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Thread #106505   Message #2201402
Posted By: PoppaGator
24-Nov-07 - 01:26 PM
Thread Name: American pie has a lot to answer for.
Subject: RE: American pie has a lot to answer for.
I stand corrected ~ maybe.

My neighbor who was reading over my shoulder as I typed out my last post told me, "that plane really WAS named 'American Pie.' You can see it painted on the plane in the movie..."

..."Fiction!" I retorted...

"...but it's also in the historical record; you could look it up!"

So, maybe the plane had that name and maybe not.

I'm still pretty adamant about the "Chevy on the levee" phrase having nothing to do with the murders of Schwerner, Goodman, and Chaney. That event has nothing to do with the song, and anyone who claims that it does is just going overboard in the effort to "explain" every word in the entire long lyric. Isn't it better to leave well enough alone?