Bruce Springsteen ♪ Born in the USA

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Born in the U.S.A. , a song by Bruce Springsteen (born 1949).

Bruce Springsteen
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. now

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 says “Son if it was up to me”
Went down to see my V.A. man
He said “Son, don't you understand now?”
Khe Sahn Battle Battle of Khe Sanh, during the Vietnam War. Battle of Khe Sanh
Viet Cong The Viet Cong, or National Liberation Front, was a political organization and army in South Vietnam and Cambodia that fought the United States and South Vietnamese governments during the Vietnam War (1959 to 1975), and emerged on the winning side. Viet Cong
Saigon largest city in Vietnam. Now known as Ho Chi Minh City.
I 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 the 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., I'm a cool rocking daddy in the U.S.A.

See also: Khe Sahn, Viet Cong, Saigon.

close up photo af a man in jean against USA flag background
Cover of album “Born In The USA”. Bruce Springsteen

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