Ain’t No Senator’s Son

Last night John Fogerty delivered a rousing set at Riverbend Music Center. Some of the crowd’s loudest applause came after he spoke about his experiences in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
“I saw how politicians manipulated the idealism and patriotism of a young soldier,” he said. “Now it looks like they’re doing the same damn thing all over again.”
Fogerty then sang “Deja Vu (All Over Again)”:
Day by day I hear the voices rising.
Started with a whisper like it did before.
Day by day we count the dead and dying.
Ship the bodies home while the networks all keep score.

— Gregory Flannery

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4 Comments on “Ain’t No Senator’s Son”


  1. I tried valiantly to resist being the “first to comment.”
    I had never heard of John Fogerty before now, but, as another veteran of the VN war, I second what he is quoted. He is speaking truth.

    The Emperor has no clothes.

  2. one advocate Says:

    god bless our soldiers
    god save us from the republican party

  3. trey Says:

    I was a big CCR fan but I have to say John Fogerty appears desperate nowadays. Also, I happened to see Gregory Flannery in front of City Beat the other day and I suggest you forget about concerts and even forget your radical politics for awhile and concentrate on loosing that extra 100 pounds your carrying around. You’re not looking healthy Mr. Flannery.

  4. The King Says:

    This is pathetic. Boomers like Fogerty love this war; it has done what jogging and botox could never do for them. It has made them feel young again. Liberalism really is an infantile disorder.


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