4th of July

Album: Superunknown (1994)
  • Shower in the dark day
    Clean sparks diving down
    Cool in the waterway
    Where the baptized drown
    Naked in the cold sun
    Breathing life like fire
    Thought I was the only one
    But that was just a lie

    'Cause I heard it in the wind
    And I saw it in the sky
    And I thought it was the end
    And I thought it was the fourth of July

    Pale in the flare light
    The scared light cracks and disappears
    And leads the scorched ones here
    And everywhere no one cares
    The fire is spreading
    And no one wants to speak about it
    Down in the hole
    Jesus tries to crack a smile
    Beneath another shovel load

    'Cause I heard it in the wind
    And I saw it in the sky
    And I thought it was the end
    And I thought it was the fourth of July

    Heard it in the wind
    And I saw it in the sky
    And I thought it was the end
    And I thought it was the fourth of July
    Fourth of July, July

    Now I'm in control
    Now I'm in the fall out
    Once asleep but now I stand
    And I still remember your sweet everything
    Light a roman candle
    And hold it in your hand

    Heard it in the wind
    And I saw it in the sky
    And I thought it was the end
    And I thought it was the fourth of July

    Heard it in the wind
    And I saw it in the sky
    And I thought it was the end
    And I thought it was the fourth of July, yeah Writer/s: CHRIS CORNELL
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management, Downtown Music Publishing
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 9

  • Kirk from Texas1 of 6 discs I manage to remove this week from my CD changer I found that hasn't been opened since I totaled a car, removed the changer and placed in a storage box 20 yrs ago. I'm guessing around 1998-1999 time frame. Nothing beats a true digital copy of this and this song still gives me chills in 2020. Today is June 25 and next weekend is the 4th...
  • T from UsaListen to an isolated vocals of this song and prepare to have your mind blown
  • Connor from PhiladelphiaThis is seriously one of my favorite songs and i need more discussion boards about it. No song has ever brought out such emotions in me
  • Allen from Seattle, WaSaw Chris play solo in Yakima, WA last summer (2016). He said this song took place on the Maka Reservation in Neah Bay. This blew my mind because I've been fishing there for the 4th twice and it is CRAZY. Literally on the edge of the West Coast and the middle of beautiful wilderness. The locals have a firework show that lasts until the sun comes up. Look up this location and it's splendor and I assure you that your paradigm will be moved.
  • Daniel from Indianapolis, InThis is such an underrated song. It is soooo good.
  • Qbas from Krk, PolandGives me goosebumps and makes me wanna go out trippin'.
  • Pete from Los Angeles , CaIn my opinion this is the best song on the album. It's one of the few songs that identify the bands versatility. Their roots of metal/hard rock are evident here. Chris Cornell's insane vocal range(the dueling vocals give it such a unique sound) and Kim Thayil's guitars seductively engage you in the song.

    Brilliant song from the "Knights of the Soundtable".
  • Lisa from Eveleth, Mni cant believe more ppl havnt commented, i love his song
  • Adrian from Gettysburg, PaYeah, this song sounds like an acid trip. The guitars and drums sound different from the rest of the album, but in a good way.
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