Born In The USA


Born down in a dead manís town
The first kick I took was when I hit the ground
You end up like a dog thatís been beat too much
Till you spend half your life just covering up

Born in the USA
I was born in the USA
I was born in the USA
Born in the USA

Got in a little hometown jam so they put a rifle in my hand
Sent me off to a foreign land to go and kill the yellow man

Born in the USA
I was born in the USA
I was born in the USA
I was born in the USA
Born in the USA

Come back home to the refinery
Hiring man says "son if it was up to me"
Went down to see my V.A. man
He said "son donít you understand now"

Had a brother at Khe Sahn fighting off the Viet Cong
Theyíre still there heís all gone
He had a woman he loved in Saigon
I got a picture of him in her arms now

Down in the shadow of the penitentiary
Out by the gas fires of the refinery
Iím ten years burning down the road
Nowhere to run ainít got nowhere to go

Born in the USA
I was born in the USA
Born in the USA
Iím a long gone Daddy in the USA
Born in the USA
Born in the USA
Born in the USA
Iím a cool rocking Daddy in the USA