“Justice and Independence” by John Mellencamp

“Justice and Independence” by John Mellencamp

November 6, 2018 0 By CPE

 

He was born on the fourth day of July.

So his parents called him Independence Day.

He married a girl named Justice who gave birth to a son called Nation.

Then she walked away.

Independence he would daydream and he’d pretend that someday him and Justice and Nation would get together again.

But Justice held up in a shotgun shack, and she wouldn’t let nobody in

So a Nation cried.  

 

Oh oh, when a Nation cries, his tears fall down like missiles from the skies.

Justice look into Independence’s eyes, ‘Can you make everything alright?

Can you keep your Nation warm tonight?’

 

Well, Nation grew up and got himself a reputation.

Couldn’t keep the boy at home no no.

He just kept running ’round and ’round and ’round and ’round.

Independence and Justice well they felt so ashamed.

When the Nation fell down they argued who was to blame.

Nation if you’ll just come home we’ll have this family again.

Oh Nation don’t cry.”  

 

Oh oh, when a Nation cries, his tears fall down like missiles from the skies.

Justice look into Independence’s eyes, “Can you make everything alright?

Can you keep your Nation warm tonight?”  

 

Roll a rock across the country.

Everybody come along.

When you’re feelin’ down yeah yeah,

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