The 5th of July

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Owl City is an American electronica musical project by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Adam Young formed in 2007 in Owatonna, Minnesota. Young created the project while experimenting with music in his parents' basement. Owl City developed a following on the social networking site Myspace, like many musicians who achieved success in the late 2000s, before signing with Universal Republic in 2008. more »


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My mum woke my dad up
And said, "It's time to leave"
So they jumped in the old Caprice
And tore off into the night
On the fourth of July

They flew through the darkness
Driving like Jehu
And they rolled into Ottumwa
Before the sun began to rise
On the fourth of July

And in walks Bob and Janice
Rachel's on her way
To peek in through the window
Hoping to hear her grandson cry
On the fourth of July

My mother watched the fireworks
From her hospital bed
And after it was all over
She held me for the first time
On the fifth of July
I've got my mother's brown eyes
And my dad's quiet way
And Grandma Rachel's love for music
The morning I arrived
On the fifth of July

Deeping in Iowa country
And a heavenly hideaway
On the shores of Lake Rathbun
My folks brought me home
On the fifth of July

That was when (that was when)
Life began (life began)
For me
And that was when (that was when)
Life began (life began)
For me

A teacher and a mechanic
Brought me into this world
And they loved me with all their hearts since
The day I opened my eyes
On the fifth of July
That was when (that was when)
Life began (life began)
For me
That was when (that was when)
Life began (life began)
For me

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Written by: Adam Young

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