Fortunate Son Creedence Clearwater Festival

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"

Ooh, they point the cannon at you, Lord

It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no senator's son, 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 taxman comes to the door

Lord, the house looks like a rummage sale, yes

It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no millionaire's son, no

It ain't me, it ain't me; I ain't no fortunate one, no

Yeah, 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?"

Ooh, they only answer More! more! more! y'all

It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no military son, son

It ain't me, it ain't me; I ain't no fortunate one, 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 no

The song talks about how poor, young adults were drafted in the Vietnam War in the 1960's.

John Fogerty wrote it because he was drafted for the war and was never told why he was chosen.

The song was recorded in the year 1969.

Other songs the artists wrote include "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" and "Bad Moon Rising".

The lyrics of the song relates to the era of the 1960's in that poor, young men were drafted to fight in the Vietnam War.

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