Saturday, November 17, 2012

Something for the Weekend: Bruce Springsteen - Born In The USA

I was reminded of this this week by an article discussing how the song has been misunderstood by many to be the ultimate "All-American" song. Of course it is not. In fact, I've always thought the words to be quite powerful, especially in those parts of the song dealing directly with the Vietnam war:

Got in a little hometown jam
So they put a rifle in my hand
Sent me off to a foreign land
To go and kill the yellow man
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I had a brother at Khe Sahn
Fighting off the Viet Cong
They're still there, he's all gone


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