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  • The Star Spangled Bannner

    26 44.83%
  • America the Beautiful

    14 24.14%
  • God Bless America

    2 3.45%
  • America, $%#@ Yeah! (theme to Team America)

    11 18.97%
  • Write a brand new song

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    Re: What should be the US National Anthem?

    Really. can we leave anything alone anymore...Ive heard that song since I was old enough to understand english and for 55 yrs or more we've never had a problem finding someone to sing it. There is absolutely no reason to change our National Anthem after more than 200 yrs.
    The song is about war yes...because WAR is what allowed us to be FREE and what we are. Leave it the hell alone...

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    I didn't vote because there is no OTHER option. I would vote for "This Land Is Your Land" by Woody Gunthrie, which actually compeated with the "Star spangled Banner" back in the early 30's.
    Perhaps it would remind people that, this land is your land, this land is my land....
    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Not everyone likes the Star Spangled Banner. For one thing, it's hard to sing. It starts low and goes way up. It's also a song about war. That's why some people are in favor of us switching to America the Beautiful or some other song. However, for all its faults, the Star Spangled Banner is a catchy tune that stays in your head, and we've always been able to find singers who can handle it. I have mixed feelings. I like the song, but I wouldn't be mad if we switched to America the Beautiful. Vote what you think.

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    Re: What should be the US National Anthem?

    I have no problem with the Star Spangled Banner. IF it was to be replaced, the only current song I'd entertain as a replacement is Lee Greenwood's "God Bless the USA".

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    Re: What should be the US National Anthem?

    I say leave it alone. It may have some unpleasant lyrics but our history is unpleasant. The song itself is beautiful when done well. Other nation's anthems pale in comparison, those Canada's isn't bad.

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    Much as I love the A-hole from El Paso, I'm sticking with the Okie, Woody Guthrie.

    Quote Originally Posted by Risky Thicket View Post
    Some of you aren't into good Texas music and I understand that, but listen to this one by Kinky Friedman. Damned if the song isn't truer now than the day it was written. This would be my choice. Sold American.


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    Re: What should be the US National Anthem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Luna Tick View Post
    Not everyone likes the Star Spangled Banner.
    Of the threads which should be for military only...

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    You got that right, Cat.

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    As far as song lyrics about what this country should be about, it would be hard to top the song most of us first learned in the third grade (so we already know the words), "This Land is Your Land," by Woodie Guthrie.

    Sung here by his son, Arlo, with the Boston Pops ~


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    Re: What should be the US National Anthem?

    Quote Originally Posted by lpast View Post
    Really. can we leave anything alone anymore...Ive heard that song since I was old enough to understand english and for 55 yrs or more we've never had a problem finding someone to sing it. There is absolutely no reason to change our National Anthem after more than 200 yrs.
    The song is about war yes...because WAR is what allowed us to be FREE and what we are. Leave it the hell alone...
    Actually, it hasn't been the anthem for 200 years. It became the official anthem in 1931.

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    Tucker Case - Tard magnet.

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    Re: What should be the US National Anthem?

    The Ray Charles version of America the Beautiful takes some beating. The Star Spangled Banner has a nice story behind it but the tune is, as has been pointed out, and old English drinking song and frankly it sucks.
    "Groups with guitars are on the way out, Mr. Epstein"

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