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Independence Day Lyrics Ani Difranco

We drove the car to the top of the parking ramp
On the 4th of July
We sat out on the hood with a couple of warm beers
And watched the fireworks explode in the sky
And there was an exodus of birds from the trees
But they didn't know we were only pretending

And the people all looked up and looked pleased
And the birds flew around like the whole world was ending and
And I, I don't think war is noble
And I don't like to think that love is like war
But I gotta big hot cherry bomb
And I wanna slip it through the mail slot of your front door

Now you can't leave me here
I've got your back now
You'd better have mine
'Cuz you say the coast is clear
You say that all the time

So many sheep I quit counting
Sleepless and embarrassed about the way that I feel
Trying to make mole hills out of mountains
Building base camp at the bottom of a really big deal
Did I ever tell you how I stopped eating
When you stopped calling me?
And I was cramped up shitting rivers for weeks
And pretending that I was finally free

Now you can't leave me here
Yeah, now that you're back
You better stay this time
'Cuz you say the coast is clear
But you say that all the time

We drove the car to the top of the parking ramp
On the 4th of July
And I planted my dusty boots on the bumper
And sat on the hood and looked up at the sky

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