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abq e streeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-31-10 05:22 AM
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1. Never could decide whether to laugh or be furious at the attempts by the right to claim this song
as a rah-rah jingoistic anthem. I do know that they tried, and many people who to this day apparently never bothered listening to the story in it, believe that's what it is. I do get pretty angry when confronted personally with that intentional distortion, such as when they crank it up to play over the 4th of July fireworks at the ballgames here, but somehow manage to conveniently skip all the lines about being "born in a dead man's town" etc.
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