(CNN) I was lecturing a friend one day about the need to vote when he countered with a question about my civic duty: Why don't you ever stand for the national anthem?
About the way we have to live here in this country,
Harpin' on the wars we fight,
An' gripin' 'bout the way things oughta be.
An' I don't mind 'em switchin' sides,
An' standin' up for things they believe in.
When they're runnin' down my country, man,
They're walkin' on the fightin' side of me.
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The land that never has been yet-
And yet must be-