"4th Of July" as written by and Waylon Albright Jennings....
Today's the fourth of July
Another June has gone by
And when they light up our town I just think
What a waste of gunpowder and sky

I'm certain I am alone
In harboring thoughts of our home
It's one of my faults that I can't quell my past
I ought to have gotten it gone
I ought to have gotten it

Oh, baby, I wonder if when you are older
Someday
You'll wake up
And say, 'My God, I should have told her
What would it take
But, now here I am and the world's gotten colder
And she's got the river down which I sold her'

So that's today's memory lane
With all the pathos and pain
Another chapter in a book where the chapters are endless
And they're always the same
A verse, and a verse, and refrain

Oh, baby, I wonder if when you are older
Someday
You'll wake up
And say, 'My God, I should have told her
What would it take
But, now here I am and the world's gotten colder
And she's got the river down which I sold her
And she's got the river down which I sold her


Lyrics submitted by Idan

"4th of July" as written by Chris Cornell

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    General CommentI think it has something to do with the person's life being a bit monotonous and lacking in excitement because of something they didn't do or say in their past, but I'm probably wrong... I just know I love the song :P
    lottieicfon April 06, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgreat songwriting...alone the phrase "another chapter in a book where the chapters are endless
    and they're always the same:
    a verse, then a verse, and refrain" make this song great.
    AgathaKavkaon May 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commentgreat songwriting...alone the phrase "another chapter in a book where the chapters are endless
    and they're always the same:
    a verse, then a verse, and refrain" make this song great.
    AgathaKavkaon May 28, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti like "...and I think, what a waste of gunpowder and sky" taht kicks ass. fuck the u.s. and its bullshit displays of macho crap.
    rainydayboyon March 11, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a lady who had a divorce and can't get over it. She wonders if the other person, would ever think about it and realized that they should have treated them better or worked at making it work. Because she feels like she's been sold down the the river. Now her life is much harder and and makes life seem really long.
    krangtangon June 07, 2016   Link

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