Saturday, June 25, 2011

Great Patriotic Songs for July 4th

And no, for the thousandth time, "Born in the U.S.A." by Bruce Springsteen isn't a positive song about America by any means--it talks about the foolishness of Vietnam and the crappy way we treat our veterans.  You don't know much about politics if you think that is a song to wave the flag to and be proud.

"Pink Houses" by John Mellencamp isn't a positive song either--it's about how the rich have their mansions while the rest of us have "little pink houses".  Again, anyone who thinks that a song that says "He's got an Interstate running through his front yard, you know he thinks he's got it so good." is a song promoting the strengths of America had better do some soul searching.

Here are modern songs that talk about the positive things about America:

"Red, White and Blue" by Lynyrd Skynyrd
"Rockin' in the Free World" by Neil Young
"We're an American Band" by Grand Funk
"Living in America" by James Brown
"America" by Neil Diamond
"Back in the U.S.A." by Chuck Berry & later Linda Ronstadt
"Living in the U.S.A." by Steve Miller
"God Bless the U.S.A." by Lee Greenwood
"America the Beautiful" by Ray Charles
"Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning" by Alan Jackson
"R.O.C.K. in the U.S.A." by John Mellencamp

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