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Our next national anthem?

Even die-hard monarchists must (surely) concede that GSTQ is the most awful dirge, so a petition suggesting a new anthem sent me scurrying off to find the lyrics, melody etc. The suggested anthem is, ahem, 'The Red, White and Blue' by rockers Judas Priest.

Can't say that 70's hard rock (except early Zepp, AC/DC etc) is generally my thing, but I was not expecting the song in question to be even more of a dirge than GSTQ. Judge for yourselves:

Read Red, White & Blue lyrics

Can't say the lyrics are all that either:

"When I'm far away
And I can't get through
Wherever I roam
Keeps bringing me back to you
Holding on to hope
There's no need to fear
Wherever I roam
This piece of home
Keeps telling you that I'm near

etc etc.

Now if it had been Take on the World, at least that rocks out.

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Blogger Nick Drew said... 1:31 pm

the most awful dirge

have a care, Mr C, have a care  

Blogger Croydonian said... 1:32 pm

I know, I am asking for a horse whipping.  

Blogger Blue Eyes said... 1:56 pm

Jerusalem, please.  

Blogger Bill Quango MP said... 9:41 pm

It will be Land of hope and glory for home games and Bat out of Hell for away matches.  

Anonymous nomad said... 11:02 am

I thought Flanders and Swann had already cracked this with "The English, the English, the English are best. I wouldn't give tuppence for all of the rest".

Seems fine to me, and serves equally well home or away.  

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