today I went to game stop and as soon as I stepped in the guy who was working there said “the princess games are over there, babe” and I turned at him and looked him dead in the eyes and said “I didn’t know workers were supposed to recommend their favorite games when customers walked in.” and someone gasped and then I turned around and walked out
I know a lot of people don’t like America but you have to admit their national anthem is a lot more badarse than ours
Ours is all ‘hey we have this awesome land let’s welcome everyone and work together for a happy future!’ and theirs is all “LET ME TELL YOU ABOUT THIS HUGE BATTLE WE HAD AND WE’RE STILL HERE MOTHERFUCKERS”
Eh. Ours pales in comparison to the French one. They literally have a line about using the blood of their enemies to water their fields.
Are we the only country who don’t mention war in the song that’s meant to be a symbol of our national identity?!
Ours doesn’t. Or at least the English one doesn’t, and I’m pretty sure the French one doesn’t either.
God Save the Queen has an entire verse that talks about nothing except empire-building, and several lines scattered throughout the rest of the song about bringing victory to the queen (in the context of her being Britain), people giving gifts to the queen (in the context of her being Britain), et cetera. Although to be fair it also contains one line about her power not being dependent on war any more (because foes have already ‘transformed to friend’ by this point in the song… um.)
I just looked at the lyrics of the French national anthem and the entire thing is about war. Every single verse. And there’s this little bit between verses that translates into English as:
To arms, citizens,
Form your battalions,
Let’s march, let’s march!
Let an impure blood
Water our furrows!(Repeat)
There’s also a neat little verse for children where they vow to take up the arms of their fallen elders and either avenge or follow them.
Oh wait you’re Canadian never mind I misunderstood.
Should’ve clarified, sorry.
I’m going to jump in here in the context of warlike national anthems to tell ya’ll to take a moment to appreciate the Mexican one.
War, war without truce to any who dare
to tarnish the country’s coat-of-arms!
War, war! Take the national pennants
and soak them in waves of blood.
War, war! In the mountain, in the valley,
the cannons thunder in horrid unison
Etc etc. (there is also a verse in there about peace, but there’s a lot more in there about “MEXICANS!!! TO THE CALL OF WARRRR!!!!” lolololol)