anthem? - Steve Rangel
O! why, can't you see by the faltering light
What once proudly was hailed – is this the twilight's last gleaming?
Those broad stripes and bright stars, once were symbols of rights
Beyond the show we now watch, someone's greedily scheming
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting everywhere,
Give proof to the world, greedy leaders don't care
For what does that star-spangled banner yet stand
For the home of the free, free to make a new stand
Free to take back his land
Hier die original Text des US-Nationalhymne:
O! say can you see by the dawn's early light,
What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming,
Whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight,
O'er the ramparts we watched, were so gallantly streaming?
And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air,
Gave proof through the night that our flag was still there;
O! say does that star-spangled banner yet wave,
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave?