Blues In The USA - 2nd edition (Mr. Springsteen, please don't sue until you've heard it)

from by Brooks Long

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Adapted from "Born In The U.S.A" by Bruce Springsteen


Born down in a dead man's town
The first kick I took was when I hit the ground
You end up like a dog that's been beat too much
Till you spend half your life just covering up

Born in the U.S.A.
I was born in the U.S.A.
I was born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.

Got in a little hometown jam
so they put a rifle in my hand
I ended up in Afghanistan.
They said "Turn around soldier. We goin into Iraq land."

Born in the U.S.A.
I was born in the U.S.A.
I was born in the U.S.A.
I was born in the U.S.A.
I'm a cool rocking daddy in the U.S.A.

Come back home to the temp agency
Hiring man says "son if it was up to me"
Went down to see my V.A. man
He said "son don't you understand by now"

My people was stolen into Charleston Bay
Sailed 'em into the harbor. It was a cloudy day
Put em up for auction, told 'em how to pray
Said "Folks for a little while it might have to be this way"

Down in the shadow of penitentiary
Way from the lights of the Domino Sugar factory
We are kings and hustlers
Priests and queens
Proud refutations of a dying dream that was

Born in the U.S.A.
Wasn't I born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.
And one day they might even take that away

Born in the U.S.A.
Born in the U.S.A.


from The Songster Part 2 - NEW SONGS - 3rd Edition, released January 16, 2015



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Brooks Long Baltimore, Maryland

Brooks Long brings the old school to today's music lovers in a style all his own. With Joe Martone (Bass) and Dan Samuels (Drums), The Mad Dog No Good bring to their live shows the kind of passion, energy and humor rare in today's music scene.They've have shared the stage with acts like Trombone Shorty, Rebirth Brass Band, Lucero, Low Cut Connie, Caleb Stine, Chris Jacobs and LaFayette Gilchrist. ... more

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