"Independence Day" as written by and Vic Chesnutt....
Well future stepped into my field and turned it into an empire
Forefathers where are you now?
Your dust is settling on my furniture

Oh independence day, I never knew it would be so symbolic.
Oh independence day.

Well I stepped out of a cloud and the ditch it is close
I mean the ditch it is closing in.
Hemingway did yourself justice
So here's to you you articulate dead fisherman

Independence day, I never knew it would be so symbolic.
Independence day.
Independence day, I never knew it would be so symbolic.
Independence day.

What if I said I loved you
And I needed your guidance to help me through the obstacles?
Would you say I am too wordy and then, then would you laugh?
What if I said I'm under glass untouchable as the document itself?
Would you say ok,
And that you never even considered me?

Oh independence day, yes Independence,
Independence day, independence,
Independence day, day,

Independence day, I never knew it would be so symbolic.


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"Independence Day" as written by Vic Chesnutt

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    General CommentI can't believe I'm the first person to comment on Vic Chesnutt, who's got to be one of the top five American lyricists alive today.

    Anyway, what I love about this one, among other things, is the self-reflexive last line, where Vic acknowledges that the analogy of national to personal independence is pretty cheesy -- it's that kind of self-consciousness that endears him to me. And it runs through the whole song -- the whole legend of Hemingway as the macho, self-absorbed, isolated, doomed literary hero is kind of ridiculous and Vic knows it, but it's still a big deal to him. And ultimately the emotional stance he's interested in here -- the rugged emotional individualist -- _is_ bound up in America's history of itself, political and otherwise. Vic Chesnutt for President!
    kagion November 13, 2007   Link

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