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Intro
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 theyd be happy for a while

Did you write the book of love
And do you have faith in God above
If the Bible tells you so?
Now do you believe in rock and roll?
Can music save your mortal soul?
And can you teach me how to dance real slow?

Well, I know that youre 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

Chorus
Bye, bye miss american pie
Drove my chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye
Singin thisll be the day that I die
Thisll 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
Then I went down to the sacred store
Where Id heard the music years before
But the man there said the music wouldnt play
Well now 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
We started singing

- chorus (2x) -

We started singing
We started singing
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