Lyrics
We heard the fireworks
Rushed out to watch the sky
Happy-go-Lucky
Fourth of July

How can you live in the Northeast?
How can you live in the South?
How can you build on the banks of a river when the flood water pours from the mouth?
How can you be a Christian? How can you be a jew? How can you be a Muslim, a Buddhist, a Hindu... how can you?

Weak as the winter sun, we enter life on Earth
Names and Religion come just after date of birth
And everybody gets a tongue to speak
and everyone hears an inner voice
a day at the end of the week to wonder and rejoice
If the answer is infinite light, why do we sleep in the dark?

How can you live in the Northeast?
How can you live in the South?
How can you build on the banks of a river when the flood water pours from the mouth?
How can you tattoo your body? Why do you cover your head?
How can you eat from a rice bowl- the holy man only breaks bread?

Oooh-ooh Oooh-ooh

We watched the fireworks, 'till they were fireflies
Followed the path of stars
Over the endless skies

How can you live in the Northeast?
How can you live in the South?
How can you build on the banks of a river when... flood water pours from the mouth?

I have been given all i wanted.
Only three generations off the boat.
I have harvested and i have planted.
I am wearing my Father's old coat.

Copyright: Universal Music Publishing Group
Writer(s): PAUL SIMON




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