Creedence Clearwater Revival Lyrics
The late 60's and early 70's saw the rise of complex
progressive rock, proto heavy metal and gum pop. Creedence
Clearwater Revival was out of these mainstreams. They cut a
series of classic three-minute songs featuring
singer-songwriter John Fogerty's growling vocals. Their
music was economical, straightforward rock and roll. They
were the most successful and exhilarating band in the
United States during that era.
After adapting the new name Creedence Clearwater Revival,
the Fogerty brothers, Cook, and Clifford spent weeks More...
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IMAGINATION IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN KNOWLEDGE | Reviewer: SCI-FI------ About the song Lookin' Out My Back Door performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
The Flying Spoon is in reference to cooking up some heroin on a spoon, after that all the other visions should make a whole lotta since. The 1968 Democratic Convention in Chicago...naahh, just a recreational heroin user makn the most of a boring cold Illinois winter, I presume.
LOL | Reviewer: Liberator------ About the song Fortunate Son performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
For the ignorats that belive in war games, the only propose of USA is keep a development bassed in the war... Your "trust" system are falling down, and tne only way to keep it is make new wars... Please, change your "Constitution" and the laws that protect the gun´s free sale... That´s the only way to evitate school crimes and bombs in marathons... Idiots... More sanity and less guns.
Not about politics | Reviewer: Linda------ About the song Effigy performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
I've read the reviews on this forum but none of them mentioned what I always thought the song was about -- racial equality . The effigy mentioned in the lyrics, to me, calls to mind burning crosses. I wonder if the social commentary contained in the song was about the violent struggle for equal rights for all brothers of all colors ...and that anything less than a peaceful revelution to accomplish it would result in mass destruction and a lot of collateral damage
Who is Ronnie the popular? | Reviewer: Anonymous------ About the song It Came Out Of The Sky performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
It's Ronald Reagan, then the governor of California. He was always saying things were communist plots, particularly anything to do with students at Cal or at San Francisco State.
My Interpretation | Reviewer: Chris------ About the song Effigy performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
I can understand why this song has so many different varied interpretations, although I feel that many of these explanations seem to ignore the last verse.
I don't think this song is about one particular political event and I wouldn't categorize it as a protest song.
In my opinion this is a social commentary on violent revolution, warning of the dangers of that course of action.
The last verse warns of how when violence is used to overthrow a regime, that same violence often subsequently spills over and gets used against the population. This can take the form of brutal oppression by the new regime or the state of chaos that can result in the aftermath of the violent overthrow of the state.
These lyrics could easily apply to many different violent revolution that have happened throughout the course of history. The French Revolution, for example, or for a more recent example consider Libya and possibly Syria in the future (if that government falls).
The line in the first verse about how "The humble subjects watched in mixed emotion" is also important. In my opinion it refers to people's understandable reluctance to participate in a violent revolution, even if they are not fond of the current leader, because they are aware that this will cause bloodshed and instability and may ultimately result in a more oppressive regime taking control.
Whatever the meaning of the lyrics it's a great song and one of my favourites from CCR.
PC | Reviewer: Anonymous------ About the song Fortunate Son performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
For you idiots who consistently say that the U.S. military lost in Vietnam, Iraq, and Afganistan...the NVA and Vietcong were routed in just about every battle in Nam..In Iraq, Sadam's army was overrun in about 1 month, as was the Taliban from Afganistan. It is our politicians that want to try to win the hearts and minds of people who really don't give a shit about democracy, or our way of Government. I'm not here to argue that, but to say that our miltary lost to a third world country is nonsense. While it will go down in history that we pulled out of Nam, after a 10 year war, that was because the politicians never let the military attain what should have been the real objective which was to defeat the NVA and not just support the freedom of the South Vietnamese. If our military would have been given the "green" light, the NVA and Vietcong would have been destroyed within a few months...even with China's help! Too bad our politicians don't actually believe in winning wars, but using them as political pawns...same as Iraq and Afganistan. Believe what you want, but wars are won, when the battle is taken to the enemy, in their territory, something we never did in Nam, except for some sporadic bombing, which didn't last long. The Iraq army and Taliban in Afganistan were defeated by our military in no time..however, our politicians wanted us to play the part of occupiers and our military was left to deal with insurgents, which hid behind women, children and collateral damage. instead of an actual army!
political | Reviewer: bob wire------ About the song Lookin' Out My Back Door performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
wasnt this supposed to be about returning home from the Democratic Convention in Chicago in 68?...jsut dont quite get the flying spoon part--- early reference to coke? Back then only the rich used it and generally from a silver spoon snort.
Song turns me southern | Reviewer: Sarah------ About the song Green River performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
With his crawfish drawal and y'lls Fogerty transforms the listener into a good ole boy for sure. So heavy on the twang, you might have to consult the lyrics for some of the verses! Truly one of the best southern rock tunes ever.
Raisedright | Reviewer: Anonymous------ About the song Fortunate Son performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
If you had not heard this song before the end credits of Battleship, you are too young and inexperienced and uneducated to be commenting on the subject of war. Man you're dad forgot to fill you in on good music!
Don't put it in a box... | Reviewer: Daniel K------ About the song Effigy performed by Creedence Clearwater Revival
The themes of this song are too large and universal to be limited by some era of US policy or specific event. What I like about the song is that I don't get an overt sense of moral judgment. The song expresses a struggle without clearly condemning either side. It simply describes in dark and weighty words, riffs, and drums the tragic saga of human experience. I feel sorrow when I listen and danger. But I don't feel RIGHT or WRONG.
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