2 thoughts on “CCR – Fortunate Son

  1. 1967
    Fortunate Son
    Creedence Clearwater Revival
    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
    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, 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
    Source: LyricFind
    Songwriters: John C Fogerty
    Fortunate Son lyrics © The Bicycle Music Company

  2. Thank you for posting this! One of my faves, one of the greatest anti-war songs ever! Plus it made me realize a different angle to the Phil Ochs line of “It’s always the old who lead us to a war, always the young to fall”–IMHO it’s “always the RICH who leads us to war, always the poor to fall” (or non-rich anyway…and even if a rich kid goes to war someone will protect him, songbird McCain or not). And CCR is still one of my fave rock bands ever.

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