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Re: Your Nation's Athem Broken Down Into Humanspeak™
« Reply #15 on: September 16, 2013, 11:40:54 pm »
It's the 1904 version, which already seems quite long enough.

The last verse is ONLY sung at West Point.

Ah, OK.
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« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2013, 12:04:31 am »
Yes, we love this country Which rises up,
Rugged and weathered, above the sea,
With its thousands of homes.
Love it, love it and think
About our mothers and fathers
And the saga of past ages
That sends dreams to our earth,
And the saga of past ages
That sends dreams, sends dreams to our earth.

Norseman, in house and cabin,
Thank your great God!
It was His will to protect the country
Although things looked dark.
While fathers fought
And mothers cried,
Our Lord quietly opened the way
So that we won our right.
Our Lord quietly opened the way
So that we won, we won our right.

Yes, we love this country
Which rises up,
Rugged and weathered, above the sea,
With its thousands of homes.
And as our fathers' struggle has raised it
From distress to victory,
We also, when called upon,
Will strike a blow for its peace.
We also, when called upon,
Will strike a blow for its peace, its peace.
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« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2013, 03:28:48 am »
It's the 1904 version, which already seems quite long enough.

The last verse is ONLY sung at West Point.

Ah, OK.

I'm a moron.  You DID include the last verse, and somehow I looked right past it.

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Re: Your Nation's Athem Broken Down Into Humanspeak™
« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2013, 03:35:21 am »
I see both Nigel and Faust have beaten me to it, so let me introduce to you the state song for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, written in 1966 and codified by the General Court in 1981  :lulz: :

All hail to Massachusetts, the land of the free and the brave!
For Bunker Hill and Charlestown, and flag we love to wave;
For Lexington and Concord, and the shot heard 'round the world;
All hail to Massachusetts, we'll keep her flag unfurled.
She stands upright for freedom's light that shines from sea to sea;
All hail to Massachusetts! Our country 'tis of thee!

All hail to grand old Bay State, the home of the bean and the cod,
Where pilgrims found a landing and gave their thanks to God.
A land of opportunity in the good old U.S.A.
Where men live long and prosper, and people come to stay.
Don't sell her short but learn to court her industry and stride;
All hail to grand old Bay State! The land of pilgrim's pride!

All hail to Massachusetts, renowned in the Hall of Fame!
How proudly wave her banners emblazoned with her name!
In unity and brotherhood, sons and daughters go hand in hand;
All hail to Massachusetts, there is no finer land!
It's M-A-S-S-A-C-H-U-S-E-T-T-S.
All hail to Massachusetts! All hail! All hail! All hail!
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Re: Your Nation's Athem Broken Down Into Humanspeak™
« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2013, 03:37:58 am »
Yes, we love this country Which rises up, <--- What is up with you and the damn Canucks rising up?
Rugged and weathered, above the sea,
With its thousands of homes. <--- Mild exaggeration, I think.
Love it, love it and think <--- Pervert beardos.
About our mothers and fathers <--- See above.
And the saga of past ages
That sends dreams to our earth,
And the saga of past ages
That sends dreams, sends dreams to our earth. <--- I have NO idea what the hell those 4 lines mean.  WTF?

Norseman, in house and cabin, <--- Do you really need both?
Thank your great God! <---  Björn Ulvaeus?
It was His will to protect the country <--- Except for that little thing in the 1940s.
Although things looked dark. <--- That's because you're above the Arctic Circle.  It's dark 6 months each year.
While fathers fought <--- If they gave both teams a puck, that wouldn't happen.
And mothers cried, <--- Mommy cries because you're bad.
Our Lord quietly opened the way <--- Benny Andersson?
So that we won our right. <--- Right to what?
Our Lord quietly opened the way <--- ‎Frida Lyngstad?
So that we won, we won our right. <--- Goddammit, be more specific!  RIGHT TO WHAT?

