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Fortunate Son
Creedence Clearwater Revival Lyrics


Some folks are born, made to wave the flag
Ooh, their 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

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

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

Yeah, yeah
Some folks inherit star spangled eyes
Ooh, they send you down to war, Lord
And when you ask 'em, "How much should we give?"
Ooh, they only answer "More! More! More!", Y'all

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

Lyrics © CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC
Written by: John Cameron Fogerty

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The Pink Flamingo

1776: Yankee Doodle
1812: Star Spangled Banner
1865: Battle Hymn of the Republic
1917: Over There
1945: God Bless America
1976: Fortunate Son
1980: Land of Confusion
2001: Where were you
2021: Waiting on a war



Jack Dauphinais

Fortunate Son Lyrics:

[Verse 1]
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"
Ooh, they point the cannon at you, Lord

[Chorus]
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

[Verse 2]
Some folks are born silver spoon in hand
Lord, don't they help themselves, no
But when the taxman come' to the door
Lord, the house lookin' like a rummage sale, yeah

[Chorus]
It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no millionaire's son, no no
It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no fortunate one, no

[Verse 3]
Yeah, some folks inherit star spangled eyes
Ooh, they send you down to war, Lord
And when you ask 'em, "How much should we give?"
Ooh, they only answer "More, more, more, more!"

[Chorus/Outro]
It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no military son, son, Lord
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



I stopped Caring

the vietnam war is so damn interesting
the first on the scene were the US OSS (which later became the CIA)
they gave Ho Chi Minh a vietnamese translation of the declaration of independence and the Americans and their soldiers were cheered on, however shortly after when the reallity that France was an incredibly important and stubborn US ally and wanted their colonies back dawned on them, the US abandoned the idea of supporting them, however the Brittish were first to arrive in "french indochina", and they with the use of Japanese troops that had surrendered to them, practically beat the viet minh, it seems that they were much less brutal and the vietnamese much less angry but they pulled back before dealing the final blow as France moved back in, the French ignored the advice of the Brittish, Vietnamese and Japanese on how to fight and as a result they were crushed at Dien bien Phu, even though they got air drop supplies from America,

(do not get me wrong, the French troops must be commended for their bravery as well, however the Vietnamese were undoubtebly the good guys in this fight, their resulve had lead them to drag dissassembled artillery (which ways tons) trough the jungles of Vietnam and dig them in, the French had built mediocre deffensive positions, likely underestimating the Vietnamese, yet they fought to the very end, in the end the French had lower casualties and I believe the Vietnamese released their POWs afterwards, most French did survive but most are scarred by the experience)

this was an utter defeat for France and caused talks to be opened, French Indochina was split into several states, what Ho Chi Minh had declared independent was split in two, the south would be "democratic" and the north would be communist

a series of events ocurred but in the end the royalty was voted out of power in the south and a republic established, the PM however often went against US wishes, eventually he was assasinated, possibly by CIA, the US then landed troops to likely "restore order",

it is worth noting that the Ho CHi Minh regime had seemingly failed to be economically capable in this time, whilst the south had been, this despite support from China and the USSR, some say that the invasion of the south was less about fighting for freedom than about getting their hands on the economic means of the south, however at the same time there was considderable communist sympathy in the south, with the so called "vietcong" being the southern communist rebels who fought alongside the north vietnamese army, (after the tet offensive the Vietcong were all but eradicated though, it can be said that had the US not been forced out of the war due to the situation state side, they would have been able to beat the north,

The US left but transfered billions in material to the south vietnamese army, hoping to be able to win with material aid, ofcourse that failed, many though not most US favoring Vietnamese were evacuated alongside the US personelle, sadly the governor refused to sanction this move until the very last moment, there is a touching occurence where US personelle push helicopters into the sea to allow the saving of more people.

The militairy equipment was incorporated in the norths, and ofcourse from then on simply vietnamese arsenal

the animosity towards the US would quickly be tempered however, some years later Vietnam invaded Laos and (i wil say liberated because Pol Pot was an absolute monster) liberated it from Pol Pot, as a reaction China "invaded" Vietnam as they had guaranteed the independence of Laos (this was no more than a symbolic move as Even Mao would have found Pol Pot cruel and his regime unworthy of risking millions of lives, they were held of ofcourse, they did not really try to push in, but it became a massive propaganda boost to Vietnam as the defenders were often women, the US equipment also played a huge role in being able to dissuade China from pushing into Vietnam,

Now the Vietnamese have a favorable view of the US, and surprisingly, upon questioning (and seeing his facebook support (don't judge i follow biden's to) there are a lot of east asians and certainly Vietnamese that like Trump, undoubtebly related to how they feel about China


It must be noted that with the disparity in young women in China, human trafficking, even kidnapping of young women and girls from Vietnam and other countries has become a big issue, Chinese men just don't find wives anymore, the legacy of one- three child policy

I hope that Vietnam wil one day become fully democratic and that they may maintain their independence and grow in prosperity

EDIT: I found that it seems that the south and north Vietnamese had a longer "cultural" divide going on, and that those in the south though less numerous were just as brave in defending their country from an invasion by the south, which as it turns out was carried out on a traditionally holy day for the Vietnamese people, in this sense the north as freedomfighters seems to be an oversimplification, and the southerners generally may have had no desire to be unified with their communist northern brothers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qMQtP4mYmxM



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Brosef Stalin

cant believe they made a war for this song

Edrian

8)

Nara Zyren 🇦🇹

Best comment ever

Nara Zyren 🇦🇹

Lol

Outrundiamond 64

@Giga Chad these days itd be some shitty rapper making a song about it :(

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#kissingyourhomiesgoodnighg

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MoreImbaThanYou

I am impressed that they edited the helicopter sound out of this version.

octogecko

@skittle No mo reddit fo you.

Silxvrrr

​@Cal no shit

Nana Macapagal

@a random comment played it and left my phone aside. Couldn't see credits even if there were.

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