The Waterboys Independence Day Lyrics

Kiss the Wind Track Listing
Digital Media 1
  • 1 Kiss the Wind
  • 2 On My Way to the Big Light
  • 3 Follow the Fellow Who Fiddles
  • 4 Your Baby Ain't a Baby Anymore
  • 5 Wintermind
  • 6 Let It Happen (1999)
  • 7 I've Been in the Storm for You
  • 8 Anatomy of a Love Affair
  • 9 Independence Day
  • 10 John Coogan Is Going
  • 11 Wild Horses (live)
  • 12 Big Day Boogie - Always - Broken Ring
  • 13 Martin Decent
  • 14 Send Him Down to Waco
  • 15 The Stolen Child (live)
  • 16 This Old Boat
  • 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.

    Now I don't know what it always was with us
    We chose the words and yeah, we drew the lines
    There was just no way this house could hold the two of us
    I guess that we were just too much of the same kind.

    Well say goodbye, it's Independence Day
    It's Independence Day, all boys must run away
    So say goodbye, it's Independence Day
    All men must make their way, come Independence Day.

    Now the rooms are all empty down at Frankie's joint
    And the highway she's deserted clear down to Breaker's Point
    There's a lot of people leaving town now, leaving their friends, their homes
    At night they walk that dark and dusty highway all alone.

    Now papa go to bed now, it's getting late
    Nothing we can say can change anything now
    Because there's just different people coming down here now and they see things in different ways
    And soon everything we've known will just be swept away.

    So say goodbye, it's Independence Day
    Papa now I know the things you wanted that you could not say
    But won't you just say goodbye, it's Independence Day
    I swear I never meant to take those things away.

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