Yes, we love this country <--- Except the Death Metal guys.  They aren't allowed to love ANYTHING.  EVER.
Which rises up, <--- You and the fucking Canadians have to knock this off.  Nail the fucking thing down.
Rugged and weathered, above the sea,
With its thousands of homes. <--- Hundreds, tops.
And as our fathers' struggle has raised it <--- If you'd stop raising the damn thing and get jobs...
From distress to victory, <--- ...None of this would be necessary!
We also, when called upon,
Will strike a blow for its peace. <--- Dick Cheney?
We also, when called upon,
Will strike a blow for its peace, its peace. <--- George Bush?
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Re: Your Nation's Athem Broken Down Into Humanspeak™
« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2013, 03:38:53 am »
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Where men live long and prosper, and people come to stay.

Right. Leonard Nimoy is from Mattapan. Though, if that's the reference, the anthem must have been written very shortly after Star Trek started airing.
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« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2013, 03:40:38 am »
China's Anthem:

March of the Volunteers

Arise! All those who don't want to be slaves!
 Let our flesh and blood forge our new Great Wall!
 As the Chinese nation has arrived at its most perilous time.
 Every person is forced to expel his/her very last roar.
 Arise! Arise! Arise!
 Our million hearts beating as one,
 Brave the enemy's fire, March on!
 Brave the enemy's fire, March on!
 March on! March on! On!

How that doesn't bring a tear to my eye, I'll never know.  :lol:
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« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2013, 03:41:22 am »
Yes, we love this country Which rises up, <--- What is up with you and the damn Canucks rising up?
Rugged and weathered, above the sea,
With its thousands of homes. <--- Mild exaggeration, I think.
Love it, love it and think <--- Pervert beardos.
About our mothers and fathers <--- See above.
And the saga of past ages
That sends dreams to our earth,
And the saga of past ages
That sends dreams, sends dreams to our earth. <--- I have NO idea what the hell those 4 lines mean.  WTF?

Norseman, in house and cabin, <--- Do you really need both?
Thank your great God! <---  Björn Ulvaeus?
It was His will to protect the country <--- Except for that little thing in the 1940s.
Although things looked dark. <--- That's because you're above the Arctic Circle.  It's dark 6 months each year.
While fathers fought <--- If they gave both teams a puck, that wouldn't happen.
And mothers cried, <--- Mommy cries because you're bad.
Our Lord quietly opened the way <--- Benny Andersson?
So that we won our right. <--- Right to what?
Our Lord quietly opened the way <--- ‎Frida Lyngstad?
So that we won, we won our right. <--- Goddammit, be more specific!  RIGHT TO WHAT?

Yes, we love this country <--- Except the Death Metal guys.  They aren't allowed to love ANYTHING.  EVER.
Which rises up, <--- You and the fucking Canadians have to knock this off.  Nail the fucking thing down.
Rugged and weathered, above the sea,
With its thousands of homes. <--- Hundreds, tops.
And as our fathers' struggle has raised it <--- If you'd stop raising the damn thing and get jobs...
From distress to victory, <--- ...None of this would be necessary!
We also, when called upon,
Will strike a blow for its peace. <--- Dick Cheney?
We also, when called upon,
Will strike a blow for its peace, its peace. <--- George Bush?

 :lulz:
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Re: Your Nation's Athem Broken Down Into Humanspeak™
« Reply #23 on: September 17, 2013, 03:53:57 am »

God of Nations at Thy feet,
In the bonds of love we meet,
Hear our voices, we entreat,
God defend our free land.
Guard Pacific's triple star
From the shafts of strife and war,
Make her praises heard afar,
God defend New Zealand.


Men of every creed and race,
Gather here before Thy face,
Asking Thee to bless this place,
God defend our free land.
From dissension, envy, hate,
And corruption guard our state,
Make our country good and great,
God defend New Zealand.


Peace, not war, shall be our boast,
But, should foes assail our coast,
Make us then a mighty host,
God defend our free land.
Lord of battles in Thy might,
Put our enemies to flight,
Let our cause be just and right,
God defend New Zealand.


Let our love for Thee increase,
May Thy blessings never cease,
Give us plenty, give us peace,
God defend our free land.
From dishonour and from shame,
Guard our country's spotless name,
Crown her with immortal fame,
God defend New Zealand.


