Fortune Sun Lyrics

             by Creedence Gold

Some folks are born, made to wave the flag

Ooo, their red, white and blue
And when the band plays "Hail to the Chief"
Ooo, they point the cannon at you, Lord

It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no senator's son, son
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one, no

Some folks are born, silver spoon in hand
Lord, don't they help themselves, y'all
But when the taxman comes to the door
Lord, the house looks like a rummage sale, yeah

It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no millionaire's son, no, no
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one, no

Yeah, yeah
Some folks inherit star spangled eyes
Ooh, they send you down to war, Lord
And when you ask 'em, "How much should we give?"
Ooh, they only answer "More! More! More!", y'all

It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no military son, son
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one, one
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one, no, no, no
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate son, no, no, no

Details: It depicts the youth of America and a patriotic society expecting all of the next generation to line up and serve their country as it was back in WWII. But this time around, there are those who develop their own opinions on the conflict, the lines between good & evil are not as distinct as they have been in the past.

Diction: “It ain’t me” is repeated consistently throughout the song, the way the lyrics are sung gives off a patriotic theme, regardless of the fact that the story told is someone who doesn’t want to be a soldier.

Tone: To someone who is listening to the sound and not the song, it seems upbeat, ecstatic, & proud. But when someone begins to understand the lyrics of the song, a more dejected, separatory sense of not belonging is brought to light.

Syntax: Repetition is used for the verse “It ain’t me” many times during the song. It stresses the overall message that part of the youth is trying to say to the nation, they’re not the soldiers that the country is looking for.

Imagery: “Some folks are born, silver spoon in hand. Lord, don't they help themselves”

This is referring to the “rich” americans. Who are given everything and how it is just handed over to them. Saying “Lord, don’t they help themselves” is saying do they ever do anything on their own instead of it just given to them.

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