful song that represents a troubled time in Our American history. I fell in love with the song the first time I heard it
rita bowers <>
frederick md - Sunday, June 13, 2004 at 21:30:28 (CDT)

I LOVE THIS SITE!!! I have beem listening to this for a while, and i really could never find a good informative site on the symbolism behind it. Thanks!!
Naina <>
United States - Wednesday, June 09, 2004 at 15:34:56 (CDT)

i don't buy into the different theories re: political reasons regarding the song. To me it is about how Don McLean's perception of music has changed since the death of Buddy Holly, and each verse is a narrative in time line fashion of different musical artists and the events surrounding each artist. If you look at it in a time line sense and stick with the undisputed facets of the song, many of the other theories don't stack up.
brad paine <>
australia - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 23:08:03 (CDT)

this is by far the best website for the song "American Pie". Thank you very much for helping me understand the song better.
usa - Wednesday, May 26, 2004 at 21:09:00 (CDT)

We love the song American Pie by Don McLean
Nicole and Megan
- Tuesday, May 25, 2004 at 10:19:00 (CDT)

i love this interpretation, i have listened to this song and sung it countless times before and never realised the meaning behind it, beautiful, beautiful stuff.
waylander <>
ireland - Monday, May 24, 2004 at 05:36:28 (CDT)

Just great! This is the best interpretation about American Pie that I have seen. Full with details and very clear.
Nobody has done something in this level. I have checked hundreds of sites and interpretations but this is different.
Daniel Navarro Sao Paulo Brazil

Daniel navarro <>
Brazil - Wednesday, May 19, 2004 at 07:11:33 (CDT)

A great site--best one I have seen on the subject. I actually teach the song as part of a history lesson on Vietnam and the 60's, and found this website to be the most helpful in gathering research.
Mark Kelly <>
United States - Saturday, May 15, 2004 at 09:52:16 (CDT)

I love the song American Pie, and I didn't know what exactly what all of it meant. My parents tried to explain most of it but a lot of it they didn't know. So I did an advanced search on and found this website. Vietnam and the 60's and 70's fascinate thanks so much for this site!!
Cori <>
USA - Monday, May 10, 2004 at 17:05:08 (CDT)

I like your thoughts, I had no idea that story behind the song could actually have been that deep. Your research and conclusions were very impressive and I'm glad to have found the site.
Jd Dyess <>
USA - Saturday, May 01, 2004 at 23:17:26 (CDT)

It's good site
Jon <>
Bali - Friday, April 30, 2004 at 03:42:08 (CDT)

Thank you.
USA - Wednesday, April 28, 2004 at 16:35:25 (CDT)

Great site. I had never heard all the words to this tune before, even though I have been singing it since it became a hit many years ago. I still have this music on an LP and still enjoy playing it. I will have to play it again, now I have the words!! I got your site from a friend who lives in the States. Thanks again.
Margaret Liquorish <>
Canada - Tuesday, April 27, 2004 at 07:29:03 (CDT)

I thought 'as i watched him on the stage my hands were slinched in fist of rage" was about Jimi Hendrix setting his guitar on fire and therefore giving a reason for people who don't like rock music to point an accusing finger.I thought he did it to push us closer to love.People were so happy that the stage did,nt burn down that they would hug one another and say how happy thy are that everything is ok
melanie <>
usa - Monday, April 26, 2004 at 14:39:20 (CDT)

Many thanks for your American Pie interpretation, it's very interesting.
Germany - Thursday, April 22, 2004 at 13:52:06 (CDT)

your site is great! i love this song - despite being too young to really feel it - and now i love it more! picked up some of the references myself but your interpretations are well researched and make good sense, especially that byrds reference. thank you kindly :)
laura <>
uk - Sunday, April 18, 2004 at 18:18:13 (CDT)

A very interesting read. Thanks!
Mikey G. <>
USA - Monday, April 12, 2004 at 22:01:20 (CDT)

Excellent site! I found your website after my daughter was asking me if American Pie had any special meaning. I told her all that I knew and then thought 'let's check the Internet'! WOW...although I knew much of the've sure filled in the blanks! BRAVO!
Amy <scarlet3867_AT_yahoo_DOT_com>
USA - Monday, April 12, 2004 at 20:03:49 (CDT)

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