Mrs. Goose (shyviolet15) wrote in lyricalactivism,
Mrs. Goose
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My piece of Nostalgia...

The song "Fortunate Son" reminds me of how I felt and still feel about the Iraq war. This song has an element of anger to it...which I can definitely relate to. I resent the people born with the "silver spoon in hand," who seemed so ready and supportive for war, and I resent the blind patriotism and unquestioning support which was expected by American's in regards to the war, this song does a great job at attacking that.



Some folks are born made to wave the flag,
ooh, they're red, white and blue.
And when the band plays "Hail To The Chief",
oh, they point the cannon at you, Lord,

It ain't me, it ain't me,
I ain't no senator's son,
It ain't me, it ain't me,
I ain't no fortunate one, no,

Some folks are born silver spoon in hand,
Lord, don't they help themselves, oh.
But when the taxman come to the door,
Lord, the house look a like a rummage sale, yes,

It ain't me, it ain't me,
I ain't no millionaire's son.
It ain't me, it ain't me,
I ain't no fortunate one, no.

Yeh, some folks inherit star spangled eyes,
ooh, they send you down to war, Lord,
And when you ask them, how much should we give,
oh, they only answer, more, more, more, yoh,

It ain't me, it ain't me,
I ain't no military son,
It ain't me, it ain't me,
I ain't no fortunate one,

It ain't me, it ain't me,
I ain't no fortunate one, no no no,
It ain't me, it ain't me,
I ain't no fortunate son, no no no,

- John C, Fogerty
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That's a GREAT song. Love it.
wow! wonderful choice in song.

finally, someone else who thinks that our patriotism is out of line.