Wednesday, December 03, 2008


Even my kiddos know the lyrics to the title cut of this classic about the Day the Music Died.
It stayed at #1 for four weeks after hitting the charts in November of 1971.
There are two very famous songs on this Album. I say it plays very well the whole way through.

It brings back memories to me of Rhonda, my girlfriend I met while "Caroling" during the Christmas Vacation of 1971. We did most of our 'Caroling" in the woods next to our neighborhood, liplocked while our hands stayed warm in each others pockets.
Rhonda was my girlfriend for a year, till she moved to Pheonix.
If you see her, say hello.

Anyway, she and this album really bring it back for me. When it gets cold, I think of Rhonda, and when I think of Rhonda, I think of this album.
There was another song on this album that took a while, but it did hit # 12 on the charts, called "Vincent", and it is a very nice song. Really gorgeous.

But the reason i'm posting this today is for a song on American Pie that did not make the charts.
It is a song that I would sing at the top of my lungs on the busride to School with Rhonda planted firmly in my lap.
Its been a long time Rhonda, but I'm sure when you think of me you think of this song!

Fortune has me well in hand, armies 'wait at my command
My gold lies in a foreign land buried deep beneath the sand
The angels guide my ev'ry tread, my enemies are sick or dead
But all the victories I've led haven't brought you to my bed

Now the purest race I've bred for thee to live in my democracy
And the highest human pedigree awaits the first-born boy baby
And my face on ev'ry coin engraved, the anarchists are all enslaved
My own flag is forever waved by the grateful people I have saved

You see, everybody loves me, baby, what's the matter with you?
Won'tcha tell me what did I do to offend you?

Now, no land is beyond my claim when land is seized in the people's name
By evil men who rob and maim, if war is hell, I'm not to blame!
Why, you can't blame me,
I'm Heaven's child,
I'm the second son of Mary mild
And I'm twice removed from Oscar Wilde, but he didn't mind, why, he just smiled

Yes, and the ocean parts when I walk through, and the clouds dissolve and the sky turns blue
I'm held in very great value by everyone I meet but you
'cause I've used my talents as I could,
I've done some bad,
I've done some good
I did a whole lot better than they thought I would so, c'mon and treat me like you should!

Everybody loves me, baby, what's the matter with you?
tell me what did I do to offend you?

Yes, boys and girls, you are in luck! You tube!



leslie said...

That is either one small sink or one big cat. :)

waterbaby said...

Hey everyone, its the waterbaby, I can't remember what the email attatched to my blog was... if anyone remembers or has emailed me and can pull it out of your archives i would really really appreciate it!!!

much love

Anonymous said...

Rhonda--She sounds like my Darlene. Darlene!! Hey Steve, great post!