What does Born On The Bayou mean?

Creedence Clearwater Revival: Born On The Bayou Meaning

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Song Released: 1969


Born On The Bayou Lyrics

Now, when I was just a little boy,

Standin' to my Daddy's knee,

My poppa said, "Son, don't let the man get you

Do what he done to me."

'Cause he'll get you,

'Cause he'll get you now, now.



And I can remember the fourth of...

  1. anonymous
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    Mar 19th 2016 !⃝

    The Father telling his son to ''be cautious not to get caught'' like he did in several ways by ''the man'' that can represent something you fear or don't understand. Like the government[Uncle Sam] that was a popular and famous name used in the 60's who wanted you to join him and go to war for him if you're needed even to sellout the people, for him and personal gain that can corrupt your mind and soul in the long run. The Father is also wanting the son to be careful if rolling around aimlessly with some ''Cajun Queen'',not to get caught by ''the man'' that could be her Papa who may represent somebody like a Boogie man that dabbles in necromancy. This can open your mind to strange spirits and their ways that reduces your own faith and belief. Which should be in God[Jesus] to understand yourself with and feel free to run on and For Independence Day. Instead of being caught by the sounds of ''The Hoo Doo'' there that he and his Hound Dog are curious to chase and find it around the errie swamps, where they were all ''Born On The Bayou'' of New Orleans.


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