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Did you write the book of love And do you have faith in God above?… - Walrus Cloudy
...now it's clear
Did you write the book of love
And do you have faith in God above?
If the Bible tells you so...

Now, do you believe in rock 'n' roll?
Can music save your mortal soul?
And can you teach me how to dance real slow?


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


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 clenched 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 sacrifical rite
I saw Satan laughing with delight
The day the music died


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 ol' boys were drinking whiskey and rye
Singing "This'll be the day that I die,
This'll be the day that I die"

--Don McLean, American Pie

Current Music: Don McLean - American Pie

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estrangler From: estrangler Date: March 22nd, 2004 12:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks for your help on LJ Support (re replying to screened comments). And I love that song.
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