The Grave Song Lyrics

Don McLean

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The grave that they dug him had flowers
Gathered from the hillsides in bright summer colors
And the brown earth bleached white
At the edge of his gravestone
He's gone

When the wars of our nation did beckon
The man, barely twenty, did answer the calling
Proud of the trust
That he placed in our nation
He's gone

But eternity knows him
And it knows what we've done

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 American Pie
  • 2 Till Tomorrow
  • 3 Vincent
  • 4 Crossroads
  • 5 Winterwood
  • 6 Empty Chairs
  • 7 Everybody Loves Me, Baby
  • 8 Sister Fatima
  • 9 The Grave
  • 10 Babylon


  • credits


    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Don Mclean
    album: Track 9 in album American Pie
    release date: 1971-10
    popularity : 252 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Folk Rock/Acoustic/Classic Rock
    length: 3:14
    producer: Ed Freeman
    composer: Don McLean
    arranger: Don McLean

    Album Information

    label: United Artists
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin