Fireworks - E2

Episode 2 "Fireworks"

Singer: Grady Tate

Song Writer: Lynn Ahrens

Original Air Date: July 3, 1976

This song teaches about the Declaration of Independence.


Oh, there's going to 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 going to shoot the entire works on fireworks

That really show, oh yeah

We declared our liberty 200 years ago


Yeah!


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-huh

The Declaration of Independence (oh yeah!)

In seventeen hundred seventy six (right on!)

The Continental Congress said that we were free (we're free!)

Said we had the right of life and liberty

. . . And the pursuit of happiness!


Oh, when England heard the news (kerpow!)

They blew their stack (they really blew their cool!)

But the colonists lit the fuse

There'd be no turning back (no turning back!)

They'd had enough of injustice now

But even if it really hurts, oh yeah

If you don't give us our freedom now

You're going to see some fireworks!


And 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-huh

The Declaration of Independence (oh yeah!)

In seventeen hundred seventy six (right on!)

The Continental Congress said that we were free (we're free!)

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

And that they are endowed by their creator

With certain inalienable 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 it's (oh)

There's going to be fireworks!