Born down in a dead man's town
The first kick I took was when I hit the ground

from Bruce Springsteen – Born in the U.S.A. Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Bruce’s original version of this song, recorded in 1982, was extremely downbeat and somber, seemingly a better fit to a story of this character who keeps being defeated by life’s challenges:

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