Creedence Clearwater Revival » Fortunate Son
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Creedence Clearwater Revival – Fortunate Son (2:21)
on the album Platinum
“Fortunate Son” was released as a single in late 1969. Songwriter John Fogerty intended the song as a protest against the Vietnam War. The song is critical of the fortunate sons of those in high places e.g. the political elite and/or the wealthy who are able to avoid the horrors of war for themselves or their relatives by benefiting from their privileged backgrounds. More…
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