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"Godbless The USA" (THE SONG)
oldgloryusa.com ^ | Les Greenwood

Posted on 09/17/2001 9:05:56 PM PDT by paltz

If tomorrow all the things were gone I’d worked for all my life,
And I had to start again with just my children and my wife.
I’d thank my lucky stars to be living here today,
‘Cause the flag still stands for freedom and they can’t take that away.

And I’m proud to be an American where as least I know I’m free.
And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.
And I’d gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land God bless the U.S.A.

From the lakes of Minnesota, to the hills of Tennessee,
across the plains of Texas, from sea to shining sea,

From Detroit down to Houston and New York to LA,
Well, there’s pride in every American heart,
and it’s time to stand and say:

I’m proud to be an American where at least I know I’m free.
And I won’t forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.
And I’d gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain’t no doubt I love this land God bless the U.S
.A.

"GODBLESS THE USA" AUDIO

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I think some people on the board have been looking for this song by LES GREENWOOD, "GODBLESS THE USA". It's the bed that Fox has been playing during the montages of firefighters, cops, and rescueworkers.

Just scroll down to the middle of the page and you'll see it there.

ENJOY!

1 posted on 09/17/2001 9:05:56 PM PDT by paltz
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To: paltz
It was very nice of you to provide the lyrics for Freepers who want them, but, I hate this song! Something about Lee Greenwood just reminds me of a weasel. This is the kind of song NASCAR fans sing. Having to listen to this song is just one more reason I pray for a quick end to the war.
2 posted on 09/17/2001 9:11:46 PM PDT by parsifal
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To: parsifal
Have you forgotten how many NASCAR fans there are on this board? I thought Jim Rob was going to need more bandwidth when Dale Earnhardt died this past year.
3 posted on 09/17/2001 9:15:32 PM PDT by paltz
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To: paltz
You must be wrong. I do not think any self-respecting freeper would enjoy sitting in some stands with about a gazillion rednecks swilling Pabst Blue Ribbon beer and watching cars run around in a circle. Almost as witless a form of amusement as soccer IMHO. Saturdays nites are meant for poetry readings, watching foreign films,or drinking a cup of capuchino with your friends.
4 posted on 09/17/2001 9:18:48 PM PDT by parsifal
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To: paltz
PS: I thought Dale Earnhardt died a long long time ago, like around 1940-1941? I do remember reading something about them finding a piece of her plane or a boot or something last year.
5 posted on 09/17/2001 9:21:17 PM PDT by parsifal
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To: parsifal
Right. . . and they sure wouldn't be caught dead marching with a bunch of handmade signs and bullhorns chanting, "Sore Loserman" either.
6 posted on 09/17/2001 9:22:37 PM PDT by zerosix
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To: parsifal
I do not think any self-respecting freeper would enjoy sitting in some stands with about a gazillion rednecks swilling Pabst Blue Ribbon beer and watching cars run around in a circle.

Umm.. I think most of us do.

Saturdays nites are meant for poetry readings, watching foreign films,or drinking a cup of capuchino with your friends.

You are very, very ill. And being from Arkansas, you probably get beat up alot.

7 posted on 09/17/2001 9:23:40 PM PDT by southern rock
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To: parsifal
Saturdays nites are meant for poetry readings, watching foreign films,or drinking a cup of capuchino with your friends.

P.S. I hope you are a woman. You are, right?

8 posted on 09/17/2001 9:25:07 PM PDT by southern rock
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To: parsifal
NASCAR fans also sing the National Anthem before each race. I mean, they really sing it. The last NFL game I went to most of the overweight rich slobs in the stands were too busy buying $10 beers to realize the game had even started. I'm not sure what your hobbies or loyalties are, but hating a song like "God Bless the USA" makes me think you must be into croquet and fashion shows. Whatever floats your boat, but I'd rather be selling American Flags to Afghan terrorists than spend an afternoon with a poofda like you. My opinion only.
9 posted on 09/17/2001 9:26:20 PM PDT by Rokke
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To: southern rock
No. I am a red-blooded sophisticated male. I even learned last month how to bait my own hook. (With artificial bait, of course)
10 posted on 09/17/2001 9:26:55 PM PDT by parsifal
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To: parsifal
No. I am a red-blooded sophisticated male

O.K., then you're goofing on us right? A little humor here? That's cool.

11 posted on 09/17/2001 9:29:45 PM PDT by southern rock
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To: paltz
Thanks! Ive been looking for an mp3 or ram of this. I get goosebumps every time I hear this song. Ive even seen him perform it live at a college bowl game. And right now, it brings tears...
12 posted on 09/17/2001 9:30:45 PM PDT by Tatze
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To: southern rock
No. No, I find NASCAR very gauche. They don't have any colors on the cars that you can't find in a Dr. Seuss book. Yellow, Red, Blue, White. You never see earth tone vehicles or pastels. Mauve over Terra Cotta Almond? Forget it. The numbers on the cars must represent the IQ's of the fans - 62, 87, 12...I mean how much sense does it take to watch a bunch of cars run around in a circle a couple of hundred times. I think that NASCAR fan's brains have been fried by the loud noise.
13 posted on 09/17/2001 9:34:49 PM PDT by parsifal
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To: zerosix
Right. . . and they sure wouldn't be caught dead marching with a bunch of handmade signs and bullhorns chanting, "Sore Loserman" either.

