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    Quote Originally Posted by mtm1963 View Post
    The no votes are very telling
    Telling of what?

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    True. Which means it'd be less of an upgrade than if he were alive, but still...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Leo2 View Post
    It's a national anthem, and like every such anthem, the words are mawkish and self congratulatory, but I think it is a fine, stirring piece of music.

    It is amongst my favourite (from the musical point of view) three national anthems. These are, in this order -

    1. Deutschland Leid

    2. La Marseillaise

    3. The Star Spangled Banner

    Of course there are national songs I like better - I Vow to Thee My Country (and I think it should replace God Save the Queen,) and Land of Hope and Glory are both musically superior to La Marseillaise and The Star Spangled Banner, but not to Deutschland Leid (which is taken directly from one of Hayden's string quartets). I also like Waltzing Matilda - a version of which should replace that awful dirge Advance Australia Fair.
    We have other, better songs to choose from. "America the Beautiful" would be my choice. The Star Spangled Banner is entirely a war song, lyrics born in a particular moment that doesn't reflect the breadth of our history, geography, or population. Plus, musically, it's too hard to sing--the range is greater than an octave and a half, falling in exactly the range that will be too high for some, too low for others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtm1963 View Post
    The no votes are very telling
    Indeed. It's very clear who here is tone deaf or prefers simplistic, expository lyrics absent any hint of poetic emotion.

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    Plus, the whole theme of the lyrics have to do with surviving a siege. "Still alive in the morning despite a punishing fusillade from beyond." That's not the way I want to see my country--beset on all sides by enemies, hoping only to keep the ragged flag flying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Davocrat View Post
    Indeed. It's very clear who here is tone deaf or prefers simplistic, expository lyrics absent any hint of poetic emotion.
    Or just traditionalists who are scandalized by the idea of change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    Plus, the whole theme of the lyrics have to do with surviving a siege. "Still alive in the morning despite a punishing fusillade from beyond." That's not the way I want to see my country--beset on all sides by enemies, hoping only to keep the ragged flag flying.
    Given all the Americans these days who are hiding in place to avoid a rampaging mass shooter, "surviving a siege" seems entirely appropriate.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rasselas View Post
    Plus, the whole theme of the lyrics have to do with surviving a siege. "Still alive in the morning despite a punishing fusillade from beyond." That's not the way I want to see my country--beset on all sides by enemies, hoping only to keep the ragged flag flying.
    In an unnecessary war.
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