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Does the national anthem make you cry every time?
Old 09-12-2011, 03:17 PM
 
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I don't think I can ever get through singing or listening to our national anthem without getting teary or crying. (I am always at least teary by the line, "Oh say does that star-spangled banner yet wave..." ) I love that song.

I just watched Lady Antebellum's rendition from last night's Jets/Dallas game (which DS attended). He really wanted to go to a game on 9/11 b/c he knew there would be lots of tributes, etc.

http://wgna.com/lady-antebellum-sing...ys-game-video/

So, yeah, I'm a sap. (Of course, I also get teary watching the von Trapp family sing "Edelweiss" at the festival and then the whole audience joins in, despite the Nazi presence.)


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I just wanted to cry for a different reason when I heard Fergie singing it at the Miami game tonight. It was HORRIBLE.
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:21 PM
 
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Usually. However Fergie just made me want to cover my ears.
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:22 PM
 
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Ma-bethany, great minds think alike.
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:23 PM
 
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I always get teary-eyed too. I agree that Fergie did a horrible job. I'm a Black-Eyed Peas fan and a Fergie fan but she, like so many other stars, tried to redo the song and make it "her own." Just sing it already!


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Old 09-12-2011, 03:24 PM
 
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As others said, Fergie was awful! However, normally yes, I do get very teary eyed, especially when my class sings along with the recording on the loud speaker. Lady Antebellum's performance was wonderful. I did cry while watching.
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Old 09-12-2011, 03:26 PM
 
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Teary and choked up every time!!! Glad I'm not the only sap on this planet!
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Old 09-12-2011, 04:02 PM
 
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I do! I think it it mostly because my DH is in the Naval Reserves and it means more to me now more than ever!
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Old 09-12-2011, 04:18 PM
 
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Yup!!!! Especially now that DS is in the Navy, it really chokes me uup. I'm such a sap anyway.

Tammy--I cry during that song also!!!
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I usually do cry during the National Anthem. I almost always cry at Mass, too, usually during the consecration. It's just so beautiful. Both represent such strong and self-less sacrifices!
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Old 09-12-2011, 04:45 PM
 
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Even when our small-town high school band plays it. I simply love it. I love the way it makes everyone silent...for that one moment, everyone is on ONE side.
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I love music so much
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and there are several songs that can bring me to tears.

Yep, agree w/you tammy. Can't sing it all the way through, either.
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:03 PM
 
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That one doesn't, but America the Beautiful always does.

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It gets me everytime!
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Old 09-12-2011, 05:42 PM
 
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More so at this time of year.

Tammynj...I'm a sap right there with ya. I cry over a lot of movies and commercials.

The one with the kids singing to the firefighters just about killed me yesterday.

When they played taps last night at the Jets game I cried.
 
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Old 09-12-2011, 06:40 PM
 
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Sometimes our anthem makes me tear up or cry. America the Beautiful usually makes me at least choke up, and God Bless America always makes me cry.

I always cry at that Edelweiss scene too (actually, both Edelweiss scenes get to me).

Not patriotic but Nessun Dorma always, ALWAYS, makes me cry. It moves me like no other song. Memory from Cats is another emotional one.
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Old 09-12-2011, 07:54 PM
 
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I agree with Nancy as there are better USA songs and the anthem should be Oh beautiful for spacious skies.

Or James Brown living in America. ha ha I kid I kid
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:57 PM
 
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Yep, it does make me cry. Every time. Most of the patriotic songs do.

Of course, I also cry when I watch the phone commercial where the girl calls her dad and misses him or whatever. I get sappy at a lot of stuff.
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Old 09-13-2011, 12:17 AM
 
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I can't really comment on the US National anthem. But the Aussie one doesn't really make me emotional.
"Our land is girt by sea." Seriously? Where have you ever seen the word girt used.

Land Down Under by Men At Work moves me much more.
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Old 09-13-2011, 09:55 AM
 
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I get the tingles down my spine and a lump in my throat every time too! I'm so proud to be an American!

And speaking of being proud to be an American...I also get teary eyed when I hear "God Bless the USA" by Lee Greenwood.
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Old 09-13-2011, 01:28 PM
 
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I love most of the patriotic songs, too. I disagree that another song should be the anthem, though. No way!! I love our anthem!!

Aliryan = there is a town in NJ ("down the shore," as we say) that is called Sea Girt.

ETA: What I really like about the Lady Antebellum rendition from Sunday's game is that they didn't introduce them before hand - it went right from "Taps" to the bagpipes to the anthem. I think it's great that the band (trio?) didn't feel the need to have their names spoken at that time.

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makes me cry
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If the National Anthem comes on a sporting event or other event that is on TV I have to stand up, I can't remain seated IN MY HOME. It also makes me cry.
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The anthem seems to get to me even more when it is sung by children, especially chorus groups that sing it in harmony. When my class sings a patriotic song after the morning flag salute, I almost can't even sing with them, I am usually too choked up.

anonymouse: My best friend stands too, even when she is in her own home. It kind of pushes anyone else that is there to stand up too.
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Another sap
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It depends on who is singing it. If it's done well...I get teary. I think it is a beautiful song.
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