Well she seemed alright 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 around 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 was about

On Independence Day


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

On Independence Day


Well she lit up the sky the 4th of July

by the time that the fireman came

They just put out the flames and took down some names

And sent me to the county home

Now I ain't sayin it's right or it's wrong

But maybe it's the only way


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

On Independence Day




Independence Day

Carrie Underwood 