Happy Independence Day! Elf Songs zum 4. Juli


Happy Independence Day! Elf Songs zum 4. Juli

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Natürlich verbirgt sich hinter den Songs meist eine Auseinandersetzung mit der amerikanischen Identität oder amerikanischen Verhältnissen.

Bei einigen geht es aber auch einfach um Begegnungen und Begebenheiten, die einem an dem schicksalshaften Tag passiert sind. Elf Beispiele, von Azure Ray bis Soundgarden:

Azure Ray:

You whispered in my ear /“Let’s go home now“/ I’m thinking of the 4th of July/ Holding hands looking up at the sky

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

John Christie/ Paul McCartney:

Sunset’s Painting Up The Sky/ There‘ S Something In My Eye/ Why Am I Crying?/ It’s The Fourth Of July

Beach Boys:

Bombs bursting in air/Bleed white red and blue/Cried dawn’s early light/ For the hope/ Brothers sisters stand firmly and try/ Reaching the spacious skies/ Fourth of July

Bruce Springsteen:

Sandy the fireworks are hailin‘ over Little Eden tonight/ Forcin‘ a light into all those stoned-out faces left/stranded on this forth of July/ Down in town the circuit’s full with switchblade lovers/ so fast so shiny so sharp

Sufjan Stevens:

My little hawk, why do you cry?/ Tell me what did you learn from the Tillamook burn?/ Or the Fourth of July?/ We’re all gonna die


Jesus tries to crack a smile/Beneath another shovel load/ And I heard it in the wind/And I saw it in the sky/And I thought it was the end/ And I thought it was the 4th of July

Amy McDonald:

And the fireworks still pop in my head, the flag still flies overhead/And the banner still blows, still blow in the wind/ And the crowds still cheer, the crowds still sing./And it still goes on like the 4th of July/ And my heart still beats like you’re by my side


You make me high/ You make me high (And I don’t wanna come down)/ You make me/ Just like the sky/ Like the 4th of July



Ani Di Franco:

He says his name is jason/ He lives in the last trailer on the right/ And he’ll be seven/ On the fourth of july