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National Anthem of England/UK/GB&Ni needs changing

Postby Mr Goo » Sun Jul 14, 2019 09:47 am

Does anyone out there like me dislike the depressing homage to a queen/king that is our national anthem?
I love to see English and UK teams excel but hate it celebrated with the dirge of God Save Our Queen. Why should we sing a celebration to a highly privileged individual. It should be a song to celebrate our country.
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Re: National Anthem - England/UK/GB&Ni

Postby orraloon » Sun Jul 14, 2019 09:54 am

Take a knee Goo, take a knee.

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Postby Mr Goo » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:07 am

orraloon wrote:Take a knee Goo, take a knee.

Thing a about Kaepernick et all taking a knee or Megan Rapino refusing to sing US anthem is that they think they're making a point against that idiot in the Whitehouse. They're actually playing right into his objectionable views.
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Postby PhilipPirrip » Sun Jul 14, 2019 10:21 am

Kaepernick was taking a knee before Trump was president, Trump just made it about him because that was he does with everything, the snowflake.

Anyway, I've always liked the realism of Alexei Sayle's Albanian National Anthem, maybe something we could copy as the country slides into isolationism and rationing;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBm5M7MUWl8

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Re: National Anthem - England/UK/GB&Ni

Postby DeVlaeminck » Sun Jul 14, 2019 11:49 am

I hate our anthem - it's a dirge with politically divisive lyrics. It's not going to change though - you only have to look at how our opinion of the monarchy is carefully stage managed with good news stories about babies, charity work etc headline news and God Save The Queen is part of that. By rights the English should have their own anthem.
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Re: National Anthem - England/UK/GB&Ni

Postby Robert88 » Sun Jul 14, 2019 13:03 pm

We should have a referendum.

1. Should we keep the anthem

2. Should we not keep the anthem.

No need to choose the new one until we have decided we need it then it should be easy enough to agree on the replacement.

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Re: National Anthem of England/UK/GB&Ni needs changing

Postby meursault » Sun Jul 14, 2019 14:55 pm

It's a terrible anachronastic dirge.

I think Billy Connoly suggested the Archers theme.
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Re: National Anthem of England/UK/GB&Ni needs changing

Postby Gary sparrow » Sun Jul 14, 2019 15:14 pm

Maybe get Kraftwerk in to update it a bit

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Re: National Anthem of England/UK/GB&Ni needs changing

Postby sungod » Sun Jul 14, 2019 15:15 pm

off with their aristo heads, it's a good day to start

our new anthem could begin...
arise children of the fatherland
the day of glory has arrived
against us tyranny's
bloody standard is raised
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Re: National Anthem of England/UK/GB&Ni needs changing

Postby Midnight » Sun Jul 14, 2019 15:20 pm

Mr Goo wrote:Does anyone out there like me dislike the depressing homage to a queen/king that is our national anthem?
I love to see English and UK teams excel but hate it celebrated with the dirge of God Save Our Queen. Why should we sing a celebration to a highly privileged individual. It should be a song to celebrate our country.



I said that 45 years ago

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Re: National Anthem of England/UK/GB&Ni needs changing

Postby Midnight » Sun Jul 14, 2019 15:21 pm

Midnight wrote:
Mr Goo wrote:Does anyone out there like me dislike the depressing homage to a queen/king that is our national anthem?
I love to see English and UK teams excel but hate it celebrated with the dirge of God Save Our Queen. Why should we sing a celebration to a highly privileged individual. It should be a song to celebrate our country.



I said that 45 years ago


How about Rule Britannia :) :) :)

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Re: National Anthem of England/UK/GB&Ni needs changing

Postby Mr Goo » Sun Jul 14, 2019 15:47 pm

Well if we don't leave the EU soon we'll all be singing Deutschland, Deutschland Uber Alles!
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Re: National Anthem - England/UK/GB&Ni

Postby rjsterry » Sun Jul 14, 2019 15:54 pm

Robert88 wrote:We should have a referendum.

1. Should we keep the anthem

2. Should we not keep the anthem.

No need to choose the new one until we have decided we need it then it should be easy enough to agree on the replacement.


This would result in the musical equivalent of Boaty McBoatface.

It's nothing special, musically, but saves having to choose something else and the nationalist idiocy that would ensue. I quite like that there isn't an anthem just for England.
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Re: National Anthem of England/UK/GB&Ni needs changing

Postby orraloon » Sun Jul 14, 2019 16:48 pm

Thought the Ingerlish anthem was 'Vindaloo' by Fat Les?

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Re: National Anthem of England/UK/GB&Ni needs changing

Postby cougie » Sun Jul 14, 2019 16:55 pm

Shall we put it on the list of things to do post Brexit ?

I don't think it's a pressing matter.

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Re: National Anthem of England/UK/GB&Ni needs changing

Postby bobmcstuff » Sun Jul 14, 2019 19:04 pm

It's not so much the subject matter for me as the fact it's a f*cking funeral dirge.

Anything else.

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Re: National Anthem of England/UK/GB&Ni needs changing

Postby Surrey Commuter » Sun Jul 14, 2019 19:42 pm

Mr Goo wrote:Well if we don't leave the EU soon we'll all be singing Deutschland, Deutschland Uber Alles!
:lol: :lol: :lol:


Bizarrely I agree that England needs an anthem and the UK needs a new anthem.

But, and it is a very big butt, a far bigger problem is that too many of our citizens celebrate and broadcast their own stupidity

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Re: National Anthem of England/UK/GB&Ni needs changing

Postby Pross » Sun Jul 14, 2019 19:53 pm

Quite happy with my national anthem thanks

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Postby 4kicks » Sun Jul 14, 2019 20:04 pm

Robert88 wrote:We should have a referendum.

1. Should we keep the anthem

2. Should we not keep the anthem.

No need to choose the new one until we have decided we need it then it should be easy enough to agree on the replacement.

Oh yes, lets, as having a referendum here has proven itself to be a surefire way of putting an issue to bed once and for all...
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Re: National Anthem of England/UK/GB&Ni needs changing

Postby Tangled Metal » Sun Jul 14, 2019 20:15 pm

Does anyone really bother with a national anthem? What rule or influence does it have on your life? Is it really important?

Personally I rarely even hear it. When do they play it? Medal ceremonies at international sporting events. I don't watch the medal ceremonies it's a good time to go and get snacks or a drink between the actual sporting events in day the Olympics. Football finals? Sorry but England never gets to them and neither do b any other of the nations of the British Isles. At a push England cricket or rugby teams might get to win the final internationally but tbh I don't have pay to view TV so I'm the future might not even get to see that happen.

So IMHO what's the big deal?


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