When people ask me what 'American Pie' means, I tell them it means I don't ever have to work again if I don't want to.
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And when no hope was left inside 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.
In a sense, 'American Pie' was a very despairing song but it can also be seen as very hopeful.
Starry, starry night, flaming flowers that brightly blaze, swirling clouds in violet haze reflect Vincent's eyes of china blue.
Drove my chevy to the levee but the levee was dry.
A long long time ago, I can still remember how that music use to make me smile.
This world was never meant for one as beautiful as you.
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