National Anthems

Discussion in 'General Rugby Union' started by alexrugby, Sep 9, 2008.

  1. alexrugby

    alexrugby Guest

    National anthems and flags are the main attributes of every nation, country and republic

    These two serve great deal of motivation for players and put them on high vawes

    Let me introduce you national anthem of my country i English translation

    My icon is my motherland,
    And icon-stand is whole world.
    Bright mounts and valleys
    Are shared with God

    Today our freedom
    Sings to the glory of future,
    The dawn star rises up
    And shines out between two seas.

    Praise be to the liberty,
    Liberty be praised!


    And also the flag of Georgia in rugby fans hands

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  3. kuwaiti kev

    kuwaiti kev Guest

    If only the NZ anthem was so inspiring.

    Yes it stirs the hearts of every kiwi seeing the All Blacks lined up and hearing the anthem/s but the words are not exactly inspiring so it's no wonder most don't sing it (apart from the fact most of them know the words to the Samoan or Tongan anthems better ;)

    Maybe if they only did the Maori version it would be better :) (and no i'm not maori in any way)
     
  4. alexrugby

    alexrugby Guest

    The main is to enter players' hearts :cheers: which is not deficient with AllBlacks ;)

    Also thanks for your words about thet of mine :)

    Anyway the anthem is anthem, our past anthem was too heavy and almost nobody knew its words but it laso was hearttouching :D
     
  5. jawmalawm24

    jawmalawm24 Guest

    To be honest I get more emotional when I hear South Africa's anthem than New Zealand's. I don't know why because I'm not South African and I think I don't have any ties with South Africa at all but because I've heard 'God of nations' so many times it's just boring to me.

    I know it sounds a bit f%$@! up but yeah I like hearing other countries anthems more than my own.
     
  6. kuwaiti kev

    kuwaiti kev Guest

    Yeah I agree, you can see how much that anthem means to the country, ours is a left over relic of when we were just a colony of the UK.
    The Black shirt is FAR more inspiring!
     
  7. BLR

    BLR Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (kuwaiti kev @ Sep 10 2008, 05:33 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    At least you aren't stuck with the weak as **** Aussie anthem.
     
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  9. bates

    bates Guest

    Ours is the Brabaconne.
    But as my country has three languages groupes we also have 3 anthems for each languages groupes.

    As I'm Flemish, our is called the Vlaamse Leeuw ( Flemish Lion) reffering to a battle in 1302 where we beated the **** out of the French, most of us forget that later those Frenchies had a serious payback.

    The stories also mentions a knight in a golden harnas who led the Flemish people to victory.

    Nowadays the Flemish Lion is used during meeting of the more right wing orientated political parties who are proud of their roots but for offical sportgames we sing the Brabaconne.

    As I had been teached it in primary school and owning to travelling aroun dthe world I don't know the txt by heart any longer, this is just a copy, past action.

    O dierbaar België, o heilig land der vaad'ren,
    Onze ziel en ons hart zijn U gewijd,
    Aanvaard ons kracht en het bloed van ons aad'ren,Wees ons doel in arbeid en in strijd,
    Bloei, o land, in eendracht niet te breken,
    Wees immer u zelf, en ongeknecht,
    Het woord getrouw dat g' onbevreesd moogt spreken.
    Voor Vorst, voor Vrijheid en voor Recht.
    Het woord getrouw dat g' onbevreesd moogt spreken.
    Voor Vorst, voor Vrijheid en voor Recht,
    Voor Vorst, voor Vrijheid en voor Recht.
     
  10. InsaneAsylum

    InsaneAsylum Guest

    lol i just realised i'm a trinations tragic because i can sing all 3 anthems in their respective languages, and that's just from constantly hearing them over the years. :wacko:
     
  11. QLD

    QLD Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (BLR @ Sep 10 2008, 01:19 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    At least you aren't stuck with the weak as **** Aussie anthem.
    [/b][/quote]

    Are you serious, our anthem is awesome.
     
  12. DonBilly

    DonBilly Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (amobokobokoboko @ Sep 10 2008, 09:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I guess this is the same anthem as the Brabançonne, as known in French? Is it sung in both languages when played in sporting events? By the way what do the german speaking minority sing?
     
  13. BLR

    BLR Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (QLD @ Sep 10 2008, 03:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    It's pretty uninspiring, the tune is shite, it's like comparing Britney Spears (Australia) to Wagner (France). It's a really dull anthem compared to some of the good ones, hell, the Kiwi anthem is leagues ahead of ours in the stirring stakes.

