Rise Against Release 'Fortunate Son' Cover on Veterans Day


As Rise Against gear up for the release of their 'Nowhere Sessions' EP, they've also dropped a cover of a Creedence Clearwater Revival classic.

The band has dropped their cover of CCR's "Fortunate Son," just in time for Veterans Day.

“We actually used to cover ‘Fortunate Son’ in our early basement days," Rise Against singer and guitarist Tim McIlrath said of the cover.

"To me, the song represents one of the best examples of mixing music and politics together so seamlessly that nobody questions it.”

"Fortunate Son" will be one of six songs featured on the 'Nowhere Sessions' EP out on Friday.

John Fogerty of CCR wrote "Fortunate Son", a Vietnam War protest song. He said, "Julie Nixon was hanging around with David Eisenhower, and you just had the feeling that none of these people were going to be involved with the war."

Listen to Fogerty give a more in-depth explanation below.

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[Verse 1]

Some folks are born made to wave the flag

Ooh, they're red, white and blue

And when the band plays "Hail to the Chief"

Ooh, they point the cannon at you, Lord

[Chorus]

It ain't me, it ain't me

I ain't no senator's son, son

It ain't me, it ain't me

I ain't no fortunate one, no

[Verse 2]

Some folks are born silver spoon in hand

Lord, don't they help themselves, no

But when the taxman come' to the door

Lord, the house lookin' like a rummage sale, yeah

[Chorus]

It ain't me, it ain't me

I ain't no millionaire's son, no no

It ain't me, it ain't me

I ain't no fortunate one, no

[Verse 3]

Yeah, some folks inherit star spangled eyes

Ooh, they send you down to war, Lord

And when you ask 'em, "How much should we give?"

Ooh, they only answer "More, more, more, more!"

[Chorus/Outro]

It ain't me, it ain't me

I ain't no military son, son, Lord

It ain't me, it ain't me

I ain't no fortunate one, one

It ain't me, it ain't me

I ain't no fortunate one, no no no

It ain't me, it ain't me

I ain't no fortunate son, no no no


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