Independence Day, and I know it
when the song that's playing is just so damn sad.

I'm growing up, I'm growing up in front of you.
Holding you knowing that there's nothing more that I can do.
When Mississippi rang I should've stayed citing I wanted one more week with you.
I knew October was sweet like anti-freeze.
I think I see your light around that door. But I can't show it.

I'm growing up, I'm growing up in front of you.
Having 12 years of my heart to answer to.
The corner of your eye is what I want to see when I get home.
The neighbours said "no" but I said "he's so old".
We're lucky that they're all in bed by nine,
cause in the quarter turn of Earth's rotation we gained another year.

Going down old stairs, old stairs.
Middle of morning I walk them.
Then out the car as we push off.
Out to behind her childhood home.
Glasses off my nose - they're sliding.
Marked with a brick and stick from the yard.


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    General CommentCollards are widely considered to be healthy foods, collards are good source of soluble fiber and contain multiple nutrients with potent anti-cancer properties, such as diindolylmethane and sulforaphane.

    I think his father was dying of cancer. On Independence day he was given the news that his dad was terminal (the independence day passage, i think, is present tense. It is him hearing a song that reminds him and saddens him with memory). Collards were probably suggested to his father to eat. This probably helped him live longer than antisipated. October is when his father died. I can infer this because "I knew October was sweet like anti-freeze." is and ironic statement that exposes that october was sweet because it was extra time spent with his father, however, is not sweet (anti-freeaze is not sweet) because it is when his father died.

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    Independence Day, and I know it
    when the song that's playing is just so damn sad.

    --(its independense day [presently] and he is reminded of his fathers encounter with cancer and death via a song on the radio.)

    I'm growing up, I'm growing up in front of you.

    --(he's growing up by experiencing his fathers death. He spends this time with his father before his father dies. Hos father witnesses him growing up.)

    Holding you knowing that there's nothing more that I can do.

    --(self-explanitory)

    When Mississippi rang I should've stayed citing

    --(Missisippi is where his father was living. At the time he was probably touring with shook ones and got a phone call telling him that his father was terminal.)

    I wanted one more week with you.

    --(He transported himself to missippi to give his father company.)

    I knew October was sweet like anti-freeze.

    --(Foreshadowing-explained above.)

    I think I see your light around that door. But I can't show it.

    --(He knows his father is going to die soon but can't show the sadness on his face because he is with his father.)

    I'm growing up, I'm growing up in front of you.
    Having 12 years of my heart to answer to.

    --(he might have had a bad relationship with his father and not visited for 12 years. he has that void now.)

    The corner of your eye is what I want to see when I get home.

    --(when he comes home he is scared that his father will be dead)

    The neighbours said "no" but I said "he's so old".

    --(He came home and the neighbors told him that his father had died. he couldn't handle it. he had to try to give himself closure)

    We're lucky that they're all in bed by nine,
    cause in the quarter turn of Earth's rotation we gained another year.

    --i have know idea the motivation of this sentence. I think it is an exageration of how much time he feels he added to his fathers life. Or how much fulfillment he felt. not in a sadistic way, but closurefull.

    Going down old stairs, old stairs.
    Middle of morning I walk them.
    Then out the car as we push off.
    Out to behind her childhood home.
    Glasses off my nose - they're sliding.
    Marked with a brick and stick from the yard.

    --(getting the casket out of the hurse and burying his father behind his mothers childhood home.)

    Freddytheclosetmonsteron July 03, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationSounds like his dog died.
    JEEEEEEEEWon July 04, 2012   Link

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