En thirtysomething husker sine teenageårs kassettebånd – sang for sang. I dag Bruce Springsteens Born In The USA

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Denne side og dette indlæg er som taget ud af min verden. En mand, formoder jeg, blogger om de bånd der var soundtrack til hans teenageår. Én for en bliver sangene gennemgået. I dette indlæg er det Bruce Springsteens Born In The USA der bliver husket og forstået.
Jeg synes det er særlig fint med de mange kommentarer – der er håb for musikelskere og naive bloggere over hele verden ,-D

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Oh, Bruce Springsteen, my understanding of this song evolved along with my understanding of the country you were singing about.  As a kid, I didn’t really pay much attention to the lyrics and focused on that much-loved chorus.  Hell YEAH I was born in the U.S.A. and who better to say it loud and say it proud than The Boss, right?  And let’s say I did actually pay attention to the lyrics, I honestly wouldn’t have known a damn thing about Khe Sahn or Saigon or anything like that, although I do think I might have gotten the gist of it.  Because this ain’t a patriotic song at all, Bruce Springsteen, even if politicians have tried to cynically exploit it as such.  This is a song about one man’s disillusion with the American dream, born into a hard life, getting sent overseas to do some pretty horrible things…

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