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Independence Day
Martina McBride Lyrics

Well she seemed all right by dawn's early light
Though she looked a little worried and weak.
She tried to pretend he wasn't drinkin' again
But daddy'd 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
But she knew she was on the losin' end.
Some folks whispered and some folks talked
But everybody looked the other way
And when time ran out there was no one about
On Independence Day.

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
It's Independence Day.

Well,she lit up the sky that fourth of July
By the time that the firemen come
They just put out the flames
And took down some names
And send 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.

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
It's Independence Day.

Roll the stone away
It's Independence Day.

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“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
It’s Independence Day”

This song is such a mood this year.

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Dan Moegling

I was a law enforcement officer for 36 years. Had to respond to so many domestics . When the domestic violence laws changed it was a great help in defusing these situations. Even though it was a lot of work, and often resulted in violent encounters, I always felt good helping victims of domestic violence. Nothing better than helping a violent husband or boyfriend jump into a pair of handcuffs. Justice served.

Sarafina Summers

Thank you for caring. Many officers don't. I was told that it was my fault when my ex broke my nuckles, and I had to pop them back into place.

Dan Moegling

@Lost Again Read the follow up comment to Nick. That should address the issue adequately.

Lost Again

I did 28 years. It’s not just the man. I doubt your service.

Dan Moegling

@John Smith Well John, I am not politically correct. I tell it the way it is and call it the way I see it. If that is not good enough for you, I don't care.

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This song gets to me every time. I still sing my heart out to it when it comes on. I'm a survivor of severe domestic abuse. I've had a broken spine, crushed wind pipe, broken bruised ribs, and collar bone. I've been choked out, beaten, tossed down a flight of stairs when I was 8 months pregnant, had my fair share of ICU stays and he would still manage to bail out and come back. He would do worse than before and then I was told if I reported it again I wouldn't even make it to ICU. I had been isolated from my family and friends, lived several hours away from anyone that I thought could help me. But the day the abuse was aimed at my then 9-month-old son (He picked him up and threw him at me like a rag doll) I found the courage to leave. He's the kind of person that changes the doorknobs inside out so when I would get "in trouble" I'd be locked in the room, or while he went to work. I am a firm believer that I would have been dead if I stayed any longer. My son saved my life. I believe that with all my heart. I had to wait until he was asleep, his mother helped me hide my son. I left with the clothes on my back and a backpack with any important paperwork. My siblings drove 6 hours to come to rescue me. I had to force my brother to just drive off after I got in the car and he saw that my eyes were bruised shut and I couldn't speak because my windpipe was crushed. He was so controlling that he drove out those six hours to my family's home with a shotgun to kill me and kill himself. Thankfully my father and brother were both there. This was almost 20 years ago and I still have anxiety attacks and PTSD from the physical abuse, rape, and mental trauma that I endured. But I am a Survivor. He was not a part of my child's life for many years until my son got older and never paid child support. I worked three jobs, went to school full time, became a psychologist to help others that have been through trauma, and continue to do so. I have since gotten married and had two children with the man that is "dad" to my son. HE raised him with me. HE paid for all his expenses, HE loves him as one of his own. That is what a Father should be. Sorry I got long-winded there.

Jacqueline Oh

I’ve always loved this song, because this is what I witnessed. unfortunately my mother stayed. Still with him. I commend you in the biggest way, you protected your child. As a mother now, that’s our number one priority. I give you my upmost respect for protecting your baby boy from traumas. I’m still in therapy and working on forgiving my mother . Big hugs & love to you and your family .

Cookie Aly

Damn, you’re a really strong person to go through all that crap and come out the other side still standing. Stand strong, fellow human!

Jennifer G

You are amazing and courageous. Thank you for sharing your story.

Kim Hall

God love you!! I’m so glad you got out!! You’re a true inspiration to everyone still living in that life!!
It can be done!!

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