We've sung of sea to shining sea and star spangled splendor since sabres crossed and muskets exploded from Lexington to Antietam to Vietnam to Bagram. Through it all, we've held music right next the red, white and blue in our hearts.
Here are some songs I will be listening to as we celebrate another Independence Day.
There are messages in my selections. Some celebrate what we've accomplished. Other's shame our shortcomings. Some of them just drip and ooze America. Others remind us that freedom is an ideal that is rarely realized and always to be sought. Come with me through hushed and respectful harmonies to roof clattering bomb tracks and let's rock the house a little bit, for America!

Paul's 4th of July Party Playlist