Independence Day
Elliott Smith Lyrics


A future butterfly, gonna spend the day
Higher than high
You'll be a beautiful confusion, ooh
Once I was you

Ah, ah

I saw you caught between all the people out
Making a scene
In a bright, ideal tomorrow, ooh
Don't go too far, stay who you are

Ah, ah

Everybody knows
Everybody knows
Everybody knows
You only live a day
But it's brilliant anyway

I saw you out
A perfect place
It's gonna happen soon
But not today
So go to sleep
Amid the change
I'll meet you here tomorrow
Independence day
Independence day
Independence day

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Steven Paul Smith

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Bea Viets

A future butterfly, gonna spend the day
Higher than high
You'll be a beautiful confusion, ooh
Once I was you
Ah, ah
I saw you caught between all the people out
Making a scene
In a bright, ideal tomorrow, ooh
Don't go too far, stay who you are
Ah, ah
Everybody knows
Everybody knows
Everybody knows
You only live a day
But it's brilliant anyway
I saw you out
A perfect place
It's gonna happen soon
But not today
So go to sleep
Amid the change
I'll meet you here tomorrow
Independence day
Independence day
Independence day



Mayra Vasquez

A future butterfly, gonna spend the day
Higher than high
You'll be a beautiful confusion, ooh
Once I was you
Ah, ah
I saw you caught between all the people out
Making a scene
In a bright, ideal tomorrow, ooh
Don't go too far, stay who you are
Ah, ah
Everybody knows
Everybody knows
Everybody knows
You only live a day
But it's brilliant anyway
I saw you out
A perfect place
It's gonna happen soon
But not today
So go to sleep
Amid the change
I'll meet you here tomorrow
Independence day
Independence day
Independence day



Alexandros Kourtis

Future butterfly
Gonna spend the day
Higher than high
You'll be
Beautiful confusion, ooh
Oooh
Once I was you
Ah, ah...
Ah, ah...
I saw you caught between
All the people out
Making a scene
In a bright
Ideal tomorrow, ooh
Don't go too far
Stay who you are
Ah, ah...
Everybody knows
Everybody knows
Everybody knows
You only live a day
But it's brilliant anyway
I saw you out
A perfect place
It's gonna happen soon
But not today
So go to sleep
Amid the change
I'll meet you here tomorrow
Independence day
Independence day
Independence day



All comments from YouTube:

mr. k

The way this song is recorded and mixed deserves attention it's brilliant

Havalina Chiel

that last ... pic - rightfully so thx !

Wouter de Heus

Elliott played all the instruments.

June Asiimwe

I concur. It's absolutely masterful.

Heyward J

My favorite Elliott Smith song.

Claudio Margheri

Going to tattoo.. The hell out of it
....

AriGaming

Love this song also its so complex to play, but sounds so simple

David Ryan

He has other songs? I love this one so much I just listen to it over and over. :-)

Belcultassi

Mine too.

Brookelynn Keele

Me too

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