Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Bruce Springsteen Sings Anti-War Song at "Concert for Valor"


WaPo reports:
At the Concert for Valor on the Mall Tuesday night in Washington, D.C., Bruce Springsteen caught social media heat for a song choice: Creedence Clearwater Revival’s “Fortunate Son,” which he performed with Zac Brown and Dave Grohl during Brown’s set.

The lyrics:
Some folks are born made to wave the flag
They’re red, white and blue
And when the band plays “Hail to the Chief”
They point the cannon at you

Some folks are born silver spoon in hand
Lord, don’t they help themselves
But when the tax men come to the door
Lord, the house look a like a rummage sale

Yeah, some folks inherit star-spangled eyes
They send you down to war
And when you ask them, “How much should we give?”
They only answer, more, more, more

And the chorus:

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

Here's Springsteen, at Madison Sqyare in 2009, performing the song with John Fogarty, who wrote the song,


  1. It's great to see Fogerty play and sing like that still at almost 70 years old.

  2. Springsteen was a huge supporter of our Nobel Peace Price winning Commander-in-Chief.

    1. That's what I was thinking. I can forgive him for supporting Obama the 1st time, (I am embarrassed to say I was duped too), but the 2nd time he ran for office?

      It's great that he's anti-war, but like a lot of lefties who are anti-war, they are most vocal about it only when a republican is in the white house.