    We need a new anthem that has a good old classical tune, something written in the style of 19th century military songs, of which the best anthems are, instead of by some random composer. Drums need to be added, drums always pump people up, and instead of a wishy washy anthem it should tell the tales of how we became Australian, our values, our great military victories etc. There is a reason that they sing Waltzing Matilda after the anthem, Advance Australia Fair isn't inspiring whatsoever.
     
  14. bates

    bates Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (DonBilly @ Sep 10 2008, 09:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    I guess this is the same anthem as the Brabançonne, as known in French? Is it sung in both languages when played in sporting events? By the way what do the german speaking minority sing?
    [/b][/quote]


    Basically, this is the Flemish or Dutch translation of it.
    The Wallonian song is called le chant des Wallons.
    The Germanspeaking part of the country is part of Wallonië but geographically is called the Ostkantons.
    They sing the Brabaconne in German which looks like this:

    O liebes Land, o Belgiens Erde
    dir unser Herz, dir unsere Hand
    dir unser Blut, dem Heimatherde
    wir schwören's dir, o Vaterland
    So blühe froh in voller Schöne
    zu der die Freiheit dich erzog
    und fortan singen deine Söhne:
    Gesetz und König und die Freiheit hoch!

    Genau!

    The name of the German speaking song I don't know, I forwarded this question to the Tourism department of the Ostkantons and I'm waiting offer an anwser.
    Will give you the data later.
     
  15. InsaneAsylum

    InsaneAsylum Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (BLR @ Sep 10 2008, 05:55 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    It's pretty uninspiring, the tune is shite, it's like comparing Britney Spears (Australia) to Wagner (France). It's a really dull anthem compared to some of the good ones, hell, the Kiwi anthem is leagues ahead of ours in the stirring stakes.

    We need a new anthem that has a good old classical tune, something written in the style of 19th century military songs, of which the best anthems are, instead of by some random composer. Drums need to be added, drums always pump people up, and instead of a wishy washy anthem it should tell the tales of how we became Australian, our values, our great military victories etc. There is a reason that they sing Waltzing Matilda after the anthem, Advance Australia Fair isn't inspiring whatsoever.
    [/b][/quote]

    yeh uts prutty ununspirung ayy bro :p :lol:
     
  16. Charles

    Charles Guest

    I have to say the Marseillaise is pretty inspiring. Gets you well pumped up before big matches.
     
  17. bates

    bates Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Charles @ Sep 10 2008, 12:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>

    Yeah it's a nice song with a beautifull historic background.
    Altho from my point of view I think the Haka, Cibi, Sivi Tau or Sipi Tau ( those wardances ) really fire up a game.
     
  18. <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (amobokobokoboko @ Sep 10 2008, 02:14 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Hmmmm... so are you saying that only people who are right wing can be proud of their roots? That seems a little narrow minded and Liberal fascist, to me, if that is what you're saying.
     
  19. bates

    bates Guest

    <div class='quotetop'>QUOTE (Tighthead III @ Sep 10 2008, 02:45 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}></div>
    Hmmmm... so are you saying that only people who are right wing can be proud of their roots? That seems a little narrow minded and Liberal fascist, to me, if that is what you're saying.
    [/b][/quote]


    No, maybe I expressed meself not correctly, I just wanted to say that the more right winged parties are using this as a symbolic song to promote theirself.
    And with the political issues going in Belgium they use it more strategical.

    If you ask 9 of 10 Flemish if they are proud they will yes but also that they are Belgian, towards the world we're Belgian, in Belgian we're Flemish or Wallonian.
    Altho that's crap according to me, I'm proud of beeing Belgian;

    Case closed, sorry for the mix up.
     
  20. alexrugby

    alexrugby Guest

    I find Marseillaise really inspiring as the mother of democracy of nations, as the France itself IS :bravo:

    But every anthem is to be respected,

    What about NZs postcolonization anthem as my friends from NZ say, we Georgians also had anthem that was changed in 2004, because the past one already was conquered by our northern neighbour Russia in 1921, by Red Army!!!!!

    So this recent anthem is very young and more motivated and accepted by all the Georgians :bravo: :bravo: :bravo:

    Long live to our countries :bravo: :bravo:


    GEORGIAN NATIONAL ANTHEM

    My icon is my motherland,
    And icon-stand is whole world.
    Bright mounts and valleys
    Are shared with God

    Today our freedom
    Sings to the glory of future,
    The dawn star rises up
    And shines out between two seas.

    Praise be to the liberty,
    Liberty be praised!
     
  21. Jer1cho

    Jer1cho Guest

    I hate the English anthem. I mean come on. God save the queen? Do you think anyone that sings it actually wants him to protect the queen? No offense to the British, but an anthem singing about a gracious woman that doesn't do much anyway? Can any of the English shed some light? I think Land of Hope and Glory is way better!
     
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