"4th Of July" as written by and Waylon Albright Jennings....
Born of the age
Flagged hopes
Censored rage
The black clad box
Bombs bursting in air
Bleed white red and blue
Cried dawn's early light
For the hope

Oh where has it gone
Brothers sisters stand firmly and try
Reaching the spacious ski-ies
Fourth of July

Lie by the sword
Black times
False reward
The greetings of doom
So proudly they hail
Lost fortune of free
The stripes and bright stars
Promise lost

Oh where has it gone
Brothers sisters stand firmly and try
Reaching the spacious ski-ies
Fourth of July

Brothers sisters stand firmly and try
Reaching the spacious ski-ies
Fourth of July


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"4th of July" as written by Dennis C. Wilson

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    General CommentI can't really break down this lyric or the specifics of its writing, but it was written by Dennis, not Brian Wilson, and I assume he's disallusioned with the direction parts of the country were taking in the early 70's with the relative innocence of the 50s/early 60s gone. Regardless, it's a very deep and artistic song, something more attributed to Brian. It's not catchy or typical Beach Boys at all, and seems unfinished... but that was the direction the band generally took for the 70's.
    The Swing Kingon December 19, 2006   Link
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