(Read Author's Notes First)
"Long long time ago, I can still remember
how that music used to make me smile"
'Twas a time of innocence, "American as Apple Pie"
Jesus, God and faith were strong, we're "the Apple of His Eye"
"Did you write the Book of Love, and do you have faith
in God above, if the Bible tells you so"
Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, Bopper Rock and Roll
Were killed in an airplane crash, right after their show
"Something touched me deep inside, the day the music died"
Elvis, King of Rock, since days of dancing with Dick Clark
Beatles, Dylan and Jagger; the jesters made their mark
"And while the King was looking down,
the jesters stole his thorny crown"
Superintendent came to school and let us out that day
He said our President was taken tragically away
"I can't remember if I cried,
when I read about his widowed bride"
At five years old, still innocent, in the start of the sixties
Flower children, Vietnam and protests of the hippies
"In the streets, the children screamed,
lovers cried and the poet's dreamed"
Martin Luther King, killed with another bang
God was pronounced dead, by satan's newest evil gang
"To light the sacrificial light, I saw satan laughing with delight"
Russia's finger on the button; threatens Nuclear War
We were watching them, that's what our first rockets were for
"We were all in one place, a generation lost in space"
Beatle's song, 'Helter Skelter' portrayed killing as a passion
The Sharon Tate murders by Helter Skelter's, Charles Manson
"Helter Skelter in a Summer Swelter.
Birds flew off with a fallout shelter"
Was a fan of Janice Joplin, towards the end of the decade
Age of Innocence was gone, by satan's music trade
"I met a girl who sang the blues,
I asked her for some happy news"
"She just smiled and turned away"
Elvis, Holly, Vallens, Bopper: now part of our past
Some music from the sixties, we're thankful didn't last
"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 three men I admire most; the Father, Son and Holy Ghost.
They took the last train for the coast, the day the music died"
"So bye bye Miss American Pie. Drove my Chevy to the levee,
but the levee, was dry, And good ole boys were drinking
whiskey and rye, singing this will be the day that I die"