I have yet to listen to and sing along with the National Anthem and not be in tears by the time they say 'play ball.' I start to choke up when I hit the line 'O say does that star spangled banner yet wave..o'er the land of the free(I'm using crying to hard to sing right about here.) and the home of the brave?' It's plum embarrassing...what the fuck?...This coming from a person who during the Vietnam war would turn my back on the flag when they played the national anthem...I was so sick of the war and what it was doing to our country that I reacted by hating everything about our country..Lucky for me, I outgrew that really fast...But I am still sick at what the Bush administration is doing to us...fuck what they are doing to Iraq...what they are doing to us...you, me...everyone...well, not everyone...if you are one of Forest Gump's bidness cronies..you're loving every minute of it..
So, I'm still sick of the war and the Bush administration's stupid decisions..but instead of making me hate my country..it makes me love it all the more...Because our country and it's people need all the love we can give because most everyone else hates us...and that makes me sad..
we used to be loved, admired and envied..not any more.
maybe that's why I cry during the anthem...because we aren't the land of the free any more...just the brave....