Born in the USA – Is Springsteen anti-war? (video)

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Born in the USA – Is Springsteen anti-war? (video)

We present here the lyrics and a video of Bruce Springsteen performing ‘Born In The U.S.A.’

Here is the question – is this anti-war, anti-American, anti-insanity?  This writer believes Springsteen is following the tradition of historically great artists.  His art reflects the conditions of society at a given time.

Art lives in history as a reflection of social ills, or social propaganda.  But the reality is that good art has meaning and purpose.

Check out the lyrics an listen to Springsteen:

And here are 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
‘Til you spend half your life just covering up

Born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.

I got in a little hometown jam
And so they put a rifle in my hands
Sent me off to Vietnam
To go and kill the yellow man


Come back home to the refinery
Hiring man says “Son if it was up to me”
I go down to see the V.A. man
He said “Son don’t you understand”


I had a buddy at Khe Sahn
Fighting off the Viet Cong
They’re still there, he’s all gone
He had a little girl in Saigon
I got a picture of him in her arms

Down in the shadow of the penitentiary
Out by the gas fires of the refinery
I’m ten years down the road
Nowhere to run, ain’t got nowhere to go

I’m a long gone Daddy in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
I’m a cool rocking Daddy in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.

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