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RocRizzo55

(980 posts)
Wed Jan 20, 2021, 05:28 PM Jan 2021

I think that they should change the National Anthem to this:

This Land Is Your Land
Words and Music by Woody Guthrie

This land is your land, this land is my land
From California to the New York island,
From the redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters;
This land was made for you and me.

As I was walking that ribbon of highway
I saw above me that endless skyway;
I saw below me that golden valley;
This land was made for you and me.

I've roamed and rambled and I followed my footsteps
To the sparkling sands of her diamond deserts;
And all around me a voice was sounding;
This land was made for you and me.

When the sun came shining, and I was strolling,
And the wheat fields waving and the dust clouds rolling,
As the fog was lifting a voice was chanting:
This land was made for you and me.

As I went walking I saw a sign there,
And on the sign it said "No Trespassing."
But on the other side it didn't say nothing.
That side was made for you and me.

In the streets of the city, in the shadow of the steeple,
By the relief office I seen my people;
As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking
Is this land made for you and me?

Nobody living can ever stop me,
As I go walking that freedom highway;
Nobody living can ever make me turn back
This land was made for you and me.


It certainly would go a very long way to bringing unity to the country, as far as I'm concerned.
And don't leave out the last three verses. They are the most important.

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I think that they should change the National Anthem to this: (Original Post) RocRizzo55 Jan 2021 OP
That would be AWESOME!!! Karadeniz Jan 2021 #1
Agreed! I have been saying this for YEARS! malchickiwick Jan 2021 #2
Yeah, the current one is overly militant and the verses on the back end are pretty racist... Wounded Bear Jan 2021 #3
100% with you. Forget about bombs bursting. mahina Jan 2021 #4
Or this... lame54 Jan 2021 #5
perhaps not first choice in native american communities. nt msongs Jan 2021 #6
Had the same thought. SlogginThroughIt Jan 2021 #10
I agree! broiles Jan 2021 #7
Good song and good idea mtnsnake Jan 2021 #8
While written as a sarcastic response to God Bless America, the song's focus on land and whom it WhiskeyGrinder Jan 2021 #9
Nah. HATE that song. NT Happy Hoosier Jan 2021 #11
I'd vote for De Colores or Lift Every Voice or Lean on Me struggle4progress Jan 2021 #12

Wounded Bear

(59,083 posts)
3. Yeah, the current one is overly militant and the verses on the back end are pretty racist...
Wed Jan 20, 2021, 05:32 PM
Jan 2021

so I wouldn't mind a change.

That would be a good one.

WhiskeyGrinder

(22,744 posts)
9. While written as a sarcastic response to God Bless America, the song's focus on land and whom it
Wed Jan 20, 2021, 06:28 PM
Jan 2021

was made for is hurtful to some in the Native/Indigenous community today.

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