Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Potential New National Anthem #2

Posted By on Tue, Aug 5, 2008 at 2:40 PM

"Prince, unlike all our other images or fakes or presidents, stands for values. I mean: he believes... Prince believes in feelings... and fame. Fame is making it and common sense.''
-- Kathy Acker

"I only regret that I have but one life to give for my country."
-- Nathan Hale

Indeed, the song embedded below embodies the ecstatic and frankly very aroused patriotic fervor I feel whenever I think about American history and culture. Other points in its favor are that the words are easy for everyone to learn, and the fact that other countries would envy us more than they already do. A potential pitfall is the awkwardness that would ensue when high school girls sing it at minor league baseball games, although amateur-friendlines isn't exactly a strong suit of our current national anthem either. Anyway, please rise and remove your caps:



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