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    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?
    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."
    Drove my chevy to the levee,
    But the levee was dry.
    Them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
    And singin', "this'll be the day that I die.
    "this'll be the day that I die."

    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 lennon 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."
    Drove my chevy to the levee,
    But the levee was dry.
    Them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
    And singin', "this'll be the day that I die.
    "this'll be the day that I die."

    Helter skelter in a summer swelter.
    The birds flew off with a fallout shelter,
    Eight miles high and falling fast.
    It landed foul 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."
    Drove my chevy to the levee,
    But the levee was dry.
    Them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
    And singin', "this'll be the day that I die.
    "this'll be the day that I die."

    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 sacrificial rite,
    I saw satan laughing with delight
    The day the music died

    He was singing,
    "bye-bye, miss american pie."
    Drove my chevy to the levee,
    But the levee was dry.
    Them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
    And singin', "this'll be the day that I die.
    "this'll be the day that I die."

    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.
    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."

    They were singing,
    "bye-bye, miss american pie."
    Drove my chevy to the levee,
    But the levee was dry.
    Them good old boys were drinkin' whiskey and rye
    Singin', "this'll be the day that I die."
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Comments • 36 066

  • Human
    Human 8 hours ago

    9 minutes.


    9 minutes.
    9.
    Yes. 9.
    My god

  • David Evans
    David Evans 14 hours ago

    That song is an American Classic. :)

  • Airzaint
    Airzaint 21 hour ago

    The Office Chair model anyone?

  • *DeadRaider Mc*
    *DeadRaider Mc* Day ago

    In the video all of the America’s were under cases

  • Michael Beddis
    Michael Beddis 2 days ago

    I came for good music and got it.

  • Svetlanna Feddersen
    Svetlanna Feddersen 2 days ago

    This was always the last song played at my summer camp dances. I memorized the words when I was 13 and I'm almost 19 now. It brings back good memories to listen to it.

  • Laoora Gomez
    Laoora Gomez 2 days ago +1

    Like si lo estas biendo enel 2019

  • nuttyeggs
    nuttyeggs 3 days ago

    Good old days and nights of Vietnam in 71. How one thinks later of times in war that make a song remember brothers in arms.

  • Thisisnot Nonamep
    Thisisnot Nonamep 4 days ago

    Bye bye miss American pie drove my Chevy to tha Levy but the Levy wuz bi , and their wuz a bunch of trans singing let's get high

  • Razvan baciu
    Razvan baciu 5 days ago

    Here from family guy

  • Joey Ray 10
    Joey Ray 10 7 days ago

    Turn the speed up to 1.75. It lights the spirit

  • Marina Serednitskaia
    Marina Serednitskaia 8 days ago +2

    This is literally my favorite song ever!!😂

  • Leonardo Daniele
    Leonardo Daniele 9 days ago

    The Analyst Part II. Anyone?

  • Megan Jordan
    Megan Jordan 10 days ago

    Yes rock n roll can say you'r mortal soul

  • The Realest
    The Realest 10 days ago +2

    Anyone under that age of 18 here in 2019 💀💀

    • The True Legendary Super Saiyajin
      The True Legendary Super Saiyajin 10 days ago +1

      Yes, Actually I am, my father was born in the 1950's so he had me grow up on this music, literally since I was new born, I remember when I slept away, seeing my father carrying me to my bed. People thumbs downing this I hope you burn. Because like Aha - take on me I can't let the music I am in love with get insulted so badly. [Born in 2000]

  • Eddie Shields
    Eddie Shields 10 days ago

    Eight miles high and falling fast......

  • Pierce
    Pierce 10 days ago

    🎵They were singing, bye, bye, Ms. American Pi; drove my chevy to the levy but the levy was √-1. And good ol' boys drinkin' whiskey and Pi, singing, this'll be the day that I Pi.🎵

  • Patrick Roy
    Patrick Roy 10 days ago

    In the dentists this, Your Song and Stairway to Heaven were playing. Only time I have ever enjoyed the dentists.