Do your homework. We had rallies in Times Square during the FLA fiasco.

We had plenty of anti-hezbolla and anti- hillary rallies outside of her headquarters.

And the only dead New Yorkers I saw this week were the ones jumping out of those towers.

14 posted on 09/17/2001 9:36:38 PM PDT by paltz
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To: paltz
I think zerosix was being sarcastic.
15 posted on 09/17/2001 9:38:22 PM PDT by parsifal
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To: parsifal
No. No, I find NASCAR very gauche. They don't have any colors on the cars that you can't find in a Dr. Seuss book. Yellow, Red, Blue, White. You never see earth tone vehicles or pastels. Mauve over Terra Cotta Almond?

Gee, I never thought of that.

17 posted on 09/17/2001 9:48:30 PM PDT by southern rock
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To: peg the prophet
You're right. Sarah Burnheart the famous one-legged female flier. Mea Culpa. I am not good on names and faces.
18 posted on 09/17/2001 9:49:55 PM PDT by parsifal
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To: southern rock
"Gee, I never thought of that."

You need to hang around more coffee shops and read poetry.

19 posted on 09/17/2001 9:50:48 PM PDT by parsifal
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To: Boru
I was at the Northwestern Mutual annual meeting when Lee Greenwood sang this song. I believe it was the same meeting when all the agents applauded spontaneously when Ronald Reagan's photo appeared in the slide show. It only happened once in three years.

Greenwood was electrifying when he sang "Proud to be an American." I think people should remember that we went through years of being ashamed of America and patriotism in particular. (I wasn't ashamed but I felt very much alone.)

The lyrics by themselves are not artful, but the song is stirring for unleashing a patriotic spirit not expressed in many years. At least there is some content. Who was it that bawled over and over: "Born in the USA, ah waz born in the USA"?

21 posted on 09/17/2001 10:04:36 PM PDT by Chemnitz
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To: paltz
Saw Lee Greenwood perform this song at the Vermont Scout Jamboree back in '96. Highlight of the show.

All you cappuchino drinkers out there can go kiss a woodchuck.

22 posted on 09/17/2001 10:13:01 PM PDT by jrherreid
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To: Tatze
Check out the music sharing service Morpheus, just do a web search. Comes pretty close to Napster. Do a search on "Patriotic", and you'll find a ton of good stuff.
24 posted on 09/17/2001 10:28:47 PM PDT by egarvue
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To: paltz
Thank you.
25 posted on 09/17/2001 10:31:01 PM PDT by rightofrush
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To: parsifal
Saturdays nites are meant for poetry readings, watching foreign films,or drinking a cup of capuchino with your friends.

...and Sundays spent on a quest for the Holy Grail?

26 posted on 09/17/2001 10:32:52 PM PDT by rightofrush
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To: Chemnitz
Bruce Springsteen. Give me Lee Greenwood any day.
27 posted on 09/17/2001 10:33:27 PM PDT by connectthedots
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To: parsifal
Now you have done it, as if I was not pissed off enough! My "IQ" is 18! And here is a little poetry for ya: Bobby, Bobby he's my man, if he can't do it Tony can! LOL

Oh, I and 5'2" 120lb female with an attitude from West By God Virginia!!!!!!!!!!! LOL

28 posted on 09/17/2001 10:35:04 PM PDT by countrydummy (countryd@stargate.net)
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To: parsifal
Saturdays nites are meant for poetry readings, watching foreign films,or drinking a cup of capuchino with your friends.

WRONG!!!
Saturday nights are meant for drivin' around the backroads in a pickup truck drinking beer!

29 posted on 09/17/2001 10:35:43 PM PDT by Ouachita
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To: connectthedots
I pretended to forget his name.
30 posted on 09/17/2001 11:12:06 PM PDT by Chemnitz
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To: parsifal
You need to hang around more coffee shops and read poetry.

I'll pass

31 posted on 09/18/2001 7:41:15 AM PDT by southern rock
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To: parsifal
Your favorite T.V. personality?

32 posted on 09/18/2001 7:47:38 AM PDT by southern rock
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To: parsifal
Go suck on a lemon, Parsifal--it will sweeten you up.

As a person who CAN'T STAND country music, I ADORE this song and the conservative Christian PATRIOTIC man who wrote it.

Just so you know, this song in particular is BELOVED by active duty military personnel and veterans alike. I watched the Desert Storm troops at USO shows reacting to this song. These brave men stood up, and sang along with tears streaming down their cheeks--they were practically bursting with pride for their country.

So just HUSH UP, Parsifal, and stop being such a jerk.

