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You're biting your lip now
I know, 'cause you do it all the time
You're blinking your eyes hard
I know, 'cause you used to be mine
Strong and resiliant,
Beautiful and brilliant
Proving that you're free
You say,
You still love me,
But I'm your
Own worst enemy
Independence Day, Second of May
Lost my best friend, and a fiance,
So I will hold this candle high
Independence Day, nothing I could say
Would sway you not to sever ties
Your liberty can't rest on lies
Francisco Goya
Painted it gay
I'd rather have been shot
On the Third of May
Freedom never came for free
Patriots are bleeding their veins clean
That's me in the corner singing "God save the Queen"
"God save the Queen"
I can think of
Better synonyms for fear
Hope your life is great
I hope it's been a wonderful year
Waiting every day
Staring at the phone
Jesus Christ
I feel so empty and alone

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    crashburn274Jan 23, 2009 at 7:01 pm
    "Independence Day, Second of May" Is the key to understanding this. It could refer to the Spanish uprising against Napoleon in 1808. It might refer to the National Holiday of Israel. It is probably, of course, a day of personal significance for the writer, in addition to these. "Francisco Goya" gives it away (Google "The Execution"). So what is it about this bit of history that the writer connects with?

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