Friday, July 1, 2011

The Star Spangled Banner -- In "Modern" English

Hey, look over there! Do you see that? Now that the sun's rising, we can see it again.
You know what I'm talking about -- what we were looking at last night.
Don't you remember? While that battle was raging, we could see it flapping in the breeze, over the fortifications.
We could see its stripes and stars clearly. You know what I'm talking about now.
There was smoke everywhere; rockets lit up the night, bombs went BOOM! It was so loud. Such a mess.
But despite it all... the flag was still there.
Can't you see? It's still waving in the air, right where we last saw it.
It's just like the country it represents... it does not back down, and it does not give in.