For my beloveds who don’t know that both Eric Clapton and Paul McCartney were once in bands, y’all might not be familiar with the song, American Pie. For those who do know, well, you know.
To me, Don McLean’s American Pie is a song about a fatal plane crash, the history of rock and roll, unforgettable artists, world events, nursery rhymes, and personal/national ideologies. And it’s about balancing ever-present grief and hope.
In case you haven’t heard it before or lately, here’s the 50th Anniversary recording of American Pie Don McLean recorded with Home Free.
What kind of pauses does American Pie offer you?