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ruveyn
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08 Sep 2012, 1:41 pm

The U.S. needs a new National Anthem. No more hymns about a rocket attack on a fort back in the early 1800s. How about:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sWS-FoXbjVI

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10 Sep 2012, 12:37 pm

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZF5wpntXsk[/youtube]


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10 Sep 2012, 1:52 pm

Aww shucks, 'merica can't take credit for inventing slavery or sushi. I also think they forgot to mention nukes... and Chuck Norris (pbuh).



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10 Sep 2012, 2:12 pm

This is a must:

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h0_0qIinAa8[/youtube]



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10 Sep 2012, 2:18 pm

For some reason, dicatorships like Kazhaakstan, the USSR or China always have the best national anthems. Most European/North American nations have extremely boring anthems.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U06jlgpMtQs[/youtube]



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10 Sep 2012, 4:13 pm

The current national anthem is difficult for the average person to sing and contains awkward phrasing and archaic words. Also, it is a song about an unremarkable battle in a mostly-forgotten war.
I like "My Country 'Tis Of Thee". The only problem is that the melody is borrowed from "God Save the Queen". That could be confusing whenever it is played without lyrics - at the Olympics, for example.
I also like "America the Beautiful", albeit minus the "God shed His grace on thee" phrase.



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10 Sep 2012, 4:37 pm

Kurgan wrote:
For some reason, dicatorships like Kazhaakstan, the USSR or China always have the best national anthems. Most European/North American nations have extremely boring anthems.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U06jlgpMtQs[/youtube]


Omg, so nice.! I think the answer to your question is some sort of fascism, but this is very impressive nevertheless ^^



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11 Sep 2012, 11:00 am

from my 2003 blog:

"I said "the Folsom Prison Blues" should be our national anthem--it says more about America, with its guns, its prisons, & its loneliness of highways, than any other single song. But to be the country of "This Land is Your Land" (including the often-omitted verses)--that is something to aspire to."


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13 Sep 2012, 1:25 am

I would be happy with Born in the USA



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15 Sep 2012, 1:00 pm

I vote for David Bowie's "Chant of the Ever-circling skeletal family".