While the lyrics to this song have little to do with patriotism, or even anything particularly nice (viewed through the lens of national pride, the lyrics could at best be construed as benevolent xenophobia?), the way this song makes me feel is the way I’d like us all to feel about America. Happy, focused, pumped up.
Also, I’d never seen the video to this song (has anyone, ever?) until looking it up just now, and I can’t think of any song/video combination more anachronistic than this. It’s dreadful. When I listen to the song, I imagine people riding in an old station wagon through flat fields, windows down, pumping their fists out the window in happiness. (Kind of like the album cover, I guess.) Anyway, for the anthem we’ll have to record a new video.