Schoolhouse Rock - History Rock

Fireworks


Music & Lyrics: Lynn Ahrens
Sung by: Grady Tate

Ooh!  There's gonna be fireworks             }} Fireworks!
On the Fourth of July.                       }} Red, white and blue!
Red white and blue fireworks,
Like diamonds in the sky.                    }} Diamonds in the sky!
We're gonna shoot the entire works
On fireworks that really show, oh yeah...
We declared our liberty 200 years ago.

In 1776                                      }} Fireworks!
There were fireworks too                     }} Red, white and blue!
The original colonists,
You know their tempers blew.                 }} They really blew!
Like Thomas Paine once wrote,
It's only common sense                       }} Only common sense!
That if a government won't give you
Your basic rights,
You'd better get another government.

And though some people tried to fight it,
Well a committee was formed to write it:
Benjamin Franklin, Philip Livingston,
John Adams, Roger Sherman, Thomas Jefferson.
They got it done...                          }} Oh yes they did!
The Declaration.  Uh huh!
The Declaration of Independence,             }} Oh yeah!
In seventeen hundred seventy six.            }} Right on!
The Continental Congress said that
We were free.
They said we had the right of life and liberty...
{And the pursuit of happiness.}

When England heard the news,                 }} Ah!
They blew their stack.                       }} They really blew their
                                             }} cool!
But the colonists lit the fuse,
There'd be no turning back.                  }} No turnin' back!
They'd had enough injustice now,
But even if it really hurts, oh yeah!
If you don't give us our freedom now,
You're gonna see some fireworks.

Now on the fourth of July they signed it,
And 56 names underlined it.
And now to honor those first 13 states,
We turn the sky into a birthday cake.
They got it done...                          }} Oh yes they did!
The Declaration.  Uh huh!
The Declaration of Independence,             }} Oh yeah!
In seventeen hundred seventy six.            }} Right on!
The Continental Congress said that
We were free.
They said we had the right of life and liberty...
{And the pursuit of happiness.}

}} {We hold these truths to be self-evident:}
}} {That all men are created equal.}
}} {That they are endowed by their creator...}
}} {With certain unalieable rights.}
}} {That among these...}
}} {Are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness!}

And if there's one thing that makes me happy,
Then you know that's it's...
There's gonna be fireworks!

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