Mountaintop 4th of July

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So it seems I've made the scene
I'm underneath the bone machine
The dreaded rasta, he lets me in
Armies thwarted again
But I still see the sign of my mountaintop 4th of July

It's very important how this works
You don't give your kind bud to the jerks
Slowly let the smoke rise from your lips
The ash it glows upon the crimson tip
But I still see the sign of my mountaintop 4th of July
I knew everything would be all right
And I'll sleep warmly tonight

I'm gonna mystify the ancients
And keep Phil Collins in my sack
Or do I underestimate the dangers
Of giving gatekeepers the facts
No, I still see the sign of my mountaintop 4th of July
I knew everything would be all right
I'll sleep warmly tonight
Yes, everything will be just fine
Won't you give me a sign

Your anime, your Betty Page
Your Bob Dobbs, your skater rage
Will not prevent your mind from closing in
And your Coltrane/Davis feeding trough
Will not prevent your writer's block
There's oh, so many ways to be brought in

Well, I've made it out alive
Through the doormen and the wives
My hand is stamped, you know where I've been
Off to seek glory again
But I still see the sign of my mountaintop 4th of July
And everything will be all right
I'll sleep warmly tonight
Yes, everything will be just fine
Won't you give me a sign

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from texas, released September 15, 2003
matthew - vocals, guitar, bass
Brad Williams - organ
Reggie Rueffer - violin
Paul Shapera - keyboards, drum programming

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the matthew show Fort Worth, Texas

the matthew show's songs are acclaimed widely, as is his podcast series The Band That Never Was, a merging of story and song. He has been featured on NPR & PBS. He served as reader and composer for the Bonneville Stories audiobook by Mark Doyon, and co-produced Beth Brown's debut album I'm Not Matthew. He is also half of Ah Pook the Destroyer. ... more

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