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Fourth of July
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Fourth of July

Sufjan Stevens
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Song meaning of Fourth of July of Sufjan Stevens, and what it is about


The song is an analysis of the evening of his mother's passing. Sufjan weeps softly and sings of his love for the lady who gave birth to him.


Song lyrics of Fourth of July of Sufjan Stevens


The evil, it spread like a fever ahead

It was night when you died, my firefly

What could I have said to raise you from the dead?

Oh, could I be the sky on the Fourth of July?

 

"Well, you do enough talk

My little hawk, why do you cry?

Tell me, what did you learn from the Tillamook burn?

Or the Fourth of July?

We're all gonna die"

 

Sitting at the bed with the halo at your head

Was it all a disguise, like junior high?

Where everything was fiction, future, and prediction

Now, where am I? My fading supply

 

"Did you get enough love, my little dove?

Why do you cry?

And I'm sorry I left, but it was for the best

Though it never felt right

My little Versailles"

 

The hospital asked, "Should the body be cast?"

Before I say goodbye, my star in the sky

Such a funny thought to wrap you up in cloth

Do you find it all right, my dragonfly?

 

"Shall we look at the moon, my little loon?

Why do you cry?

Make the most of your life, while it is rife

While it is light

Well, you do enough talk

My little hawk, why do you cry?

Tell me, what did you learn from the Tillamook burn?

Or the Fourth of July?

We're all gonna die"

 

We're all gonna die

We're all gonna die

We're all gonna die

We're all gonna die

We're all gonna die

We're all gonna die

We're all gonna die

Release Date

2015

Songwriter/s

Sufjan Stevens

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