Another slice of rubbish

Don McLean
Don McLean

THE sale of the hand-written lyrics for Don McLean’s American Pie for $1.2m has once again brought up the tired old question of what the song ‘really means’.

I’m getting sick of people going on about this song as if it were the only song in the entire history of music with slightly vague lyrics.

I can think of a million songs off the top of my head that could fit that description, but they don’t get held up as some great mystery.

The real mystery is why American Pie became popular at all, it’s rubbish.

Darren Gladstone,


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