For example, Soundgardens 4th Of July may seem appropriate for the holiday, but its 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 youre looking to rock out during your American barbecue, you may want to listen to something a little less war- themed than Bruce Springsteens 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 isnt a very good Independence Day jam either, considering the lines Well she hated the 4th Of July/ Bombs bursting in air/ And shed never know why/ Shed keep me up all night/ Too terrified to cry/ Oh yes, she hated the 4th of July dont exactly leave you in a fireworks kind of mood.
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