"Almost Independence Day" as written by and Van Morrison....
I can hear them calling way from Oregon
I can hear them calling way from Oregon
And it's almost Independence Day

Me and my lady, we go steppin', we go steppin'
We go steppin' way out on China town
All to buy some Hong Kong silver
And the wadin' rushing river, we go steppin'
We go out on the, out on the town tonight

I can hear the fireworks
I can hear the fireworks
I can hear the fireworks
Up and down the, up and down the San Francisco bay
Up and down the, up and down the San Francisco bay
I can hear them echoing
I can hear, I can hear them echoing
I can hear, hear them echoing
Up and down the, up and down the, up and down the San Francisco bay

I can see the boats in the harbor, way across the harbor
Lights shining out, lights shining out
And a cool, cool night
And a cool, cool night
And a cool and a cool
And a cool and a cool, cool night and across the harbor
I can hear the fireworks
I can hear the people, people, people shouting out
I can hear the people shouting out
Up and down the line, up and down the line
And it's almost
And it's almost Independence Day

I can see the lights way out in the harbor
And the cool, and the cool, and the cool and the cool night
And the cool, and the cool, cool night breeze
And I feel the cool night breeze
And I feel, feel, feel the cool night breeze
And the boats go by
And it's almost Inde, Inde, almost Independence Day
And it's, and it's and it's almost, and it's almost Independence Day

Way up and down the line
Way up, way up and down the line
Way up and down the line
Way up, way up and down the line
Way up, way up, way up and down the line
Way up and
Way up and down the line
Way up and down the line
Way up and
Way up and down the line
Way up and down the line
Way up and down the line
Way up and down the line


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"Almost Independence Day" as written by Van Morrison

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    General CommentThis song just blows me away - it's better than anything on Astral Weeks or Moondance. What it's about I'm not sure except that it seems to be set in San Fransisco on a summer's night.
    martinoon May 07, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJust travel from Frisco to Palo Alto and you will see get the inspiration for this song - I sat on the hills before hearing this song and saw the fireworks on Independance day - a little too long I feel.
    vasnmoGoon March 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentpretty much what i get out of it too, but yeah, amazing song, i love the buildup to the full phrase, i find that genius
    lunchbox90857on February 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFirst of all, north of San Francisco is the RUSSIAN RIVER, not the "rushing river." And they buy some Hark On Silver Bird (on Market Street -- very high grade H -- sold only by Angel these days I hear). I live here, I know. And we don't EVER call it "Frisco."
    xhohxuaon March 26, 2012   Link

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