I don’t think war is noble, and I don’t like to think that love is like war.

Posted: February 11, 2011 in Lyrics

Independence Day, Ani DiFranco

We drove the car to the top of the parking ramp
4th of July
We sat out on the hood with a couple of warm beers and watched the fireworks
Explode in the sky
And there was an exodus of birds from the trees
‘Cause they didnt know we were only pretending
And the people all looked up, and looked pleased
And the birds flew around like the whole world was ending
And I don’t think war is noble
And I don’t like to think that love is like war
But I’ve got a big, hot, cherry bomb, and I want to slip it through the mail slot
of your front door

Now you can’t leave me here
I’ve got your back
Now you’d better have mine
‘Cause you say the coast is clear
But you say that all the time

So many sheep I quit counting
Sleepless and embarrassed about the way that I feel
Trying to make mole hills out of mountains
Building base camp at the bottom of a really big deal
Did I tell you how I stopped eating
When you stopped calling me?
And I was cramped up shitting rivers for weeks
And pretending that I was finally free

Now you can’t leave me here
Now that your back
You’d better stay this time
‘Cause you say the coast is clear
But you say that all the time

We drove the car to the top of the parking ramp,
4th of july
And I planted my dusty boots on the bumper and sat out on the hood,
And looked up at the sky

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