May our mountains ever be
Freedom's ramparts on the sea,
Make us faithful unto Thee,
God defend our free land.
Guide her in the nations' van,
Preaching love and truth to man,
Working out Thy glorious plan,
God defend New Zealand.
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« Reply #24 on: September 17, 2013, 03:56:38 am »
March of the Volunteers

Arise! All those who don't want to be slaves! <--- WHAT IS UP WITH ALL THE LEVITATING COUNTRIES?
 Let our flesh and blood forge our new Great Wall! <--- Ew.  Just ew.
 As the Chinese nation has arrived at its most perilous time. <--- Well, that's encouraging.
 Every person is forced to expel his/her very last roar. <--- ON WHAT GROUNDS?
 Arise! Arise! Arise! <--- NO, LEAVE THE FUCKING THING ON THE GROUND WHERE IT BELONGS.
 Our million hearts beating as one, <--- What about the other 1,499,000,000?  What do they do?
 Brave the enemy's fire, March on! <--- Guy saying this is safe in a bunker somewhere.
 Brave the enemy's fire, March on!
 March on! March on! On! <--- Two by two into the ocean, line never ends, etc.

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« Reply #25 on: September 17, 2013, 03:57:00 am »
It seems like a lot of these anthems are:
"We're totally peace-loving democratic people. And we will totally kill you."

Especially when taking Ireland, Norway and New Zealand into account.
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« Reply #26 on: September 17, 2013, 03:57:27 am »
More tomorrow.
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« Reply #27 on: September 17, 2013, 03:58:19 am »
March of the Volunteers

Arise! All those who don't want to be slaves! <--- WHAT IS UP WITH ALL THE LEVITATING COUNTRIES?
 Let our flesh and blood forge our new Great Wall! <--- Ew.  Just ew.
 As the Chinese nation has arrived at its most perilous time. <--- Well, that's encouraging.
 Every person is forced to expel his/her very last roar. <--- ON WHAT GROUNDS?
 Arise! Arise! Arise! <--- NO, LEAVE THE FUCKING THING ON THE GROUND WHERE IT BELONGS.
 Our million hearts beating as one, <--- What about the other 1,499,000,000?  What do they do?
 Brave the enemy's fire, March on! <--- Guy saying this is safe in a bunker somewhere.
 Brave the enemy's fire, March on!
 March on! March on! On! <--- Two by two into the ocean, line never ends, etc.

 Fantastic!  :lulz:
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« Reply #28 on: September 17, 2013, 03:58:39 am »
March of the Volunteers

Arise! All those who don't want to be slaves! <--- WHAT IS UP WITH ALL THE LEVITATING COUNTRIES?
 Let our flesh and blood forge our new Great Wall! <--- Ew.  Just ew.
 As the Chinese nation has arrived at its most perilous time. <--- Well, that's encouraging.
 Every person is forced to expel his/her very last roar. <--- ON WHAT GROUNDS?
 Arise! Arise! Arise! <--- NO, LEAVE THE FUCKING THING ON THE GROUND WHERE IT BELONGS.
 Our million hearts beating as one, <--- What about the other 1,499,000,000?  What do they do?
 Brave the enemy's fire, March on! <--- Guy saying this is safe in a bunker somewhere.
 Brave the enemy's fire, March on!
 March on! March on! On! <--- Two by two into the ocean, line never ends, etc.

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Re: Your Nation's Athem Broken Down Into Humanspeak™
« Reply #29 on: September 17, 2013, 05:07:41 am »
ARRIBA AMIGOS!

Mexicans, at the cry of war
Make ready the steel and the bridle
And let the earth shake to the core
At the roar of the cannon
And let the earth shake to the core
At the roar of the cannon

Gird, oh country, your brow with olive oil
Given by the divine archangel of peace
Since your eternal destiny was written in heaven
by the finger of God
But should a foreign enemy
Profane your ground with their sole
Think, oh beloved country, that heaven
Has given you a soldier in every son

Dear homeland! Dear homeland!
Your children swear
To exhale breath in your cause
If the bugle in its belligerent (warlike) tone
Summons them to fight with courage
You will get the olive garlands!
They will have a memory of glory!
You will get a laurel of victory!
They will have a tomb of honor!
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