Today, we’re watching Bruce Springsteen’s “Born in the USA” (video below). Watch the video and take notes of things you notice – the clothes, the lyrics, and the music. Next, do your best to answer the questions below:
- The first line of the song is, “Born down in a dead man’s town.” What do you think this means?
- This chorus is repeated throughout the song. Why this repetition? Do these words seem to “go with” the rest of the lyrics, or contrast with them?
- Is this song patriotic? Why or why not?