Monday, July 2, 2007

Not-So-Patriotic Fourth Of July Songs

SAN DIEGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – If you’re looking to honor America this Independence Day (July 4), then you should stay away from a few not-so-patriotic Fourth Of July songs that could ruin the festivities.

For example, Soundgarden’s “4th Of July” may seem appropriate for the holiday, but it’s actually pretty depressing, with lyrics like The fire is spreading/ And no one wants to speak about it/ 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.

If you’re looking to rock out during your American barbecue, you may want to listen to something a little less war- themed than Bruce Springsteen’s “Born In The U.S.A.” because lyrics like Got in a little hometown jam/ So they put a rifle in my hand/ Sent me off to a foreign land/ To go and kill a yellow man/ Born in the U.S.A. could really put a damper on things.

“4th Of July” by Blues Traveler isn’t a very good Independence Day jam either, considering the lines Well she hated the 4th Of July/ Bombs bursting in air/ And she’d never know why/ She’d keep me up all night/ Too terrified to cry/ Oh yes, she hated the 4th of July don’t exactly leave you in a fireworks kind of mood.

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