Bruce Springsteen is the quintessential American rocker—like baseball, apple pie, and Chuck Norris combined. So before you head out to your local fireworks display this evening to celebrate our nation's independence, get amped for the show with this tale of the disproportionate burden placed on the working class during the Vietnam War. It's your civic duty.

Fun Fact: Bruce Springsteen rarely did official music videos, at least in the traditional sense. I mean, he did music videos (obviously, see above) but they were rarely produced. Instead, Springsteen videos are often stitched together from his live concert footage and home movies. That's why the overdubbed lyrics and his lips don't always sync.

This post has been updated to more accurately reflect Born in the USA and Springsteen's music video history.