Random Thoughts on the Weekend II – “Born in the USA” is NOT a Patriotic Song

So again back to our parade on July 4th.  The local VFW post marches by and plays in a continous loop Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA”.  The song is not patriotic and was never meant to be.   I wore out two cassette tape (Remember Those) copies of the album “Born In the USA” and it only took the second time of listening to it to realize it was about a Vietnam Veteran coming America.  Let’s look at the lyrics:

Born down in a dead man’s town The first kick I took was when I hit the ground You end up like a dog that’s been beat too much Till you spend half your life just covering up Born in the U.S.A. I was born in the U.S.A. I was born in the U.S.A. Born in the U.S.A. Got in a little hometown jam so they put a rifle in my hand Sent me off to a foreign land to go and kill the yellow man Born in the U.S.A. I was born in the U.S.A. I was born in the U.S.A. I was born in the U.S.A. Born in the U.S.A. Come back home to the refinery Hiring man says “son if it was up to me” Went down to see my V.A. man He said “son don’t you understand now” Had a brother at Khe Sahn fighting off the Viet Cong They’re still there he’s all gone He had a woman he loved in Saigon I got a picture of him in her arms now Down in the shadow of penitentiary Out by the gas fires of the refinery I’m ten years burning down the road Nowhere to run ain’t got nowhere to go Born in the U.S.A. I was born in the U.S.A. Born in the U.S.A. I’m a long gone daddy in the U.S.A. Born in the U.S.A. Born in the U.S.A. Born in the U.S.A. I’m a cool rocking daddy in the U.S.A.

So as you can see this about a man who comes home from Vietnam and realizes he can’t find a job because he fought in an unpopular war.  I am NOT in love with Bruce Springsteen’s leftist garbage, however he can write a pretty damn good song. 

Here are the lyrics via YouTube…

Next time try “Proud to be an American”. 


Celebrity Progressive Obamabot Bruce Springsteen – US should be ‘more like Sweden’

 From the The Local.se

 During a press conference in Paris, The Boss explained that much of the inspiration for his new album, set for release on March 6th, is anger at what he sees as the crushing of the American Dream in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.

 “I have friends who lost everything they had,” Springsteen explained, according to the Dagens Nyhter (DN) newspaper.

 In 2009, he put pen to paper began writing the album’s lead track “We take care of our own”.

“In this song, I pose a number of questions. Questions which I later try to find answers to in other songs,” said Springsteen.

 The 62-year-old rocker claimed the 2008 financial crisis was the result of decades of deregulation that spawned an ethic of unbridled greed.

 “We’ve destroyed the idea of an equal playing field,” he said, according to the AFP news agency.

When asked if he thought the United States should be changed into something closer to a Swedish-style welfare state, Springsteen responded enthusiastically.

 “Exactly! That’s my dream! It’s written between the lines. But you have to listen very closely,” he said, according to DN.

Hi Bruce:  In April, 1981 I went to Ames, IA with three of my Dorm Floor buds in a Crappy Little Red POS Chevy Chevette with no brakes to see you and the E Street Band perform.  You were fantastic the set was like 3 hours and 20 minutes.   You played my all-time favorite song -CCR’s “Who’ll Stop the Rain” as an encore.  When you finally left the stage and the lights went on, there was thunderous and I mean thunderous applause for you to come out and do another encore. 

Okay so now we sit 31 years later I became a conservative and you have now become yet another Crazed Progressive Celebrity Big Government Obamabot.  

I don’t understand how you and other Obama Army celebrities, whom want the federal government to be all, do all for people. Look at countries like Greece who did exactly that. When the federal government begins to tell people they are entitled to anything and everything and the money runs out they are out in the streets protesting even though there isn’t any money to continue the handouts. People need to understand it is their responsibility to take care of themselves. I know there will be people who will need assistance such as the disabled and the poor elderly, but buying homes you know you cannot afford, running of credit card debt and then declare bankruptcy, buying new cars they cannot afford, not saving money, etc. is their responsibility. The words “personal responsibility” have been replaced with “it isn’t your fault” that you have sustained debt that you can no longer can pay. It is just like our government, give out all these bailouts and handouts that we cannot afford but they continue to do so and borrow, borrow, borrow. This type of nonsense can only go on for so long and then when it comes to pay the piper they, the government, turn a blind eye. They news media is touting the GM improvement and now the union workers are getting $7,000 bonuses while billions are still owed to the taxpayers. The GM improvement is all smoke and mirrors. Their debt to the federal government, if they were just to take that into account, their books would not be so rosy.

Okay, so Bruce, I think there should be more regulation as to what music you can perform. So what if the government told you that you could only use certain notes in the songs you write. Oh, and you know, what if the government did not like some of the words you use in your songs, or the arrangement. And… You are playing your music too loud. What if the government did not like it when you use a Gibson guitar because it is a private company? You must use Fender guitars. How do you like regulation now? Easy for him to talk since many regulations do not affect him. Okay, maybe the volume regulation. So, STFU. You are just another liberal living in a dream world yearning for a utopia that does not exist.

Look it has been nice Bruce. I downloaded “The Girls in their Summer Clothes” a couple of months ago but that will be the last time I will support you.  I am sorry for the losses of Danny Federici a couple of years ago and the Big Man, Clarence Clemons last year. You can go continue the journey down the Progressive Celebrity Big Brother Cradle to Grave Government Moonbat Highway and I will pray that Romney, Gingrich or Santorium is our President this time next year.