Who Sang On the 4th of July? James Taylor

James Taylor October Road cover art
Credits
release date: 2002-8-13
genres: Rock
styles: Acoustic/Soft Rock
length: 3:28
membranophone: Steve Gadd
bass: Jimmy Johnson
background vocals: David Lasley, Chiara Civello, Kate Markowitz, Arnold McCuller and James Taylor
keyboard: Clifford Carter
percussion: Luis Conte
gut guitar & electric guitar: Michael Landau
Shall I tell it again how we started as friends
who would run into one another now and again.
At the Yippee Cai O or the Mesa Dupree, or a dozen different everyday places to be.
I was living alone, we were ever so brave on the telephone.
Would you care to come down for fireworks time,
we could each just reach, we step out of line.

And the smell of the smoke and the lay of the land
and the feeling of finding one's heart in one's hand
and the tiny tin voice of the radio band singing "love must stand,"
love forever and ever must stand.

Unbelievable you, impossible me, the fool who fell out of the family tree,
the fellow that found the philosopher's stone, deep underground like a dinosaur bone.
Who fell into you at a quarter to two with a tear in your eye for the Fourth of July
for the patriots and the minutemen and the things you believe they believed in then

Such as freedom, and freedom's land and the kingdom of God and the rights of man
with the tiny tin voice of the radio band singing "love must stand,"
love forever and ever must stand and forever must stand.

Oh, the smell of the smoke as we lay on the land
and the feeling of finding my heart in my hand
with the tiny tin voice of the radio band singing "love must stand,"
love forever and ever must stand and forever must stand.

All on the Fourth of July, on the Fourth of July.



Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 September Grass
  • 2 October Road
  • 3 On the 4th of July
  • 4 Whenever You're Ready
  • 5 Belfast to Boston
  • 6 Mean Old Man
  • 7 My Traveling Star
  • 8 Raised Up Family
  • 9 Carry Me on My Way
  • 10 Caroline I See You
  • 11 Baby Buffalo
  • 12 Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
    CD 2
  • 1 Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
  • 2 Benjamin
  • 3 Sailing to Philadelphia

  • Album Information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 696998669529
    script: Latin