A commercial for Wrangler blue jeans
has been airing recently, using the song "Fortunate Son
" by Creedence Clearwater Revival
. The lyrics that get played in the commercial are:
Some folks are born made to wave the flag,
Ooh, they're red, white and blue.
Strange though, they left the next two lines out of the commercial:
And when the band plays "Hail to the chief",
Ooh, they point the cannon at you, Lord,
What was once an anti-patriotic anthem, is now a capitalist jingle, cashing in on the wave of patriotism currently sweeping the country. Just another example of corporate America twisting the meaning of a song to suit their needs.