National Anthems that don't reference war - TennisForum.com
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old Aug 5th, 2012, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
country flag pov
Senior Member
 
pov's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 26,948
                     
National Anthems that don't reference war

USA - nope.
GBR - nope
PRC - nope
Belarus - nope
Poland - nope
Germany - nope
Denmark - nope
Italy - nope
France - nope
Serbia - nope
Canada - nope


Australia
- yes

Australians all let us rejoice,
For we are young and free;
We've golden soil and wealth for toil;
Our home is girt by sea;
Our land abounds in nature's gifts
Of beauty rich and rare;
In history's page, let every stage
Advance Australia Fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair.

Beneath our radiant Southern Cross
We'll toil with hearts and hands;
To make this Commonwealth of ours
Renowned of all the lands;
For those who've come across the seas
We've boundless plains to share;
With courage let us all combine
To Advance Australia Fair.
In joyful strains then let us sing,
Advance Australia Fair.



Czech Republic - yes
Where is my home, where is my home?
Water roars across the meadows,
Pinewoods rustle among crags,
The garden is glorious with spring blossom,
Paradise on earth it is to see.
And this is that beautiful land,
The Czech land, my home,
The Czech land, my home.

Mulder: "So you're agreeing with me?"
Scully "No! You're bat-crap crazy."


Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
pov is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 22 (permalink) Old Aug 5th, 2012, 11:22 PM Thread Starter
country flag pov
Senior Member
 
pov's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 26,948
                     
Re: National Anthems that don't reference war

Any others?

Mulder: "So you're agreeing with me?"
Scully "No! You're bat-crap crazy."


Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. - Martin Luther King, Jr.
pov is offline  
post #3 of 22 (permalink) Old Aug 5th, 2012, 11:26 PM
Senior Member
 
silverwhite's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Singapore
Posts: 92,490
                     
Re: National Anthems that don't reference war

Translation of the Singaporean one

Come, fellow Singaporeans
Let us progress towards happiness together
May our noble aspiration bring
Singapore success

Come, let us unite

In a new spirit
Together we proclaim
Onward Singapore
Onward Singapore

Come, let us unite

In a new spirit
Together we proclaim
Onward Singapore
Onward Singapore
silverwhite is offline  
post #4 of 22 (permalink) Old Aug 6th, 2012, 12:14 AM
Senior Member
 
Javi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Sevilla
Posts: 21,412
                     
Re: National Anthems that don't reference war

Spanish one as well.









It doesn't reference anything
Javi is offline  
post #5 of 22 (permalink) Old Aug 6th, 2012, 12:16 AM
Senior Member
 
Javi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Sevilla
Posts: 21,412
                     
Re: National Anthems that don't reference war

I wonder if there are other national anthems without lyrics
Javi is offline  
post #6 of 22 (permalink) Old Aug 6th, 2012, 12:53 AM
Guest
 
*JR*'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: On the Peace Train
Posts: 34,247
                     
Re: National Anthems that don't reference war

O Canada... eh? (OK, I added the eh?)

O Canada!
Our home and native land
True patriot love
in all thy sons command

With glowing hearts
we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free

From far and wide
O Canada
we stand on guard for thee

God keep our land
glorious and free
O Canada
we stand on guard for thee

O Canada
we stand on guard for thee

(Not totally pacifist, but "stand on guard for thee" doesn't necessarily presume a war).

Of course the real Canuck anthem (writer and singer born Roberta Joan Anderson in Lethbridge, Alberta) is better.

<><><><><><>
*JR* is offline  
post #7 of 22 (permalink) Old Aug 6th, 2012, 01:08 AM
Senior Member
 
hdfb's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 8,680
                     
Re: National Anthems that don't reference war

I personally find China's national anthem so outdated and no longer a relfection of their society.....

Arise! All those who don't want to be slaves!
Let our flesh and blood forge our new Great Wall!
As the Chinese people have arrived at their most perilous time.
Every person is forced to expel his very last cry.
Arise! Arise! Arise!
Our million hearts beating as one,
Brave the enemy's fire, March on!
Brave the enemy's fire, March on!
March on! March on! On!

