Mudcat Café message #2200569 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #106505   Message #2200569
Posted By: GUEST
23-Nov-07 - 06:48 AM
Thread Name: American pie has a lot to answer for.
Subject: RE: American pie has a lot to answer for.
Hmmm, I don't think the lyrics to American Pie are all that obscure. They're just... quite bad if you ask me... I think it's probably Bob Dylan who's the one single figure responsible for making singer-songwriters try to be clever with all sorts of obscure and 'poetic' lyrics and references. American Pie probably wouldn't be American Pie without Dylan's big influence. And that's not Bob's fault. Dylan wrote all sorts of wonderfully surreal lyrics. I don't know what he's on about in plenty of songs. I *like* not knowing what he's on about.