Lets see who remembers most of the U.S. National Anthem! No cheating.
Oh say can you see, by the dawn's early night.
McDonalds, FUCK YEAH!
Wal-Mart, FUCK YEAH!
The Gap, FUCK YEAH!
Baseball, FUCK YEAH!
I'm probably the only American that knows the national anthems of the US, Canada, the UK, and Italy.
I know the Soviet anthem, learned it for the lulz.
United in labour, united in friendship,
the great soviet union, shall ever endure!
Are you sure?
Hustler falls under porno, not books.
United forever in friendship and labour,
Our mighty republics shall ever endure!
The Great Soviet Union shall live through the ages,
A dream of the people, their fortress secure!
la marseillaise makes me all patriotic towards some country i've never been to.
I don't perfectly know how to state it, but in Die Wacht am Rhein, on the first of the two "fest steht und treu die Wacht, die Wacht am Rhein!", the line ends sort of high and dying, unfinished, demanding a repetition. I don't really care for the rest of the song but that's really pretty.
I love how this song is about slaughter and bloodshed (for the nation, okay, but it's hardcore), and we still sing it at peaceful events, sport competitions and such. Okay, the 'modern' version skips the most violent parts, but still...
I think every American should know the national anthem, it's a song that truly "belongs" to every member of the country, culturally and all. Nice and inspiring too, you can belt it out any time.