Musical Marty

by Marty Lich
ECT’s favorite guest columnist – Ms. Marty Lich – gets her points across this week with an assist from Mr. Don McLean…
 
 
 

 

‘Bye bye…. Miss American Pie’

by  Don McLean

Bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
And them good old boys were drinking whiskey and rye
Singing this’ll be the day that I die
This’ll be the day that I die

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

‘Catch a Wave and You’re Sittin’ on Top of the World’  ~ The Beach Boys
* ‘Good Day Sunshine’ ~
  The Beatles

..HOW THAT MUSIC USED TO MAKE ME SMILE ~ 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

* February 22, 2011 ~ Pirates kill 4 U.S. hostages on seized yacht-
* February 22, 2011 ~ Scores killed in New Zealand earthquake-
* February 15, 2011 ~ Libya massacres-300 to 400 dead and thousands injured” –
* February 03, 2011 ~ Five killed as Egypt protesters come under fire-

… FEBRUARY MADE ME SHIVER ~ WITH EVERY PAPER I’D DELIVER…
 
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
Bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
And them good old boys were drinking whiskey and rye
Singing this’ll be the day that I die
This’ll be the day that I die

Now, for ten years we’ve been on our own
And moss grows fat on a rolling stone

But that’s not how it used to be
When the Jester sang for the king and queen
In a coat he borrowed from James Dean
And a voice that came from you and me
Oh and while the king was looking down
The Jester stole his thorny crown
The courtroom was adjourned
No verdict was returned
And while Lenin read a book on Marx
The quartet practiced in the park
And we sang dirges (Click Here) in the dark
The day the music died
We were singing
* 2011 – Organizing for America – organization that supports President Obama’s agenda for change.

* 2011 –  Unemployment Rate To Remain Above 9 Percent Through 2011
* 2011 –  Wisconsin’s  Collective-bargaining Protest Grows
* 2011 –  FDIC: Failed Bank List
* 2011 –  $13 billion for IRS-President wants to give agency more money
* 2011 –  States raising sales taxes- 
* 2011–  U.S. Government National Debt (Click Here): Daily History Search Application

….AND WHILE THE KING WAS LOOKING DOWN ~ THE COURTROOM WAS ADJOURNED…

THE DAY THE MUSIC DIED
WE WERE SINGING … dirges in the dark

Bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
And them good old boys were drinking whiskey and rye
Singing this’ll be the day that I die
This’ll be the day that I die
 
 

Definition of DIRGE

 a song or hymn of grief or lamentation; especially : one intended to accompany funeral or memorial rites

 2   a slow, solemn, and mournful piece of music

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