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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

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Written by: John Cameron Fogerty

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TS050

I think it has to do with pacing. War is fast paced, and I think a fast-paced medium speaking of war will automatically be interpreted as glorfying it.
Pre-Qing China had a very antiwar culture and pre-Qing Chinese music is very slow. Here is an example of a Han Dynasty Era anti war song that was "written" (most ancient Chinese music is strictly instrumental) from the perspective of a mother who lost her son due to Qin Shi Huang's failed pacification of Mongolia and then the brutal construction of the great wall:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD6hq_hVDLM
Definitely would not cause anyone to join the military.

The Arab world and Europe and their offshoots(US, Modern Japan and Korea, Australia, etc) have fast paced music:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIQbs_Aeluk
and Fortunate Son.
That traditional Arab song is just a song about wishing today was the holiday of Eid al Fitr, a day of peace and celebration of God and the Ummah (Word for community of people who worship the Abrahamic God), yet it sounds very pro war.



Dark Vinnie

Some folks are born made to wave the flag
They're red, white and blue
And when the band plays "Hail to the Chief"
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

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

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

Yeah, some folks inherit star-spangled eyes
They send you down to war
And when you ask 'em, "How much should we give?"
They only answer, "More, more, more"

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



All comments from YouTube:

Brosef Stalin

cant believe they made a war for this song

sr_cwya c

Yes

Jamel

Crazy

me big dance

👍

DH

You have to see that there are soldiers from this as well as all the families left behind that really don't find anything funny about your statement ✌❤🌻

Marshall Fletcher

Anti war

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The Unkown Ape

The anti-war song, that became the theme song for a whole bloddy war.

Bullits

bloddy

Donald Donald

@J. Mason Brown it’s because people aren’t intelligent enough to understand satire.

TS050

I think it has to do with pacing. War is fast paced, and I think a fast-paced medium speaking of war will automatically be interpreted as glorfying it.
Pre-Qing China had a very antiwar culture and pre-Qing Chinese music is very slow. Here is an example of a Han Dynasty Era anti war song that was "written" (most ancient Chinese music is strictly instrumental) from the perspective of a mother who lost her son due to Qin Shi Huang's failed pacification of Mongolia and then the brutal construction of the great wall:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RD6hq_hVDLM
Definitely would not cause anyone to join the military.

The Arab world and Europe and their offshoots(US, Modern Japan and Korea, Australia, etc) have fast paced music:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hIQbs_Aeluk
and Fortunate Son.
That traditional Arab song is just a song about wishing today was the holiday of Eid al Fitr, a day of peace and celebration of God and the Ummah (Word for community of people who worship the Abrahamic God), yet it sounds very pro war.

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