Guest Post: Don McLean, “The Day Engagement Died”

by AdMavericks on November 13, 2012

Editor: It was great pleasure to have Mr. Don McLean, the writer of the hit song “American Pie” appear as a guest blogger on AdMavericks. Take it away, Don.


The Day Engagement Died
By: Don McLean

It’s been a while since many of you have heard from me. You probably know me from my hit song, “American Pie” which reached #1 on the charts in January 1972. Seeing that this is the 40th year anniversary of the song, I’ve penned some new lyrics that focus on today’s level of social media engagement. Or rather, lack there of.

Now writing lyrics takes time, and I’ve been accused that “American Pie” was a little long, so today I am happy to share only a portion of the new lyrics to “American Pie” and ask that you always remember to share, retweet, and for the love of mankind, comment on a blog post!

A while back I was quoted as saying, “In a sense, American Pie was a very dispairing song but it can also be seen as very hopeful.” And that is my hope for the latest installment of my newly penned song, “The Day Engagement Died.” I would encourage you all to play the old song as you read the lyrics to the new one.
 
 

A long long time ago
I can still remember
How those comments used to make me smile

And I knew if I had my chance
That I could make engagement dance
And maybe they’d be engaged for a while

But February made me shiver
With every blog post I’d deliver
No comments on the blog post
I couldn’t write one more post

I can’t remember if I cried
When I tweeted and no one replied
But something touched me deep inside
The day engagement died

So bye bye Mr. Commenter Guy
Pushed the Twitter button heavy
But nobody replied

And the good old tweeps
Were faxing their own tweets by
I posted – this will be the day that it dies
This will be the day that it dies

Did you post on Facebook with love?
And do you have faith in Likes above?
If the Zuckerburg tells you so?

Now do you believe in social roles?
Can podcasts save your brands soul?
And can you teach me how to blog real slow?

Well I know that you’ve been on LinkedIn
Lurking on the profile of  some guy named Jim
You never sent a request
Jim’s profile stayed at rest

I was a lonely 60-something tweeting buck
With a great avatar of a rubber duck
But I knew I was out of luck
The day engagement died

So bye bye Mr. Commenter Guy
Pushed the Twitter button heavy
But nobody replied

And the good old tweeps
Were faxing their own tweets by
I posted – this will be the day that it dies
This will be the day that it dies

-Don McLean

Editor: This is a parody. Anyone who actually thinks Don McLean wrote this blog post should be pointed and laughed at. The intent is to encourage comments, retweets, sharing and engaging conversation over social platforms. Too often, we are guilty of pushing our own agenda, instead of sharing the ideas of others. If you have additional lyrics and would like to finish the song, we encourage you to leave those comments here. If you were moved by this post – comment. Or Tweet, or drop a link on Facebook. Lurkers, we’re looking at you. : )

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