4th of july lyrics – aimee mann

today’s the fourth of july
another june has gone by
and when they light up our town i just think
what a waste of gunpowder and sky

i’m certain i am alone
in harboring thoughts of our home
it’s one of my faults that i can’t quell my past
i ought to have gotten it gone
i ought to have gotten it…

oh, baby, i wonder if when you are older
someday
you’ll wake up
and say, ‘my god, i should have told her
what would it take
but, now here i am and the world’s gotten colder
and she’s got the river down which i sold her’

so that’s today’s memory lane
with all the pathos and pain
another chapter in a book where the chapters are endless
and they’re always the same
a verse, and a verse, and refrain

oh, baby, i wonder if when you are older
someday
you’ll wake up
and say, ‘my god, i should have told her
what would it take
but, now here i am and the world’s gotten colder
and she’s got the river down which i sold her
and she’s got the river down which i sold her…’

/ aimee mann lyrics