Friday, July 03, 2020


As we sail through the sea,

Oh say, can you see?

After a while we lose sight,

By the dawn’s early light…


A fallen empire’s banner waves,

Not so free and not so brave.


One Nation…


A ship of fools

Sets out to rule the world;

We do not show ourselves as such,

We do not know ourselves that much.


Under God…


The holy heathen

Reap what we have sown;

Beasts with bulging bellies bellow,

Our solemn souls resound so hollow.




One by one

Drown in the depths of despair,

Swallowed by the swell of a turning tide,

Whose waves wash away a burning pride.


With Liberty and Justice for all…


O Captain! My captain!

The crew abandoned ship!

Row this battered boat yourself,

Your song the sirens sing –

Wearily, wearily, wearily, wearily,

The bells of freedom ring!!!


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