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Should "God Save the Queen/King" be replaced as the National Anthem  

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  1. 1. Should "What would you like to see replace it?

    • Nothing. Don't change it
      3
    • Land of Hope and Glory
      7
    • Jerusalem
      8
    • I Vow to Thee My Country
      1
    • Something better than the jingoistic nonsense above
      8


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Inspired by discussion in the Commonwealth Games thread. Should God Save the Queen be replaced as the National Anthem?

 

What should it be replaced with?

Edited by bickster
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I vote Jerusalem, but only as the English national anthem. Probably plum for IVTTMC, as a British national anthem. GSTQ is an dirge, and as an agnostic, anti-monarchist, the meaning of the song is wasted on me.

 

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We need something a bit more upbeat. All the South Americans bellowing out their fast paced anthems even after the music stopped really gets them up for the games whereas ours sounds like a funeral march and we then (fittingly) proceed to get buried.

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The theme from 'Ski Sunday'. 

 

Just La La along with it.

 

Smack my b-tch up.  :P

 

If it's the Prodigy, I'd go for 'Claustrophobic Sting'. No words, just maniacal laughter.

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Jerusalem is a cracking tune, but the words - while a fascinating example of Blake's poetry - are anachronistic religious tosh. 

 

Land of Hope and Glory is also a cracking tune, but the words are anachronistic imperialist tosh. 

 

As I said upthread, I'd rather we didn't have one at all, but if we must, I'd prefer an instrumental, with no lyrics at all. 

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Jerusalem is a cracking tune, but the words - while a fascinating example of Blake's poetry - are anachronistic religious tosh. 

 

Land of Hope and Glory is also a cracking tune, but the words are anachronistic imperialist tosh. 

 

As I said upthread, I'd rather we didn't have one at all, but if we must, I'd prefer an instrumental, with no lyrics at all. 

Thats why my vote was I Vow to Thee My Country. The least tosh of whats available.

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