American Pie ‘is mainly just stuff that rhymes’ = SATIRE!!!

“As the original manuscript of his 1971 hit went up for auction, Maclean said he may have inadvertently created the idea that the song was in some way mysterious.

He said: “It’s incredibly obvious that it’s a history of popular music from the late Fifties to the late Sixties. It really is.

“I used the phrase, ‘do you recall what was revealed’, because it rhymes with ‘field’ and ‘yield’.

“And similarly with ‘the three men I admire most, the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost, they caught the last train for the coast’. Do you see what I did there? Honest to god, I didn’t think anyone would bother trying to decode that.”

This is apparently a thing. Yeesh.