MARTINA MCBRIDE


Independence Day Lyrics

Well she seemed all right by dawn's early light
Though she looked a little worried and weak
She tried to pretend he wasn't drinkin' again
But daddy left the proof on her cheek

And I was only eight years old that summer
And I always seemed to be in the way
So, I took myself down to the fair in town
On Independence Day

Well word gets around in a small, small town
They said he was a dangerous man
Mama was proud and she stood her ground
She knew she was on the losin' end

Some folks whispered some folks talked
But everybody looked the other way
When time ran out there was no one about
On Independence Day

Let freedom ring, let the white dove sing
Let the whole world know that today is a day of reckoning
Let the weak be strong, let the right be wrong
Roll the stone away, let the guilty pay, it's Independence Day

Well she lit up the sky that fourth of July
By the time that the firemen come
They just put out the flames and took down some names
And sent me to the county home

Now, I ain't sayin' it's right or it's wrong
But maybe it's the only way
Talk about your revolution
It's the Independence Day

Let freedom ring, let the white dove sing
Let the whole world know that today is a day of reckoning
Let the weak be strong, let the right be wrong
Roll the stone away, let the guilty pay, it's Independence Day
Roll the stone away, it's Independence Day

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Songwriter(s): Gretchen Peters
Copyright: Purple Crayon Music, Sony/ATV Cross Keys Publishing
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Meaning to "Independence Day" song text (6 meanings)
Serenity 11/06/12,15:51
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I always took it that she (the mom) killed her husband and got taken away for the crime. I don't see anything in the song about the mom dying too...it says revolution, not murder-suicide.
Rachel 03/31/12,09:47
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I have heard Sean Hannity play part of this song on his show.Sad story. Nice song. I'd be horrified if both my parents died. I know about grief. My dad died two years ago.
Moxi 07/04/11,22:29
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killing herself was not the way to go . i hope anyone one who may be in the situation does not play this one out. There are other choices. The impact on the child is immeasurable. it's only fiction.
vexenrocks5997 11/10/10,09:30
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i love this song bc its like really sad but explains alot about life at the same time when i first heard this song i sang right along and it is now one of my fav country songs
Ashley 02/19/10,11:05
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I was really deestated when I first heard this song bc I thought that she was the person to only write sing happy songs but then I realized that no one can do that bc country is all bout life
faith 02/16/10,18:13
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i loved this song when i was like 6 but i grew out of it im noe 11 and it makes me so sad now because i didnt understand the lyrics i thought it was a good thing going on in the song
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