Fortunate Son

By:Creedence Clearwater

Imagery: The imagery is the ‘Star Spangled eyes’, meaning that they take pride in their country and will fight for it. You can see this in their eyes

Syntax: “It aint me” repetition throughout the song. The bigger paragraphs all start out with some folks.

Diction: The words that are impacting to the overall song are “fortunate one”,

Details:The subject of the song is that it’s not the residents/civilians fault, it’s the governments/politicians we know this because he repeats in the song “It ain’t me.”

Tone:The word best to describe the tone in this song is accusing because he’s blaming the government for what's going on in Vietnam, not himself or other civilians, hence the repeating "It ain't me."

“Fortunate Son” by Creedence Clearwater Revival (1969)

Some folks are born made to wave the flag,
Ooh, they're red, white and blue.
And when the band plays hail to the chief,
Ooh, they point the cannon at you, lord,

It ain’t me, it ain’t me, I ain’t no senators son, son.
It ain’t me, it ain’t me; I ain’t no fortunate one, no,

Yeah!
Some folks are born silver spoon in hand,
Lord, don’t they help themselves, oh.
But when the taxman comes to the door,
Lord, the house looks like a rummage sale, yes,

It ain’t me, it ain’t me, I ain’t no millionaires son, no.
It ain’t me, it ain’t me; I ain’t no fortunate one, no.

Some folks inherit star spangled eyes,
Ooh, they send you down to war, lord,
And when you ask them, how much should we give?
Ooh, they only answer more! more! more! yoh,

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,

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