Best Days of the Summer - a 4th of July Playlist

by Kier Byrnes & Friends

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This is a collection of summer inspired songs that my friends and I have wrote/recorded.

For booking/band related questions, email the threshold@hotmail.com
For a list of upcoming performances, please go to:
www.kbfreedomrunners.com/three-day-threshold/

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released June 30, 2015

Art by Jeremy Reger
Mastered by Adam Taylor
Fireworks by Anita and John

PJ Aspesi - Drums, Vocals
Julio Matos - Bass
Jay DiBiasio - Guitar, Vocals
Casey McKinnon - Pedal Steel, Vocals
Evan Gavry - Lap Steel, Guitar, Vocals
Michele Stella - Vocals
Bob "Richards" Wopperer - Vocals
Kier Byrnes - everything else.

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Three Day Threshold Somerville, Massachusetts

Winners of "Best Local Band" by Boston Magazine, Three Day Threshold has played in the Middle East for the troops, at the Jim Beam Distillery in Kentucky, at a Belgium Prison, and the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville. They've shared bills with acts like Zac Brown, Dick Dale, Avett Bros, Old Crow Medicine Show. Their sound is perhaps best described as Good Country Gone Terribly, Terribly Bad ... more

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Track Name: Welcome to my 4th of July
Trying hard to leave the city
The traffic can be bad this time of year.
The ride is long but you roll down your window
To smell the marsh, we’re almost there

There ain’t no fancy settings on our table
Just some cold beer and some steamers, I hope you’ll try
The corn from Peters Farm is to die for
Welcome to my 4th of July

The neighbors fire up some Roman candles
Sail like glowing sparrows in the sky
Sparklers and tiny flags are waving
Welcome to my 4th of July

We all file down, to the shoreline
The water shimmers slowly in the night
Young lovers stagger home from the party
Welcome to my 4th of July

The lights are on, down at the harbor
Your dress matches the color of your eyes.
The summer sun is slowly rising
Welcome to my 4th of July
Welcome to my 4th of July
Track Name: Dud - featuring Jay DiBiasio
Fourth of July, She told me goodbye
Now I'm a goner, I’m as lonesome as child
Fireworks alight, Red hot, blue, and white
And where it got me, I’m all beat up from our fight

Aint it right, we broke up tonight?
My hearts a bursting Milky Way
Now I'm single, on Independence Day

Drunk as a skunk, I got in a funk
And she had had it, with my ineffectual spunk
I can't ignite, Her flame zipped up tight
She wants another, to arouse her heart aflight

Aint it right, we broke up tonight?
My hearts a bursting Milky Way
Now I'm single, on Independence Day


She don't care, bout ‘bout this drunken flair
This rockets a dud anyway
Now I'm single on Independence Day


Aint it right, we broke up tonight?
My hearts a bursting Milky Way
Now I'm single, on Independence Day
Now I'm single, on Independence Day
Track Name: M80s and Bottlerockets - featuring Evan Gavry
M80s, bottle rockets and Pabst Blue Ribbon,
'Cuz drinkin' and fishin' sure beats workin' for a livin'
Our day of independence all too soon will pass
If you don't like my brand of freedom, brother you can kiss my ass

Let us honor our forefathers the way they did it in their time
By setting off our firearms and gettin' drunk out of our minds
Don't worry about the neighbors if they take it all too hard
If they don't like our grass then they can get out of our yard"


It's how we show our love of country, although you might think it strange
That the horseshoe pit is lookin' more like an artillery range
We got smoke on the water; we got fire in the sky
Explosive ordnance and alcohol: American as apple pie

M80s, bottle rockets and Pabst Blue Ribbon,
'Cuz drinkin' and fishin' sure beats workin' for a livin'
Our day of independence all too soon will pass
If you don't like my brand of freedom, brother you can kiss my ass
Track Name: Best Days of the Summer
A summer night, the twelfth of June
Perfect time for a swim, by the light of the moon
But someone took my clothes. And man that water was cold

