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Fourth Of July
Dave Alvin Lyrics

She's waiting for me when I get home from work
But things just ain't 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
The Mexican kids are shooting fireworks below
Hey, baby, it's the Fourth of July
Hey, baby, it's the Fourth of July

(same as first verse)
She gives me her cheek when I want her lips
And 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

(repeat chorus)

Whatever happened, I apologize
So dry your tears and baby, walk outside
It's the Fourth of July

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Written by: DAVE ALVIN

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Thomas Hermann

Dave Alvin’s never gotten enough credit as a songwriter, guitarist and performer on the big stage in my opinion. He an American treasure. Truly a great musician! Rock on Dave!!!

Bill Ihling

Got that right, Thomas!

Thomas Hermann

Calnon Hardy I couldn’t agree more

Calnon Hardy

Been hip to the genius of Dave Alvin for a long time now. An American singer / songwriter who ranks among the greats.

Harvey Mushman

Amen to that.... and Snoop Diggety Doggy is a multimillionaire???....What the heck???

Robin Bailey

The Alvins have been top credits in my household for... 40 years now, damn!

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Ron Frankl

Dave is a living American treasure. I can't imagine an Independence Day passing without hearing this song.

Hey Jude

i listen to the 4th of july song every 4th of july. x's version also. hey hey's the 4th of july!

Henry Acosta

Someone already said that this man is an American Treasure!  He's so much more to me than that.  He's also a teacher,  a preacher and a guru from next to that dried-up river.  God bless him always, and his brother also.  I just love this man!!!


There is only one Dave Alvin.
Great songwriter....performer, guitar hero, band leader.

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