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These are short parody lyrics set to the lyrics of songs by Don McLean.

Don McLean

Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Better Lyrics:
A long, long time ago,
I still remember how us British moved to colonize
And we knew if we tried their best
even without a big war chest
that we would rule where the sun never set.

America was ripe for taking,
The whole East Coast we started taking.
Fought France and the natives.
Our colonists got restive
I heard King George wrote ‘twas a bore,
in his diary on July four,
But over there it was a war
‘Cause of Paul Revere’s ride.

We started singin’
Bye, bye empire gone worldwide,
Give me liberty or death now,
that was their battle cry
Original Lyrics:
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.

But February made me shiver
With every paper I'd deliver
Bad news on the doorstep
I couldn't take one more step
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

(I started singing)
So bye-bye, Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee
But the levee was dry
Submitted by: Doug Baseball
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Better Lyrics:
It was some time ago,
It was at a picnic we were eating normal food one day.
Then some old lady, acting odd
Put really weird stuff in her bod,
And didn’t stop till they took her away.
She first sent a fly to her stomach.
Part of her appetite eccentric.
She ran around eating,
Like a T Rex on a fling.
Some weird logic she did apply as her stomach became a pig sty.
But never did we learn just why,
She went and ate that fly.
We started singin’,

My, my, she just swallowed a fly,
Then a spider went inside her,
and her plate she piled high.
With so much stuff, it would make anyone cry,
This’ll be the day that she dies.
This’ll be the day that she dies.
Original Lyrics:
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.

But February made me shiver
With every paper I'd deliver
Bad news on the doorstep
I couldn't take one more step
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

(I started singing)
So bye-bye, Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee
But the levee was dry
Then good old boys were
drinkin' whiskey and rye,
singin'
this'll be the day that I die.
This'll be the day that I die.
Submitted by: Doug Baseball
Don McLean's, "American Pie"
Better Lyrics:
The day the music died
I started singing
Bye, bye, Walt Disney Company lies
Want to partake of my culture, but my culture's run dry
Long copyright caused creators to cry
Singin' now you know the reason I'll die
Now you know the reason I'll die
Original Lyrics:
The day the music died
I started singing
Bye, bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey and rye
Singin' this'll be the day that I die
This'll be the day that I die
Submitted by: Sheogorath

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