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EuGene American pie has a lot to answer for. (50) RE: American pie has a lot to answer for. 23 Nov 07

I always did wonder about the Jester and James Dean's coat, but got nowhere when I asked around about it. Same with most of those other obscure references to . . . ??

Somebody did tell me that American Pie was the name that had been given to the ill fated airplane, so I too have heard that rumor.

Talk to a hundred people and get a hundred purely speculative answers regarding the meanings of the lines in American Pie. All the pegging of those lines with various deep meanings, political ideals, sock hop reminiscences, and obscure philosophy reminds me of the cacaphony of competing meanings we 1960's types attached to the Lord of the Rings . . .all the while Tolkein kept saying "Golly, I didn't realize that I meant that!"

Meanwhile, here this hillbilly was, still trying to decipher
"Waiting for Godot" and most of Dickinson's peotry, when DM bonked me over the head with the Pie song! Loved the tune, though.


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