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Old 05 September 2017, 01:07 AM
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Clearly my soul is nonexistent and my heart is truly black as pitch, because I've never been crazy about "God Bless America." It's smaltzy as hell and I'm always like, "Y'know given the wealth and influence America has, maybe we should ask God to bless other nations. I mean, you don't give the blue spiny shell to the guy in first place." Then again, given that the developed world has us beat on everything except imprisoning people and our bloated military budget, maybe the song is more apropos then I think. Though I don't know...

The best thing to come out of this song was Woody Guthrie's This Land is Your Land. He wrote that song as a Take That against "God Bless America" with the chorus originally being "God blessed America for me" rather than "This Land was made for you and me."

Woody Guthrie's song has been out long enough that it can be safely glurgified, especially if you take out this verse:

Quote:
In the squares of the city, In the shadow of a steeple;

By the relief office, I'd seen my people.

As they stood there hungry, I stood there asking,

Is this land made for you and me?
How dare Woody Guthrie celebrate a bunch of welfare queens.
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