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Fortunate Son Lyrics

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Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses (1992)


Achtung Baby (1991)

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"Fortunate Son"

Some folks are born made to wave the flag
Yeah, the red, white and blue
When the band plays 'hail to the chief'
Yeah, they point the cannon at you

It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no millionaire's son
It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no fortunate one, no

Some folks are born silver spoon in hand
Well, they help themselves, yeah
But when the taxman comes to the door
House looks like a rummage sale

It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no millionaire's son
It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no fortunate one, no

Some folks inherit star spangled eyes
Yeah, when they send you down to war
And when you ask them 'how much you should give'
Yeah, it's always more more more

It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no senator's son
It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no fortunate one
It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no military one
It ain't me, it ain't me
I ain't no fortunate son
Take it away Bono

(This song was originally performed by CCR)


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