National Anthem

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I was thinking earlier, we need to change the national anthem for england. I want Jerusalem to be the new one because belting that out is so moving and its a brilliant inspirational bit of music. Any silly suggestions are welcome.
 

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I think the one we have now is fine, changing it would be just not good, it's something that identifies us, along with the Beatles it's the one thing people hear and think "british".
 

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It just doesn't sound right, would be more suited at the end of a war film or something.
 

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god save our queen is just far too depressing, we need something to bellow out and to get people fired up when they hear it. Thats exactly what other countries have, just look at the french and the germans anthems, they have got it spot on in my view.
 

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Least it aint the welsh one, *text deleted**text deleted* me that sucks.
 

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i think they should do happy hardcore at the next Trooping The Colour
 

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Britain Will Become Great Once Again
And Thats How Our Nation Will Remain
With Our British Hearts Beating And As The Union Jack Flies
We Shal Fight Side By Side With Our Heads Held High
We Shal Keep Marching Foreword Never To Surrender
Honour To Our Fallen Brothers Always To Remember
We Shal Live On Through The Ages Never To Be Outdone
Always To Stand Strong And United As One
Forever Shal Our Nation Be Great
Forever Shal We Defend
We Will Not Flag Or Fail
We Will Go To The End

(Y)
 

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I've always liked 'I vow to thee my country.' Not exactly a song to be shouted at a football match, but it's a powerful hymn (especially with the often left out second verse):

I vow to thee, my country, all earthly things above,
Entire and whole and perfect, the service of my love;
The love that asks no question, the love that stands the test,
That lays upon the altar the dearest and the best;
The love that never falters, the love that pays the price,
The love that makes undaunted the final sacrifice.

I heard my country calling, away across the sea,
Across the waste of waters she calls and calls to me.
Her sword is girded at her side, her helmet on her head,
And round her feet are lying the dying and the dead.
I hear the noise of battle, the thunder of her guns,
I haste to thee my mother, a son among thy sons.

And there's another country, I've heard of long ago,
Most dear to them that love her, most great to them that know;
We may not count her armies, we may not see her King;
Her fortress is a faithful heart, her pride is suffering;
And soul by soul and silently her shining bounds increase,
And her ways are ways of gentleness, and all her paths are peace.
 
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i think god save our queen is one of the best national anthems out there, didnt like the french one
 

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The national anthen should be sung at schools, i didnt no most of the words until i turned 16 and even then i looked it up myself.

Like the Americans, you cant go 10yards without seeing a USA flag and the anthem is sung before school every day, spose that would be 'racist' in Britain...
 

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The national anthen should be sung at schools, i didnt no most of the words until i turned 16 and even then i looked it up myself.

Like the Americans, you cant go 10yards without seeing a USA flag and the anthem is sung before school every day, spose that would be 'racist' in Britain...
you're right there mate, i think the union jack should fly high from every town hall and important public building
 

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Might offend somebody you know!
i don't see what is so offensive about flying a flag (and it only gets offensive when we suggest things like this). Other countries fly flags proudly, a flag is a symbol that is unique to that country and by expressing that, there is no problem in my view. I don't get offended when i go to another country and see their flag being paraded. It is an important part of a countries identity. I hate the pussy footing culture we live in nowadays, national pride is considered racist by most people in this country and it does my head in. If i flew the english flag over my house i would have police knocking on the door within a few hours telling me to take it down. A lot of people think that if someone is proud and patriotic then they are on the verge of being racist.
What a load of poop!
 
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critchmufc

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i think we should paint the roads with the union jack, and get union jacks tattooed on our foreheads, also have to say 'god save our queen' wen we greet somone

.....joke
 
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