Martina McBride Independence Day Music Video and Lyrics

Martina McBride

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Enjoy watching country music star Martina McBride's music video for "Independence Day" . . .

The Martina McBride Independence Day song was released in 1994 from her album “The Way That I Am”.   In this country tune a woman achieves independence from an abusive relationship. The song peaked at number 12 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart. The music video was ranked #2 in CMT’s 100 Greatest Videos in Country Music.  The song won two CMA Awards including the 1994 “Video of the Year” award  and in 1995 the “Song of the Year” award.

Watch the music video and check out the lyrics below.

Martina McBride Independence Day Music Video

Independence Day was written by Gretchen Peters.

Martina McBride Independence Day Lyrics

Well she seemed all right by dawns early light
Though she looked a little worried and weak
She tried to pretend he wasn’t drinkin’ again
But daddy left the proof on her cheek
And I was only eight years old that summer
And I always seemed to be in the way
So I took myself down to the fair in town
On Independence Day

Well word gets around in a small, small town
They said he was a dangerous man
But mama was proud and she stood her ground
She knew she was on the losin’ end
Some folks whispered and some folks talked
But everybody looked the other way
And when time ran out there was no one about
On Independence Day

Let freedom ring, let the white dove sing
Let the whole world know that today is a day of reckoning
Let the weak be strong, let the right be wrong
Roll the stone away, let the guilty pay it’s Independence Day

Well she lit up the sky that fourth of July
By the time that the firemen come
They just put out the flames, and took down some names
And sent me to the county home
Now I ain’t sayin’ it’s right or it’s wrong
But maybe it’s the only way
Talk about your revolution
It’s Independence Day

Let freedom ring, let the white dove sing
Let the whole world know that today is a day of reckoning
Let the weak be strong, let the right be wrong
Roll the stone away, let the guilty pay it’s Independence Day
Roll the stone away
It’s Independence day

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