Creedence Clearwater Revival – Fortunate Son (Official Music Video)

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The brand new official music video for “Fortunate Son,” in celebration of Creedence Clearwater Revival’s 50th anniversary.
Stay tuned for more special announcements around #CCR50, coming soon.

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#ItAintMe

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
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

Some folks are born silver spoon in hand
Lord, don't they help themselves, oh
But when the taxman comes to the door
Lord, the house looks like a rummage sale, yes
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no millionaire's son, no
It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no fortunate one, no

Some folks inherit star spangled eyes
Ooh, they send you down to war, Lord
And when you ask them, "How much should we give?"
Ooh, they only answer "More! More! More!" yoh

It ain't me, it ain't me, I ain't no military son, son
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

Craft Recordings

Director: Ben Fee
Producers: Ben Fee, Matt Day, Hillary Andujar, Courtney Andujar
Editor: Niles Howard @ Kid Sister
Camera: Ben Fee, Matt Boman
Colorist: Arianna Shiningstar @ Apache
Additional Camera: Gary Milton, Mike Garcia and Jonathan Franklin
Production Company: Scandinavia Pictures
Rep: Jen Herrera @ Las Bandas/Be Brave

Days away from home: 29
States traveled for shooting: 10
Countries: USA & Mexico
Miles traveled in car: 6,200
Number of lenses stolen: 2
Number of watermelon stolen: 1
Number of times CCR was heard playing in random establishments: 9
Number of crappy people we met: 0

Music video by Creedence Clearwater Revival performing Fortunate Son. © 2018 Craft Recordings, a division of Concord Music Group, Inc.

45 thoughts on “Creedence Clearwater Revival – Fortunate Son (Official Music Video)”

  1. Wutaii1 Nostalgia

    Flowers in the barrel of a gun. That is the first image that comes to my mind when I hear this song.

    1. Eloge Wokmani

      @Surmabrander je veux le porno camerounais des lesbiennes ou africain de lesbiennes si c’est possible envoyer moi non s’il te plaît

    2. Eloge Wokmani

      @Surmabrander je veux le porno camerounais des lesbiennes même africain vidéo j’attends

  2. Axel Brackeniers

    This song is Anti-war but not Anti-soldier, so this song being associated with the war is actually right. Its the soldiers being ironic and saying: “look at me, i wasnt rich enough to dodge the draft, so here we are”. This song is a coping mechanism for soldiers

    1. @Axel Brackeniers Goose-stepping wannabes are, at best, an example of America’s dubious credibility.
      Invading a previously unknown land just to banish the supposed “red danger” your President fears is by no means a hero to be thanked.
      Committed war crimes, lack of war reparations, also against Laos and Cambodia, and so on tell for the rest.

    1. A someone who was forced to practice this song for 3 months and then play this song Infront of a ton of parents I don’t know, I strongly disagree.

  3. Hoboken_Sal

    I am a 70+ year old geezer. I was sent to the gunline in Vietnam in 1972. I lost 23 brothers on the night of October 1, 1972. God bless them. Their names are inscribed on the Vietnam Memorial wall down in D.C. We were NOT “fortunate sons”. I was a lower class blue collar kid from Jersey City. I was wounded but survived that carnage. God bless my fallen friends and may we never forget them! Amen.

    1. thebirdofmomogon

      War is never good. You didn’t learns your lesson from 23 people wth? You still proud old man? Being a communist/nazi isn’t much different now.

    2. thebirdofmomogon

      @Maarten Perdeck I just think of the exact same thing bud. Those stupid people who are proud to live after killing so many people who didn’t even had relationships with the country.

  4. Patricia Buuck

    Brings me right back to those days of the draft, Vietnam, and how the Best boys were drafted because of their status in life!!! Fit perfectly during those times and continues with the message

    1. Hendrik de Bruin

      Was the same in South Africa – I went to fight the Cubans in Angola at age 17….

  5. Alex Robert

    I am from Romania, but i grew with Creedence! My dad played them in our car and home, he loved them, alongside with Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin and others from 60-70’s.
    Now…..when i hear Creedence, it gives me guusebumps <3. Very patriotic song!

  6. butch keenan

    one of the great things about mr. fogerty is he put his ideals and opinions in his songs and that’s enough…
    that man has solid gold integrity.

  7. RheynGaming Tv

    man the beat hit hard even every grandpa watch this they got flashback of the vietnam war

  8. AlejandroGaming

    Some folks are born made to wave the flag
    Hoo, they’re red, white and blue
    And when the band plays “Hail to the chief”
    Ooh, they point the cannon at you, Lord
    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 furtunate one, no
    Some folks are born silver spoon in hand
    Lord, don’t they help themselves, Lord?
    But when the taxman come to the door
    Lord, the house lookin’ like a rummage sale, yeah
    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
    Yeah-yeah, some folks inherit star-spangled eyes
    Hoo, they send you down to war, Lord
    And when you ask ’em, “How much should we give?”
    Hoo, they only answer, “More, more, more, more”
    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
    It ain’t me, it ain’t me…

  9. Gaston Durac

    Una bella cancion y su letra para estos tiempos que corren por el mundo saludos desde Argentina y gracias por la musica ???????

  10. perry fenton

    Good to see younger people respecting the older generations sacrifices and also questioning political reasoning for involvement. Perry

  11. I’m leaving a comment here, every time someone reacts to it, I get to hear this masterpiece again?

  12. LordOfTheBricks

    Creedence Clearwater Revival has to be in my top 5 favourite bands. Along with Guns and Roses, AC/DC, Black Sabbath and Queen

  13. Thea van Nooijen

    CCR were one of my favorites.Such a high quality of music,and powerful guitar accords.Remids me of the time the Vietnam war was raging.It’s also a powerful statement that all wars are useless and a crime in itself.

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