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Fortunate Son
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Album: Willy & The Poor Boys

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When I listen to this it helps me to look at beliefs I may be holding about money, culture & class.

‘Fortunate Son’ gives a voice to the ‘people.’ It has such a good vibe to it. As soon as the first guitar strings start one can feel the heart starting to be pulled upon. This song can be seen as also making a statement about issues such as immigration, the working-class, Native American & other minority cultures.  As always, how it’s heard is up to the listener. 

Lyrics:

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
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!”
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