Harmonix has chosen what can only be described as the perfect song to close out their huge list of Rock Band downloadable content. The track, American Pie by Don McLean, has some of the most relevant lyrics you could possibly ask for when talking about Rock Band‘s going-away party.
While Harmonix has said that this is not the end of the Rock Band franchise as a whole, it is clear they are taking a step back from the franchise for a while as music and rhythm games have not had nearly the adoption rate they did just two to three years ago.
Here are the lyrics for the song, with our favourite, most poignant lines bolded as they pertain to the end of Rock Band DLC. Farewell, old friend.
A long long time ago I can still remember how That music used to make me smile
And I knew if I had my chance
That I could make those people dance
And maybe they’d be happy for a while
But February made me shiver
With every paper I’d deliver
Bad news on the doorstep
I couldn’t take one more step
I can’t remember if I cried
When I read about his widowed bride
But something touched me deep inside The day the music died
So 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
You can download the final track for Rock Band (along with the rest of the 4000-song catalog) on April 2nd for a price of $1.99. If you’re interested, here’s one of our favourite renditions of the song for humour’s sake.