one time on the fourth of july
i went out to watch the fireworks fly
from the hill i could see all the rockets as they flew from the town below me
bombs bursting in the air
the crowd was cheering with every flare
but in the distance clouds were cracking and flashing
mountain shaking with every explosion
and i remember thinking that night
as i looked into the sky
more than fire meets the eye

and the fireworks fly
and the fireworks fall
well i have seen the best of all
and its true
after every charge is through
i can still hear the thunder call

little bombs turn pasty pale
under five mile electric trails
soaring skies and lofty arrows that don't look quite as big in the pictures
neon flickers in the haze
billboards set the catch our gaze
so much noise, nothing holds our attention
it has all been done before
so let the rockets falter and fade
let the streamers fill the sky
more than fire meets the eye

and the fireworks fly
and the fireworks fall
well i have seen the best of all
and its true
after every charge is through
i can still hear the thunder call

and the fireworks fly
and the fireworks fall
well i have seen the best of all
and its true
after every charge is through
i can still hear the thunder call


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Fireworks song meanings
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    General Commentthey screwed up, it's not "more than fire meets the eye", it's "more than pyrotechnics meets the eye".

    love this song! but who's singing it, lol? it's not reese...
    emoBettyrocketon April 02, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI really haven't figured out what this song is about yet. It is very good though. The voice is Dennis', the trombone player for Five Iron Frenzy.
    DentWaldon April 07, 2003   Link
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    General CommentLet me tell ya'll about this song, I think I know what it means. It's the Creation of every thing, God made this whole world. And thinking how cool fireworks look when they are shooting off in to the sky you just can't help but wonder how awsome it must have been to see what it was like in the begining of time.

    Just think about it, "In the begining God created the Heaven and the Eath". This song is just like the Roper song "Fireflies". I hope this helped.
    clutteron June 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentsorry clutter, but i really dont think that this and fireflies have any connection except for the first part of a compound word. fireflies is about a girl who is pretty but not genuine.
    this song... i'm not so sure yeah i think you're right about the whole wonder of the universe thing, but I don't find this a particularly wonderful song if that's what it was about. compare FIF "it was beautiful".
    Usernamewastakenon September 30, 2007   Link

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