Somehow I can't imagine a song of such innocence, depth, power and simplicity coming out of the music world today. It did not make so much of an impression at the time as it did recently, three years after becoming confirmed as a follower of Christ. I now see it as portraying the steadfast and robust nature of true faith and feel it must have been inspired by the Holy Spirit. Since coming to believe this Idiscovered that it has been voted one of the 500 all time greats ( Rolling Stone magazine).
Can't remember if I cried
When I read about his widowed bride
But something touched me deep inside
The day the music died
He was referring to the death of Buddy Holly, another giant of the era, who died in a plane crash in 1959. Albeit with ups and downs it was predominantly down from then on.