  • Marcus Oh-really-us
    Marcus Oh-really-us 10 days ago +3

    Happy Pi(e) Day, everyone! :-)

  • gameland is my home
    gameland is my home 10 days ago +1

    Shaggy uses 100% of his power to recover the music

  • superchitownhustler
    superchitownhustler 11 days ago

    Buddy should have taken the bus.

    • Russian Cyborg
      Russian Cyborg 10 days ago

      Buddy got more pussy before his 23rd birthday than you will in your entire life. Laugh that off.

  • Sofia Cavacini
    Sofia Cavacini 11 days ago

    2019?

  • Lucius G.
    Lucius G. 11 days ago

    Is it weird that I found this song only because of Michael Scott & Dwight?

  • Majid Hussain
    Majid Hussain 11 days ago

    This is so good song

  • john conklin
    john conklin 12 days ago

    Who tf is Tyson fury?

  • Max Hernandez
    Max Hernandez 12 days ago

    I came here for Y the last man c:

  • steven aguilar
    steven aguilar 12 days ago

    They both die at the end brought me here 💔

  • Cread
    Cread 12 days ago

    I'm going to make it my goal to learn the lyrics to this

  • Bren Olaer
    Bren Olaer 12 days ago

    I missed this song with my dad😖😖😭

  • Carson Bailey
    Carson Bailey 13 days ago +1

    o no

  • TheGuestkiller556
    TheGuestkiller556 13 days ago

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  • bri v
    bri v 14 days ago

    ik every word to this song man

  • الحق 0
    الحق 0 14 days ago

    Mi cancion preferida de todos los tiempos nunca me canso de oirla

  • Javier Coellar
    Javier Coellar 15 days ago

    The office brought me here

  • Drew Nash
    Drew Nash 15 days ago

    You know your made a good song when the emperor of all music makes a cover of your song about star wars

  • SunshineLady1019
    SunshineLady1019 15 days ago

    2019 anyone

  • Jeanet Bruins
    Jeanet Bruins 15 days ago

    Normaal

  • phillip west
    phillip west 15 days ago

    this song is great and it always makes me feel happy and sing along! the last time I sung it was on Saint Patricks Day! the whole bar sang along....it was wild!

  • Edwin Hansen
    Edwin Hansen 16 days ago

    A great song, so good to pop back from time to time and have a listen.

  • Yellow Cardigan
    Yellow Cardigan 17 days ago +1

    i love all the comments here like "uhGJDGZbhsg musSiCC Is dEaa ddd tHerEs nOOO REAll mUSic aNYMoooRREEE"

  • malcolm clark
    malcolm clark 17 days ago

    ...the formation of a word from a sound associated with what is named...smacks of John 1:1...onomatopoeia. .I wonder if Godsmack could remake this tune with some aboriginal instruments...hm..

  • Monzzii
    Monzzii 17 days ago

    And yet music did die all it is now is hoes and drugs it’s truely sad

  • TERRI freeman
    TERRI freeman 18 days ago +1

    I still sing every word. Great music.

  • Jiggily Miggily
    Jiggily Miggily 18 days ago

    The first time I heard this song I can't remember if I cried

  • Dr. Pheel
    Dr. Pheel 18 days ago +1

    Beautiful song👏🏽👏🏽

  • Zoobuhgoo Zoo
    Zoobuhgoo Zoo 19 days ago

    Woah this song just keeps going on and on and on and on and on and on,

  • Mike Newton
    Mike Newton 19 days ago +1

    This song actually made me discover Buddy Holly and his music

  • Ernesto Fuentes
    Ernesto Fuentes 19 days ago

    I dont like it

  • Lion Main
    Lion Main 19 days ago

    Hey guys, can anyone explain the meaning of American Pie?

