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  •  Only in the United States (6+ / 0-)

    Would someone suggest we need a new national anthem. France doesn't. Germany doesn't. Russia doesn't. Britain doesn't. Not even Japan suggests it. Yet we need to because ours is "hard to sing" and taken from a "drinking song". I suggest you listen to:

    Before you claim we need a new song for the country.

    •  such an incredible voice. such a loss. (1+ / 0-)
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      Before you diagnose yourself with depression or low self-esteem, first make sure that you are not, in fact, just surrounding yourself with a-holes - William Gibson.

      by doesnotworkorplaywellwithothers on Mon Apr 30, 2012 at 07:09:47 PM PDT

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    •  The Australians are in constant debate (0+ / 0-)

      about their anthem, Advance Australia Fair. It's a great anthem, btw.

      I love our anthem. It still gives me chills when I hear it; especially when it's sung without over-embellishments or excessive runs. Are you listening young hot recording artists...?

      Not this mind and not this heart, I won't rot • Mumford & Sons

      by jayden on Mon Apr 30, 2012 at 08:42:42 PM PDT

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    •  Ours is harder to sing (0+ / 0-)

      I hear it butchered more often than sung well. However, three lovely young high school girls did a harmony version of it at our county Democratic dinner last week that was ravishing. But that's an exception. Most people cannot hack the range. I can just squeak under the wire if it's pitched low enough – and I spent eight years in the Chicago Children's Choir.

      Take the "Can't(or)" out of Congress. Support E. Wayne Powell in Va-07.

      by anastasia p on Mon Apr 30, 2012 at 09:30:12 PM PDT

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