By Captain Hook
Bye bye Miss American Pie
Drove my Chevy to the levee but the levee was dry
Them good ole boys were drinking whiskey in Rye
Singin this’ll be the day that I die.
This’ll be the day that I die.''It takes a devastating catastrophe like Sandy to mark before and after times. New Yorkers, who to this point have done a miraculous job of insulating themselves from the ravages of a collapsing economy (while ironically largely causing it), will look back on this time years down the road and conceptualize life in terms of before and after this faithful time – a profound milestone within their minds – a time when many will have waved bye bye to the (modern) American way and dream. (i.e. consumerism.) The first verse from the classic sung by Don McLean above captures this sentiment perfectly in my opinion.''