Justice And Independence '85 Lyrics

by John Mellencamp

He was born on the fourth day of July
So his parents called him Independence Day
He married a girl named Justice
Who gave birth to a son called Nation, then she walked away

Independence, would daydream and he'd pretend
That someday him and Justice and Nation be together again
But Justice held up in a shotgun shack, wouldn't let nobody in
So a Nation cried

Oh oh, when a Nation cries
His tears fall down like missiles from the skies
Justice look into Independences' eyes
Can you make everything alright
And can you keep your Nation warm tonight

Well, Nation grew up
And got himself a big reputation
Couldn't keep the boy at home, no, no
He just kept running 'round and 'round and 'round and 'round

Independence and Justice, well, they felt so ashamed
When the Nation fell down, they argued who was to blame
And Nation if you'll just come home, we'll have this family again
Oh Nation, don't cry

Oh oh, when a Nation cries
His tears fall down like missiles from the skies
Justice look into Independences' eyes
Can you make everything alright
Can you keep your Nation warm tonight

Roll a rock across the country, yeah yeah
Everybody come along
When you're feelin' down, yeah yeah
Just sing this song, yeah yeah