Six songs for patriotic pride
Forget "Born in the U.S.A."
Here are six songs that will make you proud to be an American as July 4 approaches:
"This Land is Your Land" by Woody Guthrie • With the original 1944 lyrics.
"4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)," Bruce Springsteen • Because of the line: "Sandy, the fireworks are hailin' over Little Eden tonight."
"I'm a Patriot," Steven Van Zandt • Look for Jackson Browne or Pearl Jam's version.
"No More Kings," Schoolhouse Rock • Check out Pavement's rambunctious cover.
"Don't Tread on Me," Metallica • A little bellicose, but what's more American than electric guitars?
"If You're Reading This," Tim McGraw • For all of the soldiers, sailors and Coast Guard personnel out there.