  • Captain llima Bean/Kuraiku

    The first time I heard this, I was about five or six in the back of my grandmother's huge van. Typically, her taste in country music is something I couldn't stand, however this song came on and I was genuinely shocked that it sounded good!
    Didn't realize that it was because it's an American classic that I think everyone is legally required to enjoy.

  • Force Multiplier
    Force Multiplier 20 days ago

    longest song ever?

  • Mouring Flowers
    Mouring Flowers 21 day ago +4

    My aunt showed me this song. I practically yelped with joy at every Beatles reference.

  • Chode Nation
    Chode Nation 22 days ago

    3:53

  • Chode Nation
    Chode Nation 22 days ago

    3:43

  • Chode Nation
    Chode Nation 22 days ago

    3:54

  • Grace Ful
    Grace Ful 22 days ago

    Goosebumps

  • Matthew Schipper
    Matthew Schipper 22 days ago

    I used to play this song on my gutar till it got stolen

  • Sobre Política
    Sobre Política 23 days ago

    The best

  • Sobre Política
    Sobre Política 23 days ago

    The best ever

  • Latrell Alexander
    Latrell Alexander 23 days ago

    This songs depressing as fuck

  • Jay Connelly
    Jay Connelly 23 days ago

    The Tin and Lint brought me here

  • Knocking Out loud
    Knocking Out loud 24 days ago

    2019?

  • Rachel Lawson
    Rachel Lawson 25 days ago

    Please forgive my ignorance, but this song is about buddy hollys death and the ripple affect of his loss towards music at the time?

    • Gaming Nerd
      Gaming Nerd 8 days ago

      That is why it says the three men I admire the most the father don and holy ghost they took the last train for the coast

    • Gaming Nerd
      Gaming Nerd 8 days ago

      It's about buddy holly and 2 other singers dying there were 4 of them only enough room for 3 who ever lost coin toss had to take bus home and the other 3 would take plane well the plane crash those 3 died and the planes driver this is in memory for those 3

  • Fans Over The World
    Fans Over The World 26 days ago +3

    Only onnee TYYYYSSSSOONNN FURRRY

  • Julia Viecelli
    Julia Viecelli 27 days ago +1

    I am very grateful to my grandparents for letting me grow up listening to this song, but it's sad to know that most people of my age did not, and I feel sad for them, for all the other 12-year-old kids who grew up with Ariana Grande, Justin Bieber, etc, I'm not saying that they are not "good", but part of this generation does not even know the existence of this song, and when they know, many do not like it or do not settle for it, but its okay, its good, and just like society, music evolved, and all that remained was this memory of 60 years ago, the year, as the song said, "the music died".

  • Jake Knight
    Jake Knight 27 days ago +1

    One day I'll own my dream car, a 67-71 El Camino, and this will be the first song I play in it

  • Daryl Stewart
    Daryl Stewart 28 days ago +2

    Asked the love of my life out to this song

  • Chuck The Zipper
    Chuck The Zipper 28 days ago +35

    Oh my, my this here Anakin guy
    Maybe Vader somebody later
    Now he's just a small fry
    He left his home and kissed his mommy goodbye
    Saying, "Soon I'm gonna be a Jedi, soon I'm gonna be a Jedi,"

    • International Fascists
      International Fascists 10 hours ago

      Chuck The Zipper you nerds make everything fucking retarded

    • Eddie Shields
      Eddie Shields 10 days ago

      Dude you are a fucking Genius.

    • Chuck The Zipper
      Chuck The Zipper 15 days ago +2

      It's called DEATH STAR.

    • Lindalee Law
      Lindalee Law 15 days ago

      NOT EVEN CLOSE. AND STOP COOPTING songs to the Dark Star. cripes.

