The Night I Painted The Sky - Jimmy Buffett

Verse
I came from the north escaping convention
The modern invention that won't let me be
To the shores of St. Maarten with my fiction addiction
To restart the fire a dreamer's remedy

Verse
Independence day and all I remember
Was a midnight rainbow that fell from the sky
As I stand on the beach I slowly surrender
To the child in me who can't say good-bye

Chorus
The rockets in the air
And the people everywhere
Put away their differences for awhile
Oh I am still a child when it comes to something wild
That was the night I painted the sky

Verse
I dug in the sand like a boy on a mission
And there in my hands a pyro's delight
A bombardier, a nighttime magician
I spark the sky as the rockets fly from view

Chorus
The rockets in the air
And the people everywhere
Put away all their differences for awhile
I am still a child when it comes to something wild
That was the night I painted the sky

Verse
Oh the martars they roar in anticpation
Preceding the sigh of the uplifted eyes
It showers us all in sulfuric sensation
The colors shine in a fiery rhyme tonight

Chorus
The rockets in the air
And the people everywhere
Put away their differences for a while
I am but a child when it comes to something wild
Oh that was the night
That was the night
Oh that was the night I painted the sky
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