God bless Australia, the best anthem that never happened.

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  1. Smack

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    No thanks I'd rather be girt by sea
     
  2. Mr Spock!

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    The words of advance Australia fair are pretty good.

    Needs a different tune.

    Played this at school and the kids love it.

     
  3. Mr Spock!

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    The Star spangled banner does glorify war.

    In verse 3 it has

    No refuge could save the hireling and slave
    From the terror of flight, or the gloom of the grave:
    And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave,
    O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.
     
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    Shit that is a young Adam Hills.
     
  5. Canard

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    You probably aren't doing it right if you think Khe Sanh "glorifies" war.

    I'm guessing you think Born in The USA is patriotic or Fight for your Right to Party is a not being sarcastic?
     
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  6. OVP

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    That particular verse is about how the slaves in America at the time joined the Brits. They had no other choice to get back their freedom. So it's actually an anti-slave (Not anti-slavery) song as well. They were pretty much hunted down and killed after that.
     
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  7. sensesmaybenumbed

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    That's absolutely ridiculous.

    I enjoyed that
     
  8. Collateral

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    USA!
     
  9. veggiepatch1959

    veggiepatch1959 First Grade

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    Goose Springbean is rubbish while the Beastie Boys are true talent.

    I vote the Stranglers' "I Feel Like A W O G" to replace "God Save The Queen" as the UK's national anthem. A little bit more topical than the Sex Pistols' iconic pisstake of the current anthem.

    When you come to think of it, very few countries have an upbeat, lively anthem with most opting for a pompous dirge which are more sleep inducing than tempazepam.
     
  10. 2_Smoking_Guns

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    that sounds like an unfinished sentence.....
     
  11. Mr Spock!

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    Yeah I know.....the author was a virulent anti-abolitionist who even tried to pass legislation to have abolitionists banned.....but many Yanks don't know that.

    It's a song about the War of 1812 when the US tried to invade Canada..

    It's far more about glorifying war than Khe Sahn.
     
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  12. Mr Spock!

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    Aussie Aussie Aussie!!!!
     
  13. M2D2

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    Yes. Because our national anthem sucks, the song OP posted sucks. and Waltzing Matilida can drown in a pond. f**k that song in the ass.
     
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  14. Mr Spock!

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    A Scot wrote Advance Australia Fair......

    And who doesn't love the original second verse...

    When gallant Cook from Albion sailed,
    To trace wide oceans o'er,
    True British courage bore him on,
    Til he landed on our shore.
    Then here he raised Old England's flag,
    The standard of the brave;
    "With all her faults we love her still"
    "Britannia rules the wave."
    In joyful strains then let us sing
    Advance Australia fair.
     
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    You were obviously born after we had to sing God save the Queen every week.....
     
  16. gUt

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    Yep Spock, every Tuesday morning for parade 1) Advance Australia Fair 2) God Save the Queen 3) The lord's prayer.

    If only Borry was around then.
     
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  17. Mr Spock!

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    We never got to sing Advance Australia fair until it was officially replaced.

    And yeah we used to say the Lord's Prayer every day.
     
  18. Collateral

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    Aren't there a lot of anthems that are based on war or some form of bloodshed?

    France and Colombia have pretty violent anthems.
     
  19. Pantherjim.

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    Personally I have no issues with Advance Australia Fair, probably needs a bit of tweaking though.

    As for those who have suggested we change the anthem to "Waltzing Matilda"

    A song about a guy who steals a sheep and then drowns himself to avoid the coppers as our anthem.... Yeah.... Brilliant idea...

    I'd sooner have someone polish my arse with an orbital sander.
     
  20. bazza

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    It could only be more Australian if we paid an American to write it
     

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