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Old 04-18-2012, 08:59 PM   #1
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Default Why is fortunate son associated with Vietnam?

I notice that in every game or game trailer than deals with vietnam, the song fortunate son plays, is that because the troops listened to that song a lot or something?
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:28 PM   #2
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It's probably the most well known protest song of the era.




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Old 04-18-2012, 09:30 PM   #3
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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
The song was written about the draft and the people who got out of it for various reasons. Its VERY apt for the Vietnam War.
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:34 PM   #4
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Ironically, it was a song AGAINST the war.

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Old 04-19-2012, 11:13 AM   #5
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Default Re: Why is fortunate son associated with Vietnam?

Still, its pretty bad ass

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Old 04-19-2012, 11:51 AM   #6
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Ironically, it was a song AGAINST the war.
all songs commonly associated with the vietnam era are against the war, in fact, can you give me the name of even one song of this timeframe that propagates war?

CCR's Fortunate Son was also featured in a helicopter scene in Forrest Gump.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:04 PM   #7
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Back in 2002/4 there was a Wrangler's commercial that portrayed the song as being very patriotic too. It was funny.
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Old 04-19-2012, 01:18 PM   #8
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Funny how people assume anti-war songs unpatriotic.

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Old 04-19-2012, 02:46 PM   #9
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Johnny I hardly knew ye.
Damn Irish.
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Old 04-19-2012, 04:28 PM   #10
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CCR's Fortunate Son was also featured in a helicopter scene in Forrest Gump.
AHh ok that scene is familiar. Ha I guess other forms of media (games) have tried to replicate forest gump's Nam interpretation.
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