Born In The USA
I was born here, and was a small child in the turbulent 60s. I have joked before that I am the kid on the Woodstock album cover. I'm not that particular kid, but that was my young childhood. I was born, and lived in the Los Angeles area then, and I saw everything going on around me through the wide open eyes of a child. I saw Hippies for peace and love and riots for civil rights. I saw protesters beaten bloody by Daily Cops on TV. Before I was ten years old, I had witnessed a steady stream of good men gunned down for reasons unknown. The old men said sternly, "Love it or leave it!" And the young ones cried, "Hell no, We won't go!". I remember being eight years old, and asking my Grandfather if I would have to go to Viet Nam when I grew up, he said, "I hope not..."
All these things are American
Woodie Guthrie said it best long before I was born:
This land was made for you and me...