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Creedence Clearwater Revival – Fortunate Son lyrics

Some folks are born to wave the flag,
Ooh, they're red, white and blue.
And when the band plays "Hail to the chief",
Ooh, they point the cannon at you, Lord,

It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no senator's son, son.
It ain't me, it ain't me; I ain't no fortunate one, no,
Yeah!

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

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

Some folks inherit star spangled eyes,
Ooh, they send you down to war, Lord,
And when you ask them, "How much should we give?"
Ooh, they only answer More! More! More! Yoh,

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



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    To the first two commenters: it's quite a bit more pointed than that. The "some folks" of the song are the rich patriots-of-convenience who cynically make huge fortunes from "their" country's war-fighting, while ensuring that others not only do the fighting and dying, but pay the financial costs of both war and any short periods of peace that may inadvertently crop up from time to time.
    In other words, hypocrisy, selfishness and profiteering from other people's miseries never goes out of fashion for the 1%.
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      To the first two commenters: it's quite a bit more pointed than that. The "some folks" of the song... Read more →

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