By: Creedence Clearwater
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,
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
Imagery, Syntax, Diction, and Details analysis
Imagery: In the lyrics it says "the house looks like a rummage sale" and this shows that the house was obviously cluttered and a big disaster.
Syntax: The syntax used was small phrases with a lot of commas that gave the lyrics a pause and then started again. Also the lyrics repeat themselves quite a bit.
Diction: Diction was used by the word "fortunate". The feeling this word expresses is lucky and thankful.
Details analysis: A detail that is used is "oh they point the cannon at you" at this shows that people were getting specifically aimed at during the Vietnam war.
The music's tone could be described as enthusiastic because of the singers voice and the beat that is playing in the background.
The lyrics tone could be described as un-sure because it keeps reading "it ain't mine" and constantly says "no".