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Creedence Clearwater Revival – Fortunate Son

Traccia 7 del disco 1 della Colonna sono sonora di Forrest Gump. Fortunate Son dei Creedence Clearwater Revival. Una canzona incisa nel 1969 e facente parte dell’album Willy and the Poor Boys.

Secondo quanto dichiarato da John Fogerty [*] la canzone è stata ispirata da David Eisenhower, nipote del presidente Dwight David Eisenhower, che nel youtube ha sposato Julie Nixon, figlia del presidente Richard Nixon. Scritto durante la guerra del Vietnam il testo polemizza con i “figli di” che in un modo o nell’altro riescono sempre ad evitare di diventare “carne da cannone”.

Il testo di Fortunate Son

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,
Yeah!

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! yoh,
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,

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