Born in the USA
Bruce Springsteen Lyrics

Born down in a dead man's town
The first kick I took was when I hit the ground
End up like a dog that's been beat too much
'Til you spend half your life just to cover it up now

Born in the USA
I was born in the USA
I was born in the USA
Born in the USA now
Got in a little hometown jam
So they put a rifle in my hands
Sent me off to a foreign land
To go and kill the yellow man

Born in the USA
I was born in the USA
I was born in the USA
I was born in the USA

Come back home to the refinery
Hiring man said, "Son if it was up to me"
Went down to see my VA man
He said, "Son, don't you understand now?"
(No, no)
(No, no, no)

I had a brother at Khe Sanh
Fighting off all the Viet Cong
They're still there, he's all gone

He had a woman he loved in Saigon
I got a picture of him in her arms now

Down in the shadow of the penitentiary
Out by the gas fires of the refinery
I'm ten years burning down the road
Nowhere to run ain't got nowhere to go

Born in the USA
I was born in the USA now
Born in the USA
I'm a long gone Daddy in the USA now
Born in the USA
Born in the USA
Born in the USA
I'm a cool rocking Daddy in the USA now

(Oh, no)
(Oh, no, no, no)
(Oh, no, no)
(Oh, no, no, no)
(Oh, no, no)

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Bruce Springsteen

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Still one of the greatest protest and rock songs ever written.

Paulo Geringer Geringer

​@CJ F cara sou brasileiro e amo essa música não só a música mas Bruce meu ídolo obrigado pela tradução valeu Deus te abençoe e sua família também

M Buliveivari

Great song. You muricans, oh my :D


@boomURdead LOL Did he? Disappointing.

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G Tob

I was always blown away to see this song played at ball games, political events seemingly depicting a proud America... Born in the USA. The true meaning of the song is protest and the suffering the veterans went through and what they dealt with in the war along with the pain they experienced when they returned home. The song has always been glorified as proud America when in fact it is a very sad and painful story of suffering and a lack of appreciation of all the lives lost and suffering that came out of this war.

James Doakes

@Johnny Skinwalker feel like the wardrobe chosen for this video was to represent our nam vets who dressed similar. The American flag bandana. The cutoff Jean jacket. Proudly flying the flag. Vinnie Paz represented it similar in “keep movin on” and his last verse was about Iraq veterans. And the veteran he got to play the veteran in the video was similar. Then you have Lt Dan from Forrest Gump who also represented nam soldiers like this. So I think he wanted us to feel it from the perspective of one of the nam vets. So he dressed accordingly.

What’s even sadder is how this song resinated in the following generation because of the war in Iraq. So those veterans who sacrificed can also relate because they sacrificed for a war we were once again lied to about in order to support it

Oscar L. Ramirez

Wow u r hard Core. They are not my cup of Tea.

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Mel Rest

My dad died very recently. This is the first song I remember him every playing for me. I will always love this song and my dad. I love you dad!!!!

Isaac Newton

Deus te abençoe irmão ♥️✝️


I’m sorry about you’re dad😢

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