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"Fortunate Son" was released as a single in late 1969. Songwriter John Fogerty intended the song as a protest against the Vietnam War. The song is critical of the fortunate sons of those in high places e.g. the political elite and/or the wealthy who are able to avoid the horrors of war for themselves or their relatives by benefiting from their privileged backgrounds.

Fogerty says that the song was indirectly inspired by David Eisenhower, the grandson of President… read more

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    >It Aint Me starts playing [2]
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    It ain't me.
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    Back in those days we still had anti-war artists. People with backbones. Now we are all a bunch of "good germans" Makes me sick. Spineless youth and endless war. Yummy. Go read the book "Fortunate Son". You might learn something.
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    won't you ...
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    nice
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    DAS IST DIE MUSIC DIE ICH LIEBE ES IST GENAU DAS WAS ICH GERN HÖRE TANZE UND MIR PAUER GIBT
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    Looove it!!
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    My first time when i heard this song was Battlefield BC2: Vietnam as menu music. That was really fantastic for me, I listened "Fortunate son" again and again for several months. Since that time and now CCR still be my favorite band. Sorry for my english.

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