    • GameSize
      GameSize 17 days ago

      As much as i like weird Al, i like the original version better :P

  • Lee Parker
    Lee Parker 28 days ago +2

    TYSON FURY IS BOXER

  • Sam W
    Sam W 29 days ago

    We all know they lived in waylon

  • Joseph Krakowski
    Joseph Krakowski 29 days ago

    since i heard the saga begins before American Pie i now permitley think of those lyrics when listening to this song

  • RiskIt4aBiscuit
    RiskIt4aBiscuit 29 days ago +2

    The music will never die.

  • Abad Briman
    Abad Briman Month ago

    I don't know who the heck is Tyson Fury, I'm here because of John Katzenbach... You know, the psicoanalist 2.

  • GameSize
    GameSize Month ago +1

    Oh bye, bye, mr Flexy tape guy
    Drove your flex taped boat to the lake But the lake was full of sharks
    And the good Jon Tron made his own vi-de-o
    Saying "Flex tape doesn't work under water" ((It even works underwater!))
    "I will buy your entire stock!"

  • Daryl last
    Daryl last Month ago

    Geeks and gamers

  • Kiyua Hiawog
    Kiyua Hiawog Month ago +2

    I wish music was still this good. Modern stuff just doesn't compare.

  • G Minus
    G Minus Month ago

    Imo this is one of my favorite songs of all time. I also love Eminem songs (basically anything with a good amount of words and puts me in a good mood.)

  • kebsss Lao
    kebsss Lao Month ago

    i play red alert while listening to this song.

  • Marvin Medrano
    Marvin Medrano Month ago

    Im millennial and its 2019.

  • ronan Hetherington
    ronan Hetherington Month ago +1

    What a song truly magnificent

  • WOOD BUTCHER
    WOOD BUTCHER Month ago +1

    greatest song lyrics ever written!!

  • Brad McCool
    Brad McCool Month ago

    44k subs and only two videos from 10 years ago! Please make more....

  • Adam Hubbard
    Adam Hubbard Month ago +1

    ChAiR mOdEl

  • Salty iguana44
    Salty iguana44 Month ago +1

    2019 and still here🤘❤

  • Jacob R
    Jacob R Month ago +2

    This song is so good. It makes think of time when Maybe life and music was so much simpler.

  • Elizabeth Foster
    Elizabeth Foster Month ago +2

    I’ve always loved this song but after reading They’re Both Die at The End and it being sung in it I’m back for a listen

  • Grace King
    Grace King Month ago +1

    This is my fav song I love it

  • Sharon Lyne
    Sharon Lyne Month ago +1

    American pie don McLean he did his best thank you for sharing this xx love ya

  • Nikita Josephine
    Nikita Josephine Month ago

    They both die at the end

  • Bob Johnson
    Bob Johnson Month ago

    DIE DIE DIE DIE
    LIVE LIVE LIVE LIVE
    SEX SEX SEX SEX
    MORE MORE MORE MORE
    ORGY!!!!!
    Like if ur from lan

  • leidy ducuara
    leidy ducuara Month ago

    Estoy aquí por el psicoanalista :3

  • Julie Tanner
    Julie Tanner Month ago

    U believe this mans song? How he come up with this

  • Brad Wesley
    Brad Wesley Month ago

    Jagger and the Stones were devastated at what happened at Altamont. To put the blame on them is fucked up.

  • Frank Miranda
    Frank Miranda Month ago +2

    Despite that terrible plane crash, the music is not dead, its still alive. They may have been gone too soon but their music and legacy lives on.

  • Anushka Sen official

    Really love you

  • Christos Anesti
    Christos Anesti Month ago

    Shoulda made About Elvis.i know wrote before he died

  • Donald Swick
    Donald Swick Month ago

    The first time I heard this song was when I had detention and the teacher had the radio on and this started playing.

  • Cheryl Lau
    Cheryl Lau Month ago

    I'm here because of They Both Die At The End.

  • danny phantom
    danny phantom Month ago +1

    Why don't they make such songs today sed reality

  • Sirota
    Sirota Month ago +1

    This will be the day that I found this music and wont stop listening.