33 posted on 09/18/2001 7:50:50 AM PDT by RooRoobird14
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To: peg the prophet
I dint know you could be an aviatrix AND have a boyfriend. Was she bi-aviary?
34 posted on 09/18/2001 2:31:41 PM PDT by parsifal
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To: jrherreid
Great song. I saw Lee Greenwood perform back in 1989 or 1990.
35 posted on 09/18/2001 2:34:43 PM PDT by writmeister
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To: southern rock
Who is that a picture of? Looks like some kind of little wuss. parsy.
36 posted on 09/18/2001 2:39:21 PM PDT by parsifal
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To: parsifal
drinking a cup of capuchino with your friends.

Really suave and sophisticated people drink it even without knowing how to spell it. Cool.

37 posted on 09/18/2001 2:41:39 PM PDT by mountaineer
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To: southern rock
Ooops! Meant to hit the "private reply" button on that. Sorry. Looks like Sidney Blumenthal I meant to say. parsy.
38 posted on 09/18/2001 2:41:46 PM PDT by parsifal
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To: mountaineer
SOORRRRRYYY! Capacheeno. Now is that better?
39 posted on 09/18/2001 2:43:18 PM PDT by parsifal
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To: parsifal
It's Christopher Lowell, host of a TV interior decorating show (I'm not kidding). He likes to join friends for cappuccino on Saturday nights.
40 posted on 09/18/2001 2:47:17 PM PDT by mountaineer
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To: Boru
I couldn't agree more. This song, dripping with cheese, is almost unbearable. I downloaded Ray Charles' version of American the Beautiful last night and cried as I listened to him sing it. And Whitney Houston's rendition of the Star Spangled Banner at Super Bowl XXV when the Gulf War had just started brings chills down my spine. But Greenwood's song actually makes me feel less patriotic, it's so annoying.

Hey Lee! I'm proud to be an American, too. But could you please write a decent melody and lyrics that don't sound like you stole them from a Hallmark Card?

41 posted on 09/18/2001 2:53:13 PM PDT by seamus
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To: mountaineer
Is he that Shabby Shack guy who puts covers on everything and hangs ropes in windows? If so, I always thought he was a little, you know, kinda, San Francisco-ey. If so, I don't know how well he would fit into our poetry circles down here in Arkansas. We pretty much stick to classical poetry like Robert Service, Rudyard Kipling, and Big Al Swinborne.
42 posted on 09/18/2001 2:54:53 PM PDT by parsifal
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To: parsifal
Stick my bumper in your ear! There is nothing wrong with this song nor with NASCAR. Maybe Hail to the Thief, or the Nazi Horace Wetzell song is better for you.
43 posted on 09/18/2001 2:57:03 PM PDT by RetiredArmy
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To: RetiredArmy
I promised rooroobird14 that I would not dis that horrible piece of dreck song anymore so I won't say anything about it. But NASCAR. . .is another story. NASCAR is the only thing I have ever seen on TV that is worse than golf. (PS - Do you know why the commentators on golf shows speak so softly? - answer below.)

I mean you got the bunch of rednecks running around in souped up cars in circles. You got a bunch of other rednecks up in the audience swilling Pabst Blue Ribbon waiting for acrash. The cars run around and around and after about the first lap you can't tell who is leading who.

This is dumber even than soccer. At least in soccer you can tell who's end of the field is whose. Even in horse racing, they only run one lap so you don't have all that confusion. And don't even get me to talking about the things they ought to do to NASCAR if they ever wanted to make it into a respectable sport.

(ANSWER: So they won't wake up the audience!)

44 posted on 09/18/2001 3:10:45 PM PDT by parsifal
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To: parsifal
If so, I always thought he was a little, you know, kinda, San Francisco-ey.

Yeah, that was my point. My wife likes his show. That is what you are making yourself sound like. Especially being a guy - from Arkansas. How did you get like this?

45 posted on 09/18/2001 6:22:00 PM PDT by southern rock
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To: seamus
This song, dripping with cheese

Give the song a break. Remember the context in which it was released. It was the '80s. We FINALLY had a REAL president. Rambo-mania was in full force. Cheesy patriotism was "in". It was a great time to be alive!!

46 posted on 09/18/2001 6:30:25 PM PDT by southern rock
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To: parsifal
SOORRRRRYYY

Oh boy! I think you may BE Christopher Lowell.

47 posted on 09/18/2001 6:35:24 PM PDT by southern rock
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To: southern rock
I heard Lee Greenwood sing that song at Jamboree in the Hills (Ohio) a few years back. It works for me.
48 posted on 09/18/2001 6:41:52 PM PDT by Ciexyz
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To: parsifal
"I dint know you could be an aviatrix AND have a boyfriend. Was she bi-aviary?"

You really are a jerk. Your responses on this thread are shallow,childish,and designed for a response. Well, you got one clymer!Don't forget to take your meds!

49 posted on 09/18/2001 6:43:50 PM PDT by fuzzthatwuz
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To: paltz
His name is Lee.
50 posted on 09/18/2001 6:49:27 PM PDT by K7TNW
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