Last verse of the immortal “American Pie”:
I met a girl who sang the blues
And I asked her for some happy news
But she just smiled and turned away
And I went down to the sacred store
where I’d heard the music, years before
But the man there
said the music
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 music died.
Question: is this referring to the suppression of the traditional latin mass?
It’s hard for us to imagine it could be referring to anything else.