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Born in the USA: The Most Misunderstood Americana Song Ever

Born in the USA: The Most Misunderstood Americana Song Ever

Music2 min Read

Bruce Springsteen’s 1984 hit is often used as a patriotic ballad — but the song is actually critiquing the US.

If you’ve been living in America in the last 31 years, you’re all too familiar with the opening chords of Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA.” Iconic in their own right, those chords lead into one of the most misunderstood songs of all time, a song that, when listened to beyond its chorus, actually addresses the harmful and neglectful treatment of Vietnam War veterans by the government and American society at large.

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