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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 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 a round in a small, small town they said he was a dangerous man
But mama was proud and she stood her ground she knew she was on the losin' end
Some folks whispered some folks talked but everybody looked the other way and
When time ran out there was no one about on indpendence day

[Chours:]
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 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 indepenednce day

[Repeat chorous]

Roll the stone away it's independence day



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    thingk15Apr 2, 2009 at 12:47 pm
    this is stilll upsetting me
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    and this song and video is so sadd

    i cant beilvee what happend to her mom
    and she runs aways when her mom was getting her butt kick

    i feel so badd for the mother and child
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    SharylAnnJul 29, 2008 at 5:01 am
    This song IS about domestic violence and what some women have had to do to escape what is happening to them. some women don't have any other choice.

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