Born in the U.S.A.

This searing song helped make Bruce Springsteen’s reputation. It’s easy to forget it’s about returning from service in Viet Nam and the disillusions in and after that conflict.

Down in the shadow of the penitentiary
Out by the gas fires of the refinery
I’m ten years burning down the road
Nowhere to run ain’t got nowhere to go.

Elijah Ramsey

Quaker City Night Hawks perform a song with a little softer twang than most of their stuff, this from their album QCNH.

This lyric jumped out at me:

Too young to know the cost of war but with the warriors’ holy vengeance, I left home from [naves of stone] to hell smoke rising in the distance.

Wasn’t able to make out the words in the brackets…