4th of July

Songfacts®:

  • This song demonstrates Aimee Mann's stripped-down, soulful style of songwriting, reminiscent of Joni Mitchell's Blue album. The lyrics are like a short story, with Mann telling the tale of feeling jaded and "sold down the river" at the giant holiday celebration that happens every summer in the United States: Independence Day, the fourth of July.

    A crisp recording of this song is featured in the 2010 live concert film Live at St. Ann's Warehouse.

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