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Fri Oct 5, 2012, 08:44 PM

Fortunate Son

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"
Oh, they point the cannon at you, Lord

It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no Senator's 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 tax men come to the door
Lord, the house look a like a rummage sale, yes

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, some folks inherit star spangled eyes
Ooh, they send you down to war, Lord
And when you ask them, "How much should we give?"
Oh, they only answer, more, more, more, yoh

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


{ From: http://www.elyrics.net/read/c/creedence-clearwater-revival-lyrics/fortunate-son-lyrics.html }







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DainBramaged Oct 2012 OP
CrazyOrangeCat Oct 2012 #1
Curtland1015 Oct 2012 #2
Waiting For Everyman Oct 2012 #3
pinboy3niner Oct 2012 #4
DainBramaged Oct 2012 #10
jsmirman Oct 2012 #16
freshwest Oct 2012 #5
porphyrian Oct 2012 #6
DainBramaged Oct 2012 #9
wildeyed Oct 2012 #7
Logical Oct 2012 #12
wildeyed Oct 2012 #13
Logical Oct 2012 #14
josh3693 Oct 2012 #8
Logical Oct 2012 #11
DainBramaged Oct 2012 #15
DainBramaged Oct 2012 #17
aint_no_life_nowhere Oct 2012 #18

Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 08:48 PM

1. I'll bet Fogerty . . .

. . . is forever amazed (and dismayed) that the Chickenhawks are still workin' it.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 08:51 PM

2. I love when companies use this song in commercials, not even knowing what it means.

"Let's use that CCR song that mentions waving the flag! It'll be perfect for our Memorial Day sale!"

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 08:51 PM

3. He's the poster-boy of this song.

May his karma finally catch up with him in a big way. And soon.

edit to include a dedication for those who served in his sorry ass' place:

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 09:06 PM

4. Video version with VN War slide show...




Meanwhile, in France...





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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #4)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:16 AM

10. That was a bad time

Missionary Robme, right.

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Response to pinboy3niner (Reply #4)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 01:24 AM

16. I ain't no (governor's) son

fuck that guy

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 09:07 PM

5. Oh, yeah, that nails it. Every word.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 09:08 PM

6. Great song. n/t

 

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Response to porphyrian (Reply #6)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 10:33 PM

9. In 1969 when I graduated High School Cousin Brucie on WABC played it and DID NOT know

the lyrics when he first played it. I was driving home from work listening in my '59 chevy when he 'premiered it'. After the song he literally choked on his bubble gum top 40 universe words and went to a commercial.


I don't think he ever understood what was going on outside of his radio station world.



JUST like Money Boo Boo.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 09:25 PM

7. The Cat Power cover is amazing.

I want to post the Spotify link, but don't see how to do that Oh well, easy enough to search.

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Response to wildeyed (Reply #7)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:28 AM

12. Are you serious? Compared to the original???

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Response to Logical (Reply #12)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:57 AM

13. It's not and either/or question.

The original is great too. The Cat Power cover is more introverted and melancholy. Her voice is fantastic. She brings out a different side of the lyrics, IMO. Clearly not your cup of tea.....

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Response to wildeyed (Reply #13)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 02:33 PM

14. I see your point. But that song is a "In your Face" anti-establishment song. Soft version does...

not make sense to me.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Fri Oct 5, 2012, 09:27 PM

8. Thank you for posting that.

Excellent song and very appropriate. Thank you!

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Sat Oct 6, 2012, 09:26 AM

11. He wrote this song about David Eisenhower.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 01:18 AM

15. Just a reminder.....

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 04:54 PM

17. I bet he approves of Olive Garden stiffing the kids, it's not their time to shine...

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 05:01 PM

18. I used to ride in Creedence Clearwater's boat

I was involved in helping the protesting Indians on Alcatraz Island in San Francisco Bay back in 1969. The group gave the Indians exclusive use of their boat, the "Clearwater" to help them ferry themselves and supplies. It was just about the only way to get to the island at the time as most other boats going to the island were getting intercepted and their owners harassed.

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