Achtoon Baby cartoons

Achtoon Baby

New U2 album

New U2 Album Info

U2 Experience + Innocence Tour Dates

U2 E+I Tour 2018

"[I]n the early '80s . . . there was this rather ridiculous idea . . . that if it was big, it was bad. Which of course rules out Elvis."

-- Bono

@U2 home page

Fortunate Son Lyrics

Found On:


Who's Gonna Ride Your Wild Horses (1992)


Achtung Baby (1991)

Note: U2 has released different versions of most singles in different countries. We are not showing every cover image in this space, just one that's representative of each release.

"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)


Facebook icon Twitter icon YouTube icon Instagram icon Flickr icon Apple icon Android icon
@U2 Calendar

March 9 2018

09:00 PM - 10:30 PM - U253 Tribute Band Appearance

Tonight in Tacoma

March 13 2018

Adam's Birthday

Our favorite bassist turns 58 today.

Full Calendar