The Star Spangled Banner

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Post from user “dances_with_sneetches”:

Okay, maybe this is the place I can find someone to explain to me the third verse of the Star Spangled Banner.

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?
Their blood has wash’d out their foul footstep’s pollution.
No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,
And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

posted by dances_with_sneetches at 9:10 PM PST on April 28

Reply from user “bac”:

I’ll try:

And where is that band who so vauntingly swore
That the havoc of war and the battle’s confusion
A home and a country should leave us no more?

“Where are those guys who said they were going to make war on us and destroy our country?”

Their blood has wash’d out their foul footstep’s pollution.

“We kicked their asses.”

No refuge could save the hireling and slave
From the terror of flight or the gloom of the grave,

“There was no place for them to hide, so they fled and we killed them.”

And the star-spangled banner in triumph doth wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

“U.S.A! U.S.A!”

posted by bac at 9:31 PM PST on April 28

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  1. abiye said,

    22 December, 2008 @ 09:56

    i hate it

  2. Mr. Sweitzer - E101 said,

    17 February, 2010 @ 22:05

    O! 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!

  3. Bob Ross said,

    8 March, 2010 @ 03:17

    Fast away the old year passes, Fa la la la la, la la la la.

    Hail the new, ye lads and lasses, Fa la la la la, la la la la.

    Sing we joyous, all together, Fa la la la la, la la la la.

    Heedless of the wind and weather, Fa la la la la, la la la la.

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