The 4th of July

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The 4th of July

Music and lyrics by Mike Holober Music. Publisher: Connect the Dots Music BMI.

How do we get there from here?
a child asks
her eyes open wide no fear
that distant shore
where hope and love are law

Sparklers in small hands
parades and marching bands
unfurl your hopes and let them fly

Why reminisce
lose yourself in this?
here's why
It's the 4th of July

As worlds collide
there are no sides
Look to the past
and know what we must ask,
hangs like clouds
in the sky

How did we get here from there?
the child asks
her eyes not without a tear

Once distant shore
dreams die and are no more

Lies wrapped in stripes and stars
taking what isn't ours
blessings we once shared
fade away

Now we reminisce
get lost in thoughts like this
here's why

How we reminisce
just lost in all of this
and why?

It's the 4th of July
It's the 4th of July

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