Monday, July 04, 2016

Springsteen's "Born in the USA": Because words and meanings matter.

It's a reminder worth reissuing periodically, particularly during an election year.

Behind The Song: Bruce Springsteen, “Born In The U.S.A,” by Jim Beviglia (American Songwriter)

... Those who say that Springsteen was trying to be subversive are probably missing the point as well, since he wasn’t trying to sneak these harsh rebukes by; he belts them out as loud as he does the chorus. The song spurns patriotism that is no more than blind loyalty and acceptance of all the government does.

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