Music for Memorial Day ~ Fortunate Son

It’s Memorial Day in the US … Putting politics aside, this is a  great song  with a strong history.

Fortunate Son by CCR

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 …



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18 responses to “Music for Memorial Day ~ Fortunate Son

  1. The right song for the day Eden. Besides it’s by Credence, it has to be right.


  2. Excellent choice for today. I would select God Bless The USA by Lee Greenwood. Maybe for the 4th of July?


    • Hi Lance, well … considering I’m Canadian, and July 4th falls on a Friday as opposed to my Music Mondays, I may not, but perhaps you can on your blog? 😉 I must confess I’m not a huge fan of that particular song by Lee Greenwood, but I do like his voice. Thanks for your comment, appreciate it.


  3. This was always a powerful political song. Eden. Its message, although subtly understated, was always clear. A clever song that cocked a snook at the sons of the privileged elite and how they avoided the draft to the hell that was Vietnam for so many ordinary Americans.


    • Hi John, absolutely. Turbulent times, and made more so by the division of the elite vs the ordinary citizen.

      War is a terrible thing, but if you believe in a cause, then there should be no ‘class’ system. An ordinary man bleeds as much as one born into privilege, and has a life that is no less important in the eyes of those who love him.



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