So I searched around to find my stuff
I can’t tell you just how, inconvenient that was
No keys, no phone no cash…for a cab ride home
So I grabbed some tree branches, I wore nothing but leaves,
Then hauling down the road well, who do I see
It’s you in my truck. Yeah, that’s some kind of luck

Every time you come around
It’s like fireworks shining down
You light up the sky, and you don’t even try
You’re like the best days of summer; you’re my 4th of July

I saw you again a few other times,
But it wasn’t until that Saturday night
You took me to town, showed this cowboy around
You told the police man outside of the bar,
that I stole your heart, so you stole my car
And his response, “Boy, give her whatever she wants”

Every time you come around
It’s like fireworks shining down
You light up the sky, and you don’t even try
You’re like the best days of summer; you’re my 4th of July

And I’m looking forward to the 4th of July,
‘Cause I made big plans for my baby and I
Lined up the perfect date, yeah, swimming down by that lake
And a couple of beers with a firework show,
But when we got back to the shore, where were my clothes
I just looked at you, laughed “Honey, what did you do?”

Every time you come around
It’s like fireworks shining down
You light up the sky, and you don’t even try
You’re like the best days of summer; you’re my 4th of July
Track Name: Corn on the Cob - featuring Jay DiBiasio
Fresh grilled corn on the cob
Get yer some at Arkansas Bobs
Wash your hands you stinking dirty slob
'Fore you touch that corn on the cob

You been thinking bout that pole corn, all gosh darn week
and had to peel the husk back to get a sneaky peak
At them juicy yellow kernels of insatiable delight
You might just have to take a sweetpole home with you tonight

Fresh grilled corn on the cob
Get yer some at Arkansas Bobs
Wash your hands you stinking dirty slob
'Fore you touch that corn on the cob

I got my magic recipe from a Chickasaw Indian Chief
He had a bit o' succotash stuck between his teeth
"Hoggin' on that cornstick, you get a salty taste,
Don't get zealous with yer chewin' lest it squirt up in your face!"

Fresh grilled corn on the cob
Get yer some at Arkansas Bobs
Wash your hands you stinking dirty slob
'Fore you touch that corn on the cob
Track Name: 4th of July Rap! - featuring DJ George Washington
It's Independence Day. What? What?
It's Independence Day! That's what I thought you said
It's Independence Day. What? What?
It's Independence Day! That's what I thought you said

Some people like Christmas, for some its Halloween
But I'm down with the 4th, if you know what I mean
It's got fireworks and barbecue, and national pride
Canada and Mexico, please step aside
We fought the British and threw all their tea
Into the harbor in the name of liberty
Washington and Franklin, they founded this place
Sam Adams and John Hancock, they will punch you in the face
Bad mouth America? Well, don’t even try
Just raise a glass and Happy Fourth of July!

It's Independence Day. What? What?
It's Independence Day! That's what I thought you said
It's Independence Day. What? What?
It's Independence Day! That's what I thought you said

We have dinner at home then wait until dark
Then we go out as a family, walk down to the park
The town fireworks show always be illin’
And that grand finale, yeah you know that’s killin’
A late night treat, oh man we're in luck
Here comes the friendly neighborhood ice cream truck
The weather in July so hot, it's tropical
I order us a round of red, white and blue popsicles.
I reach into my pocket but something is wrong
My wallet is missing, oh where has it gone?
I got no money to pay the Ice Cream Guy
But he just smiles and says Happy Fourth of July

It's Independence Day. What? What?
It's Independence Day! That's what I thought you said
It's Independence Day. What? What?
It's Independence Day! That's what I thought you said


It's the highlight of the summer, it's my favorite time
It inspires me to write these mad nasty rhymes.
Stringing prose together, I'll show you how it's done
Like the Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson
These truths are self-evident and other famous lines
So girls get on that dance floor, start shaking your behinds.
Gonna party down to the break of dawn
‘Cause our founding fathers knew how to get it on
M80s, Bottle rockets, we got an endless supply
So let’s light ‘em up and happy 4th of July!

It's Independence Day. What? What?
It's Independence Day! That's what I thought you said
It's Independence Day. What? What?
It's Independence Day! That's what I thought you said