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"Born in the U.S.A," by Bruce Springsteen

Author: Bruce Springsteen

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Born down in a dead man's town
The first kick I took was when I hit the ground
End up like a dog that's been beat too much
Till you spend half your life just covering up

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KARLA TORRES (May 15 2019 7:07AM) : Meaning more

Im guessing this means that where he lives his boring like nothing really happens.he knew once he came out he was gonna mess up.since then he’s always been afraid.

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Born in the U.S.A., I was born in the U.S.A.
I was born in the U.S.A., born in the U.S.A.

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Jovana Kovac (Apr 08 2019 6:48AM) : "Born in the USA" more

Where the poet was actually born? Was he really born in the USA? Is he an immigrant?

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KARLA TORRES (May 15 2019 7:16AM) : Answer more

He was born in the USA but he was mad at the fact that they didn’t help him get a job after coming back from the war

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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

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KARLA TORRES (May 15 2019 7:09AM) : Meaning more

Got himself into some issues in his hometown so was sent off to fight in the war to kill the Vietnam mans.

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KARLA TORRES (Apr 08 2019 6:13AM) : Confused more

does this means he is gonna go kill someone….lwhen he says “yellow man”does he mean chinese people

Born in the U.S.A., I was born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A., born in the U.S.A.

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FATJON MORINA (Apr 08 2019 6:49AM) : USA [Edited] more

Why is “Born in the U.S.A.” repeated a lot of times in your poem?

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KARLA TORRES (Apr 08 2019 6:18AM) : born in the USA? more

was he naturally born in the USA or he immigrated there

Come back home to the refinery
Hiring man said "son if it was up to me"
Went down to see my V.A. man
He said "son, don't you understand"

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KARLA TORRES (May 15 2019 7:11AM) : Meaning more

He came back from the war started looking for a job there was no jobs so he went down to see the V.A but they didn’t help

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I had a brother at Khe Sahn
Fighting off the Viet Cong
They're still there, he's all gone

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KARLA TORRES (May 15 2019 7:13AM) : Meaning more

he had a brother that went off to a war to fight but he didn’t make it back, but the others did

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He had a woman he loved in Saigon
I got a picture of him in her arms now

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KARLA TORRES (May 15 2019 7:13AM) : Meaning more

his brother had a family, in a different city

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Down in the shadow of the penitentiary
Out by the gas fires of the refinery
I'm ten years burning down the road
Nowhere to run ain't got nowhere to go

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KARLA TORRES (May 15 2019 7:15AM) : Meaning more

10 years later after coming back from the war, he didn’t get no serves, he was really after every thing he left behind.

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Born in the U.S.A., I was born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A., I'm a long gone daddy in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A., born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A., I'm a cool rocking daddy in the U.S.A.

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Songwriters: Bruce Springsteen
Born In The U.S.A. (Remastered) lyrics © Downtown Music Publishing, BMG Rights Management

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DMU Timestamp: March 29, 2019 18:11

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