I will roll down the windows and I’ll set you free
Walk up to you at the church off Cumberland Street
Oh and soon I will see you on the enemy line
I’ll be leavin ‘round noon on the 4th of July

Tennessee in January it ain’t been good to me
Why do they bring me down?
I’ve burned a hole in my wallet buying pills so I can sleep
I’m still wide awake cause I’ve been leaving town

As I fall in line, assume my time, it will just sit upon my lap
Like the bottom and the back of my guitar
I will raise that flag up from the ashes
Wrap it ‘round my neck
Show it some respect when I’m gone

I will roll down the windows and I’ll set you free
Walk up to you at the church off Cumberland Street
Oh and soon I will see you on the enemy line
I’ll be leavin ‘round noon on the 4th of July

As I polish off these leather boots
And I will light up one more smoke with you
Before they send me off to fight the war
I will lay my body down for you as I kiss my wife alone be I go
And I lay it all across my floor

As I fall in line, assume my time, it will just sit upon my lap
Like the bottom and the back of my guitar
I will raise that flag up from the ashes
Wrap it ‘round my neck
Show it some respect when I’m gone

I will roll down the windows and I’ll set you free
Walk up to you at the church off Cumberland Street
Oh and soon I will see you on the enemy line
I’ll be leavin ‘round noon on the 4th of July

Oh...
I’ll be leavin ‘round noon on the 4th of July

I will roll down the windows and I’ll set you free
Walk up to you at the church off Cumberland Street
Oh and soon I will see you on the enemy line
I’ll be leavin ‘round noon on the 4th of July (x2)

I’ll be leavin’ round noon on the 4th of July (x2)


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4th of July song meanings
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    General CommentI will roll down the window and set you free
    Walk up to the church off Cumberland Street
    Oh, and soon I will see you on the enemy line
    I'll be leaving round noon on the 4th of July

    Tennessee in January ain't been good to me
    Why does it bring me down
    I've burnt a hole in my wallet with all the things that I don't need
    That keep me wide awake, so I'll been leaving town

    And as I fall in line, well soon my time, it will just sit upon my lap
    Like the bottom and the back of my guitar
    I will raise that flag up from the ashes and wrap it round my neck
    Show it some respect when I'm gone

    I will roll down the window and set you free
    Walk up to the church off Cumberland Street
    And soon I will see you on the enemy line
    I'll be leaving round noon on the 4th of July

    As I polish off my leather boots
    I will light up one more smoke with you
    Before they send me off to fight the war
    I will lay my body down for you, can I kiss my wife before I do
    Leave all my dirty laundry on the floor

    And as I fall in line, well soon my time, it will just sit upon my lap
    Like the bottom and the back of my guitar
    I will raise that flag up from the ashes and wrap it round my neck
    Show it some respect when I'm gone

    I will roll down the window and set you free
    Walk up to the church off Cumberland Street
    And soon I will see you on the enemy line
    I'll be leaving round noon on the 4th of July

    Oh, I'll be leaving round noon on the 4th of July

    I will roll down the window and set you free
    Walk up to the church off Cumberland Street
    And soon I will see you on the enemy line
    I'll be leaving round noon on the 4th of July

    And I will roll down the window and set you free
    Walk up to the church off Cumberland Street
    And soon I will see you on the enemy line
    I'll be leaving round noon on the 4th of July

    And I'll be leaving round noon on the 4th of July
    I'll be leaving round noon on the 4th of July
    Obstinateon December 20, 2009   Link

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