And if your life were gold, how long do you think you'd stay living?
hdfb is offline  
post #8 of 22 (permalink) Old Aug 6th, 2012, 01:51 AM
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Australia
Posts: 9,069
                     
Re: National Anthems that don't reference war

Our anthem has become redundant over the years too, but a lot of it is bearly ever acknowledged.

Verse 1 and 3 are really the only relevant ones nowadays, they are the only one's we sing.
Dani12 is offline  
post #9 of 22 (permalink) Old Aug 6th, 2012, 02:03 AM
Philomena Cunk
 
TIEFSEE's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: SINOBUZ
Posts: 99,349
                     
Re: National Anthems that don't reference war

Chinese national anthem does have reference to war.

SINOBUZ 八段目指

Tennis Tipping:
Singles (CHR#17) - Copenhagen 10 Beijing 11 Pattaya 12
Doubles (CHR#1) - Cincinnati 09 Hobart 16(w/Drake1980) ; Auckland Copenhagen 10 Palermo 11 Stuttgart Baku 12 Palermo 13 (w/Richie's) ; Monterrey 14 (w/Adrian.) USO 14 Moscow Hong Kong New Haven 15(w/Frederik) Prague Madrid Birmingham 16 (w/Buitenzorg)
TIEFSEE is offline  
post #10 of 22 (permalink) Old Aug 6th, 2012, 03:21 AM
Senior Member
 
Alizé Molik's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Dumbéa
Posts: 4,646
                     
Re: National Anthems that don't reference war

Quote:
Originally Posted by Dani12 View Post
Our anthem has become redundant over the years too, but a lot of it is bearly ever acknowledged.

Verse 1 and 3 are really the only relevant ones nowadays, they are the only one's we sing.
A lot of people say that but I tend to disagree. I like the anthem. I think it has a sense of joy and co-operation that is distinctly Australian.

BARTOLI, Marion ♠ CORNET, Alizé ♣ MLADENOVIC, Kristina ♥ GARCIA, Caroline
Alizé Molik is offline  
post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old Aug 6th, 2012, 05:44 AM
Senior Member
 
Lin Lin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: A Happy Land
Posts: 27,819
                     
Re: National Anthems that don't reference war


健健
前前
渊渊
豆豆
雪雪
Lin Lin is offline  
post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old Aug 6th, 2012, 10:57 AM
Sunset, Moonrise, Winter
 
Sam L's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2001
Location: Shangri-La
Posts: 35,373
                     
Re: National Anthems that don't reference war

Russia?

Light of the Seven: Himalayas, Gobi, Baikal, Taiga, Steppe, Alps, Aurora
Sam L is offline  
post #13 of 22 (permalink) Old Aug 6th, 2012, 11:01 AM
Senior Member
 
Sammo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Self-made gilded cage
Posts: 34,636
                     
Re: National Anthems that don't reference war

And Spain doesn't have one, just a melody


The best one of them all is still: Na na na na na na na na na na BATMAN! Batman! Nananananananananana Batman!

The belief that man is an irresolute creature pulled this way and that by two forces of equal strength, alternately winning and losing the battle for his soul; the conviction that human life is nothing more than an uncertain struggle between heaven and hell; the faith in two opposed entities, Satan and Christ - all this was bound to engender those internal discords in which the mind, excited by the incessant fighting, stimulated as it were by the constant promises and threats, ends up by giving in and prostitutes itself to whichever of the two combatants has been more obstinate in its pursuit. Life isn't black and white, it's gold.
Sammo is online now  
post #14 of 22 (permalink) Old Aug 6th, 2012, 12:23 PM
Queer Criminal Investigative Service
 
McPie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: District 13
Posts: 46,203
                     
Re: National Anthems that don't reference war

Thailand


nope.

Palmer - DiNozzo - Vance - McGee - Abby - Gibbs - Ducky - Ellie

The McFanPage | The McTrans Page | The McTwit | The McThread 4 | The McTumblr | The McStagram

McPie is offline  
post #15 of 22 (permalink) Old Aug 6th, 2012, 12:37 PM
Senior Member
 
Mr.Sharapova's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 23,010
                     
Re: National Anthems that don't reference war

Quote:
Originally Posted by Javi. View Post
I wonder if there are other national anthems without lyrics
Kosovo's national anthem doesn't have any lyrics .
Mr.Sharapova is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TennisForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome