Practice English Speaking&Listening with: The Notorious B.I.G. raps "American Pie" by Don McLean (Speech Synthesis)

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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, theyd be happy for a while But February made me shiver

With every paper Id deliver Bad news on the doorstep;

I couldnt take one more step I cant remember if I cried

When I read about his widowed bride But something touched me deep inside

The day the music died

So bye-bye, Miss American Pie Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee

was dry And them good old boys were drinking whiskey

'n rye Singing, "Thisll be the day that I die

"Thisll be the day that I die."

Did you write the book of love And do you have faith in God above

If the Bible tells you so?

Do you believe in rockn' roll Can music save your mortal soul

And can you teach me how to dance real slow?

Well, I know that youre in love with him `Cause I saw you dancinin the gym

You both kicked off your shoes Man, I dig those rhythm and blues

I was a lonely teenage broncinbuck With a pink carnation and a pickup truck

But I knew I was out of luck The day the music died

I started singing

Bye, bye Miss American Pie Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee

was dry And them good old boys were drinking whiskey

'n rye Singing, "Thisll be the day that I die

"Thisll be the day that I die."

Now for ten years weve been on our own And moss grows fat on a rollinstone

But thats not how it used to be When the jester sang for the king and queen

In a coat he borrowed from James Dean And a voice that came from you and me

Oh, and while the king was looking down The jester stole his thorny crown

The courtroom was adjourned; No verdict was returned

And while Lennon read a book on Marx The quartet practiced in the park

And we sang dirges in the dark The day the music died

We were singing

Bye, bye Miss American Pie Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee

was dry And them good old boys were drinking whiskey

'n rye Singing, "Thisll be the day that I die

"Thisll be the day that I die."

Helter skelter in a summer swelter The birds flew off with a fallout shelter

Eight miles high and falling fast It landed foul on the grass

The players tried for a forward pass With the jester on the sidelines in a cast

Now the half-time air was sweet perfume While the sergeants played a marching tune

We all got up to dance Oh, but we never got the chance!

`Cause the players tried to take the field; The marching band refused to yield

Do you recall what was revealed The day the music died?

We started singing

Bye, bye Miss American Pie Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee

was dry And them good old boys were drinking whiskey

'n rye Singing, "Thisll be the day that I die

"Thisll be the day that I die."

Oh, and there we were all in one place A generation lost in space

With no time left to start again So come on: Jack be nimble, Jack be quick!

Jack Flash sat on a candlestick 'Cause fire is the devils only friend

Oh, and as I watched him on the stage My hands were clenched in fists of rage

No angel born in hell Could break that Satans spell

And as the flames climbed high into the night To light the sacrificial rite

I saw Satan laughing with delight The day the music died

We were singing

Bye-bye, Miss American Pie Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee

was dry And them good old boys were drinking whiskey

'n rye Singing, "Thisll be the day that I die

"Thisll be the day that I die."

I met a girl who sang the blues And I asked her for some happy news

But she just smiled and turned away I went down to the sacred store

Where Id heard the music years before But the man there said the music wouldnt

play And in the streets: the children screamed

The lovers cried, and the poets dreamed But not a word was spoken;

The church bells all were broken And the three men I admire most:

The father, son, and the holy ghost They caught the last train for the coast

The day the music died And they were singing

Bye-bye Miss American Pie Drove my Chevy to the levee, but the levee

was dry And them good old boys were drinking whiskey

'n rye Singing, "Thisll be the day that I die

"Thisll be the day that I die."

They were singing Bye-bye Miss American Pie

Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry

And them good old boys were drinking whiskey 'n rye

Singing, "Thisll be the day that I die"

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