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Son of a Fortunate Son

John Fogerty updates his riff on his greatest song, "Fortunate Son."

Son of a Fortunate Son

I'm not really a Reddit reader but someone on Twitter sent out a link to an Ask Me Anything (AMA) session with a John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival, and I'm glad I read it. Someone asked him about the Liberal National Anthem, "Fortunate Son."

Q. If you were to write a "Fortunate Son" for today, what would it be about?

 

A. My starting point is actually in the second verse. It's an age old struggle and unfortunately it's still with us. Something that probably bothers me more about life in this world and anything else is wealthy, privileged, spoiled rich people have so much power. All you have to do is look at Wall Street and some of the firms, big names on Wall Street, and trace some of the members of those firms directly to the White House. You realize "oh my god, they're running things, no matter which party gets elected." This REALLY pisses me off. I hope someday because of the iternet (sic) and fact that we can all be so connected, we are able to put a stop to that and have the common man running things. After all, there are so many more of us.

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