Any American Patriot Songs that don't involve god?
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02-03-2012, 09:46 AM
Question Any American Patriot Songs that don't involve god?
I got to wondering the other day, and I was wondering if there are any American patriotic songs that don't have the word "God" in it (before you answer the star spangled banner does mention god in it's second verse, skip to 2:01).


So. Are there any?

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02-03-2012, 10:04 AM (This post was last modified: 02-03-2012 10:23 AM by ClydeLee.)
RE: Any American Patriot Songs that don't involve god?
The pledge of allegiance? Oh wait... Well initially it was clean.

There is Yankee Doodle, does that count?

The Star Spangled Banner has lyrics with no godly mention at all... Of course I've never heard it with it's lyrics for some mysterious reason, hmm. Here is a version of a barbershop quartet, they do not use the original lyrics but you can look them up and in a lot of areas it's similar or mix and match areas of the song around.



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02-03-2012, 12:34 PM (This post was last modified: 02-03-2012 12:42 PM by Peterkin.)
RE: Any American Patriot Songs that don't involve god?
the climax:
"Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!"

Most people only ever sing the first stanza. God and Peace are only mentioned at the end, in relation to victory - the whole song is about war.

The Marines Hymn is more about them than the nation, but i think this one qualifies as patriotic: http://www.usa-flag-site.org/song-lyrics...ever.shtml

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02-03-2012, 02:20 PM
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No but seriously...

As mentioned, the Pledge of Allegiance was written secular and later raped by religious folks in 1954.

You have to consider who is writing modern day patriot songs; country western stars who cling to nationalism with as much unthinking fervor as they cling to religion. The Tim McGraws and Toby Keiths of the world are pumping out America songs to exploit our vulnerability and capitalize on people's emotions. So they use the keywords "America" and "God" and boom, they become a million dollars richer.

The term "patriotic song" has also become rather monopolized over the years. Anything that is blatantly pro-war and pro-God is instantly wrapped in an American flag and marketed to "true Americans." When the truth is, any song that criticizes America out compassion is more patriotic than any ra-ra flag waving bullsh!t song.

Bob Dylan's The Times They Are a Changin could be seen a good example of this.

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27-09-2017, 10:50 AM
RE: Any American Patriot Songs that don't involve god?
How about This Land Is Your Land ?

Might be too peaceful for those who love the sportsball, but you really can't fault the song for it's praise of the country and it's lack of god and war references.
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27-09-2017, 11:10 AM
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(27-09-2017 10:50 AM)gaijinpl Wrote:  How about This Land Is Your Land ?

Might be too peaceful for those who love the sportsball, but you really can't fault the song for it's praise of the country and it's lack of god and war references.

Welcome, this thread is super old (from 2012) but felt it's worth a second glance. Looking forward to seeing more of you and getting to know you in more current threads.

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27-09-2017, 12:55 PM
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27-09-2017, 02:26 PM
RE: Any American Patriot Songs that don't involve god?
"My Country, 'tis of Thee," but that's sung to the tune of "God Save the Queen."

I never learnt the later verses, perhaps they snuck in a reference there?
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27-09-2017, 04:59 PM
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(27-09-2017 10:50 AM)gaijinpl Wrote:  How about This Land Is Your Land ?

Might be too peaceful for those who love the sportsball, but you really can't fault the song for it's praise of the country and it's lack of god and war references.

I've always like that song by Woodie Guthrie. Here's the lyrics.

This Land Is Your Land
Woody Guthrie

This land is your land, this land is my land
From the 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 went walking that ribbon of highway
I saw above me that endless skyway
And saw below me that golden valley
This land was made for you and me
I 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 comes shining, then I was strolling
In the wheat fields waving and dust clouds rolling
The voice was chanting as the fog was lifting
This land was made for you and me

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27-09-2017, 06:22 PM
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