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Don McLean: Everybody Loves Me, Baby Meaning

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Fortune has me well in hand, armies 'wait at my command

My gold lies in a foreign land buried deep beneath the sand

The angels guide my ev'ry tread, my enemies are sick or dead

But all the...

  1. anonymous
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    Feb 5th 2016 report

    He is singing about [insert name of your most hated political figure here]. And I'll bet you can prove it! I've always loved this song.

  2. anonymous
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    Sep 3rd 2012 report

    I heared that the 'me' in this song was the US and the 'you' was Vietnam

    Fortune has me well in hand, armies 'wait at my command
    Clearly about the military and economical might of the US

    My gold lies in a foreign land buried deep beneath the sand
    The US claiming rescources, most notably oil, in foreign countries

    The angels guide my ev'ry tread, my enemies are sick or dead
    America as the devout godlovers, and the enemies are Hirohito (devastated empire after WWII) and Adolf Hitler (died in WWII)

    But all the victories I've led haven't brought you to my bed
    Yet Vietnam didn't 'love' the US

    Now the purest race I've bred for thee to live in my democracy
    And the highest human pedigree awaits the first-born boy baby
    And my face on ev'ry coin engraved, the anarchists are all enslaved
    I have no idea on all this

    My own flag is forever waved by the grateful people I have saved
    The liberated countries were thankful, after WWII

    Now, no land is beyond my claim when land is seized in the people's name
    The people's name = communism

    By evil men who rob and maim, if war is hell, I'm not to blame!
    Communism only works in theory, in practice the leaders are opressors and dictators

    Why, you can't blame me, I'm Heaven's child, I'm the second son of Mary mild
    once more, devout

    And I'm twice removed from Oscar Wilde, but he didn't mind, why, he just smiled
    Oscar wilde was british, and the US, as an english speaking country, is ''twice removed'' from great britain (possibly also because wilde fled to France

    the rest is obvious enough, thank you

  3. anonymous
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    May 4th 2012 report

    Basicly, everything in the song is sarcasm. It kinda...means the opposite of what it's saying. McClean was never very popular until the American Pie album, which this song is part of came out. I almost could say that he wrote this out of depression.


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