Martina McBride – Independence Day (1993)

Although I like almost all kinds of music I haven’t listened to much country music for a while. But this song has stuck with me. The song is about child abuse, a tragic event that happens all too often, and arson (which I certainly don’t condone). But I like the song because of the lyrics of the chorus. And I relate it to my never ending (23 years so far) struggle against the forces of corruption, bigotry/homophobia, and lies that are all too prevalent on the real Island of Misfit Toys where I live.

Let the whole world know that today is a day of reckoning

Let the weak be strong

Let the right be wrong

Roll that stone away

Let the guilty pay

It’s independence day