So our hotel in San Jose has a Piano Bar and we were hanging out there tonight. I used an old trick I learned at work to google the lyrics with my laptop and we sang and sang and sang. It was super fun.
Before I ran up and got my laptop though, I was working with my horrible memory to think up the words, and got mortifyingly embarrassed the six or seven times I came in too soon and the piano man shook his head at me 'no', or said out loud 'not yet'.
The piano man is European, and he was done for the night but we begged him to do American Pie, which is the longest song in the history of my memory, and he did it. We sang every verse and finally at the end, he goes, with thick accent, "this song. it never ends."