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LostInEmulation
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30 May 2008, 9:25 am

This is not the official anthem of the Federal REpublic of Germany, it is the one of the German Democratic Republic:

Auferstanden aus Ruinen
und der Zukunft zugewandt,
lasst uns Dir zum Guten dienen,
Deutschland, einig Vaterland.
Alte Not gilt es zu zwingen,
und wir zwingen sie vereint,
denn es muss uns doch gelingen,
dass die Sonne schön wie nie
über Deutschland scheint,
über Deutschland scheint.

Glück und Friede sei beschieden
Deutschland, unserm Vaterland.
Alle Welt sehnt sich nach Frieden,
reicht den Völkern eure Hand.
Wenn wir brüderlich uns einen,
schlagen wir des Volkes Feind.
Lasst das Licht des Friedens scheinen,
dass nie eine Mutter mehr
ihren Sohn beweint,
ihren Sohn beweint.

Lasst uns pflügen, lasst uns bauen,
lernt und schafft wie nie zuvor,
und der eignen Kraft vertrauend
steigt ein frei Geschlecht empor.
Deutsche Jugend, bestes Streben
unsres Volks in dir vereint,
wirst du Deutschlands neues Leben.
Und die Sonne schön wie nie
über Deutschland scheint,
über Deutschland scheint.

And this is the English translation according to wikipedia (I think if you look at the second stanza, you get an idea why I preffered to post it instead of the FRG one):

Risen from the ruins
and faced towards the future,
Let us serve you for the good,
Germany, united fatherland.
Old woes have to be conquered,
and united so we shall,
For we must be successful for once
that the sun, beautiful as never before,
Shines over Germany,
shines over Germany.

Happiness and peace may be granted
Germany, our fatherland.
All the world longs for peace,
so go forth and extend your hand.
When as brothers we unite,
we defeat the people's foe.
Let shine the light of Peace
so that no mother ever again must
Mourn her son,
mourn her son.

Let us plough, let us build,
do learn and work as never before,
And, with confidence in its own strength,
a free generation will come forth.
German youth, the best endeavor
of our people combined in you,
You will be Germany's new life.
And the sun, more beautiful than ever
Shine over Germany,
shine over Germany.

BTW: Did you know that you can sing the lyrics of the GDR anthem to the music of the FRG one and the other way around?


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30 May 2008, 9:27 am

Rats, My national anthem was in the very first post :P



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30 May 2008, 12:17 pm

Imagine there's no Heaven
It's easy if you try
No hell below us
Above us only sky
Imagine all the people
Living for today

Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will be as one

Imagine no possessions
I wonder if you can
No need for greed or hunger
A brotherhood of man
Imagine all the people
Sharing all the world

You may say that I'm a dreamer
But I'm not the only one
I hope someday you'll join us
And the world will live as one


Sorry, my patriotism isn't what it should be.
I am always reminded of that instead.



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30 May 2008, 1:31 pm

This is the unofficial Scottish anthem (although I consider myself British as well,'God Save
The Queen' originally had a verse that included the line 'Rebellious Scots to crush' so it isn't as popular)

O Flower Of Scotland
When will we see your likes again
That fought and died for
Your wee bit hill and glen
And stood against him,Proud Edward's army,
And sent him homeward,tae think again

The hills are bare now
And autumn leaves lie thick and still
For a land that is lost now
But oh so dearly loved
That stood against him,Proud Edward's army
And sent him homeward,tae think again

Those days are gone now
And in the past they must remain
But we can still rise now
And be the nation again
That stood against him,Proud Edward's army
And sent him homeward,tae think again


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