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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.

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: GRETCHEN PETERS

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Griffin Gates

"Mama was proud and she stood her ground."
I get chills during that part. Martina will always be THE power house voice of country in the 90's-00's

Elizabeth Russell

Already

Sean McGarry

Same here choke up every time

Sunni Valley

@Seth and how people whisper and gossip but look the other way, thats how it was for my family in our small town. I'm so grateful this has changed, thank you Martina. ❤️

April Gosa

@0906blue you don't know her story

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Pamela Leigh

Awesome song for anybody who's ever torn themselves away from an abuser, whether it be parents, siblings, lovers, friends.... Just remember, all us givers need to have limits, because the takers have none.

Elizabeth Russell

I know that's right

Elizabeth Russell

I know that's right

Pamela Leigh

@Linda Pearce I learned it in Al-Anon....

Linda Pearce

Good advice

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