Carrie Underwood Independence Day Lyrics

American Idol Season 4: The Showstoppers Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Independence Day
  • 2 I Don't Want to Be
  • 3 Best of My Love
  • 4 A House Is Not a Home
  • 5 You Don't Have to Say You Love Me
  • 6 Part-Time Lover
  • 7 My Funny Valentine
  • 8 Total Eclipse of the Heart
  • 9 Everytime You Go Away
  • 10 Against All Odds (Take a Look at Me Now)
  • 11 Knock on Wood
  • 12 God Bless the Child
  • 13 When You Tell Me That You Love Me
  • Well she seemed alright by dawn's early light
    Though she looked a little worried and weak
    She tried to pretend he wasn't drinkin' again
    But daddy left the proof on her cheek
    And I was only eight years old that summer
    And I always seemed to be in the way
    So I took myself down to the fair in town
    On Independence Day

    Well word gets around in a small, small town
    They said he was a dangerous man
    But mama was proud and she stood her ground
    She knew she was on the losin' end
    Some folks whispered, some folks talked
    But everybody looked the other way
    And when time ran out, there was no one about
    On Independence Day

    [Chorus]
    Let freedom ring
    Let the white dove sing
    Let the whole world know
    That today is a day of reckoning
    Let the weak be strong
    Let the right be wrong
    Roll the stone away, let the guilty pay
    On Independence Day

    Well she lit up the sky the fourth of July
    By the time that the firemen came
    They just put out the flames and took down some names
    And sent me to the county home
    Now I ain't sayin' it's right or it's wrong
    But maybe it's the only way
    Talk about your revolution
    It's Independence Day

    [Chorus]

    Written by: Gretchen Peters
    Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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