Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Summertime, when the livin' is easy

Fourth of July
She's waitin' for me
when I get home from work
oh, but things ain't just the same
She turns out the light
and cries in the dark
won't answer when I call her name

On the stairs I smoke a
cigarette alone
Mexican kids are shootin'
fireworks below
Hey baby, it's the Fourth of July
Hey baby, it's the Fourth of July

She gives me her cheek
when I want her lips
but I don't have the strength to go
On the lost side of town
in a dark apartment
we gave up trying so long ago

On the stairs I smoke a
cigarette alone
Mexican kids are shootin'
fireworks below
Hey baby, it's the Fourth of July
Hey baby, it's the Fourth of July

What ever happened I
apologize
so dry your tears and baby
walk outside, it's the Fourth of July

On the stairs I smoke a
cigarette alone
Mexican kids are shootin'
fireworks below
Hey baby, it's the Fourth of July
Hey baby, Baby take a walk outside
I had to shade the camera (OK, my phone) with the NY Times, but I couldn't resist capturing this image of Mama. She's so much more beautiful than any picture could capture, but this is the essence of that moment.

And don't read anything into the lyrics. I'm not out on the back porch, and Mama's not crying in the dark and giving me her cheek. It's just one of our favorite Fourth of July songs.

Well, that one and this one:
Well Papa go to bed now it's getting late
Nothing we can say is gonna change anything now
I'll be leaving in the morning from St. Mary's Gate
We wouldn't change this thing even if we could somehow
Cause the darkness of this house has got the best of us
There's a darkness in this town that's got us too
But they can't touch me now
And you can't touch me now
They ain't gonna do to me
What I watched them do to you

So say goodbye it's Independence Day
It's Independence Day
All down the line
Just say goodbye it's Independence Day
It's Independence Day this time
Any guesses?

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2 comments:

  1. Darn - I wish we'd been out at the pool at the same time! We were out there yesterday from 1 - 3 or so... VERY hot! Love Mama's bathing suit, by the way!!!

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  2. Anonymous2:56 PM

    I love that you posted lyrics from X AND The Boss! Your timing is impeccable. Monday night, I drove out of the city to buy food for our 4th of July barbecue. On the way home, the local classic rock station played a commercial-free hour of Springsteen songs. I was in absolute heaven. I actually sat in my car for 20 minutes when I got home so I could sing along (and not torment anyone else with my horrific voice.) It was awesome.

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