"Fourth of July" as written by Peter Wentz, Patrick Stump, Joseph Trohman, Andrew Hurley, Jake Sinclair and Ryan Lott....
(You and I were, you and I were fire.
You and I were, you and I were fire.
You and I were, you and I were fire, fire, fire)

It was the fourth of July
You and I were
you and I were fire, fire fireworks
that went off too soon
And I miss you in the June gloom too
It was the fourth of July
You and I were,
you and I were fire, fire, fireworks
I said I’d never miss you, but I guess you’ll never know
Where the bridges I have burned never really led home
On the fourth of July

I’ll be as honest as you let me
I miss your early morning company
If you get me
You are my favorite "what if"
You are my best "I’ll never know"

Oh, I’m starting to forget
Just what summer ever meant to you
What did it ever mean to you?

Oh, I’m sorry, I didn’t mean any of it
I just got too lonely, lonely, whoa
In between being young and being right
You were my Versailles at night

It was the fourth of July
You and I were
you and I were fire, fire, fireworks
That went off too soon
And I miss you in the June gloom too
It was the fourth of July
You and I were,
you and I were fire, fire, fireworks
I said I’d never miss you, but I guess you’ll never know
Where the bridges I have burned never really led home
On the fourth of July

My 9 to 5 is cutting open old scars
Again and again 'til I’m stuck in your head
Head my downward spiral, never mind I'll be drowned
And I’m the holy water you have been without

And all my thoughts of you
They could heat or cool the room
And now don’t tell me you’re fine
Oh, honey, you don’t have to lie

Oh, I’m sorry, I didn’t mean any of it
I just got too lonely, lonely, whoa
In between being young and being right
You were my Versailles at night

It was the fourth of July
You and I were
you and I were fire, fire, fireworks
That went off too soon
And I'll miss you in the June gloom too
It was the fourth of July
You and I were
you and I were fire, fire, fireworks
I said I’d never miss you, but I guess you’ll never know
Where the bridges I have burned never really led home
On the fourth of July

I wish I’d known how much you loved me, hmm
I wish I cared enough to know, um, hmm
I’m sorry every song’s about you
The torture of small talk
with someone you used to love

It was the fourth of July
You and I were
you and I were fire, fire, fireworks
That went off too soon
And I'll miss you in the June gloom too
It was the fourth of July
You and I were
you and I were fire, fire, fireworks
I said I’d never miss you, but I guess you’ll never know
Where the bridges I have burned never really led home
On the fourth of July


Lyrics submitted by Mellow_Harsher, edited by xxmastermattxx

"Fourth of July" as written by Patrick Stump Peter Wentz

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    My InterpretationI could see this song being about a summer fling.
    They had a love that was insanely passionate (fireworks). The lyrics talk about missing the person and how they have "what if"s and such. "My 9 to 5 is cutting open old scars" the speaker is getting bored with the reality/every day life they face without the person.
    Yeah it just hit me as a song about a summer fling that had to end.
    lampoon March 03, 2015   Link
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    Song MeaningThis song is about Pete Wentz's relationship with My Chemical Romance's bassist, Mikey Way (Gerard's younger brother), during the summer of 2005's Warp Tour (the summer of like). The two had an alleged relationship which ended soon. People speculate that Bang the Doldrums was also written about "Petekey." Read this post to get much more information on their relationship: crucios.tumblr.com/post/42380127787/…

    Basically, they never got a real relationship, it was just a fling.
    katewinchesteron June 12, 2015   Link

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