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Don McLean

Data de nascimento: 2. Outubro 1945

Don McLean é um cantor e compositor dos Estados Unidos. Ficou famoso pela canção American Pie, elegia folk-pop de oito minutos e meio que atingiu o topo das paradas americanas. Iniciou sua carreira em meados dos anos 60, tocando em clubes nova-iorquinos, escolas primárias e em prol de causas ambientais.

Outros de seus sucessos são:

Vincent ;

Castles in the Air;

Since I Don’t Have You e

Crying.

Citações Don McLean

„You will find many interpretations of my lyrics but none of them by me.“

—  Don McLean

As quoted in "What is Don McLean's song 'American Pie' all about?" at The Straight Dope (15 May 1993) http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/908/what-is-don-mcleans-song-american-pie-all-about
Contexto: As you can imagine, over the years I have been asked many times to discuss and explain my song "American Pie" I have never discussed the lyrics, but have admitted to the Holly reference in the opening stanzas. You will find many interpretations of my lyrics but none of them by me. … Sorry to leave you all on your own like this but long ago I realized that songwriters should make their statements and move on, maintaining a dignified silence.

„But life began again
The day you took my hand.“

—  Don McLean

"And I Love You So"
Song lyrics, Tapestry (1970)
Contexto: And I love you so
The people ask me how
How I've lived till now
I tell them I don't know.I guess they understand
How lonely life has been
But life began again
The day you took my hand.

„As you can imagine, over the years I have been asked many times to discuss and explain my song "American Pie"“

—  Don McLean

As quoted in "What is Don McLean's song 'American Pie' all about?" at The Straight Dope (15 May 1993) http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/908/what-is-don-mcleans-song-american-pie-all-about
Contexto: As you can imagine, over the years I have been asked many times to discuss and explain my song "American Pie" I have never discussed the lyrics, but have admitted to the Holly reference in the opening stanzas. You will find many interpretations of my lyrics but none of them by me. … Sorry to leave you all on your own like this but long ago I realized that songwriters should make their statements and move on, maintaining a dignified silence.

„I feel like a spinning top or a Dreidel
The spinning don't stop when you leave the cradle
You just slow down“

—  Don McLean

Dreidel
Song lyrics
Contexto: I feel like a spinning top or a Dreidel
The spinning don't stop when you leave the cradle
You just slow down
Round and around this world you go
Spinning through the lives of the people you know
We all slow down.

„A long long time ago
I can still remember how that music used to make me smile“

—  Don McLean

Song lyrics, American Pie (1971), American Pie
Contexto: 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.

„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.“

—  Don McLean

Song lyrics, American Pie (1971), American Pie
Contexto: 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 woudn'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.

„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“

—  Don McLean

Song lyrics, American Pie (1971), American Pie
Contexto: 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.

„I realized that songwriters should make their statements and move on, maintaining a dignified silence.“

—  Don McLean

As quoted in "What is Don McLean's song 'American Pie' all about?" at The Straight Dope (15 May 1993) http://www.straightdope.com/columns/read/908/what-is-don-mcleans-song-american-pie-all-about
Contexto: As you can imagine, over the years I have been asked many times to discuss and explain my song "American Pie" I have never discussed the lyrics, but have admitted to the Holly reference in the opening stanzas. You will find many interpretations of my lyrics but none of them by me. … Sorry to leave you all on your own like this but long ago I realized that songwriters should make their statements and move on, maintaining a dignified silence.

„They would not listen
They're not listening still…
Perhaps they never will…“

—  Don McLean

Song lyrics, American Pie (1971), Vincent
Contexto: Now I think I know what you tried to say to me
How you suffered for your sanity
How you tried to set them free
They would not listen
They're not listening still...
Perhaps they never will...

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„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.“

—  Don McLean

Song lyrics, American Pie (1971), American Pie
Contexto: 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.

„A dream come true, I'll live there till I die.
I'm asking you to say my last goodbye.
The love we knew ain't worth another try.“

—  Don McLean

"Castles in the Air"
Song lyrics, Tapestry (1970)
Contexto: And if she asks you why,
You can tell her that I told you
That I'm tired of castles in the air.
I've got a dream I want the world to share,
And castle walls just lead me to despair.Hills of forest green where the mountains touch the sky,
A dream come true, I'll live there till I die.
I'm asking you to say my last goodbye.
The love we knew ain't worth another try.

„I saw Satan laughing with delight
The day the music died.“

—  Don McLean

Song lyrics, American Pie (1971), American Pie
Contexto: 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.

„This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you.“

—  Don McLean

Song lyrics, American Pie (1971), Vincent
Contexto: Weathered faces lined in pain
Are soothed beneath the artist's loving hand.
For they could not love you,
But still your love was true
And when no hope was left in sight, on that starry starry night
You took your life as lovers often do,
But I could have told you, Vincent,
This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you.

„Every thread of creation is held in position
By still other strands of things living.“

—  Don McLean

"Tapestry"
Song lyrics, Tapestry (1970)
Contexto: Every thread of creation is held in position
By still other strands of things living.
In an earthly tapestry hung from the skyline
Of smouldering cities so gray and so vulgar,
As not to be satisfied with their own negativity
But needing to touch all the living as well.

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