Bruce Springsteen: Born in The U.S.A

This song talks about being born to a dead mans town. All that happens is that you end felling like is a dog that has been beaten too much. You spend half your life covering up. As soon as you get in a little trouble they send you off to war to kill the little yellow man. I find this true still today you get in trouble or you are not sure what you want to do with your life they send you off. They say you need discipline. That if you come little homey town I do see the rich kid being sent off. You watch the news and they show the family of the dead and they are always from the small town. Half way through the song it talks about coming back to refinery. The hiring man says if it was up to me I would. The v.a. man tells him don’t you understand. Everything he was knew is no longer. His brother is at khe sahn fighting off the vite cong and he is still there. With him being there is no more of him. His brother had women that he loved in Saigon and he has a picture of him in her arms. After 10 years burning down the road he has no were to run aint got nowhere to go. All he has is that he was born in the U.S.A. Today many go off to war and they miss their children growing up. The towns they know are no longer town that they once knew off. All they are left with is being born in U.S.A


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Born down in a dead mans town
The first kick I took was when I hit the ground
You end up like a dog thats 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….

Come back home to the refinery
Hiring man said son if it was up to me
Went down to see my v.a. man
He said son, dont you understand

I had a brother at khe sahn
Fighting off the viet cong
Theyre still there, hes 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 the penitentiary
Out by the gas fires of the refinery
Im ten years burning down the road
Nowhere to run aint got nowhere to go

Born in the u.s.a., I was born in the u.s.a.
Born in the u.s.a., Im 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., Im a cool rocking daddy in the u.s.a.

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~ by matthew zook on May 18, 2008.

One Response to “Bruce Springsteen: Born in The U.S.A”

  1. Good choice, Matt. What’s interesting about “Born In The USA” is many people just remember the chorus, and it’s become remembered as a patriotic song! Ronald Reagan used it as his campaign theme song for this reason.

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