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 A New Humanist Anthem? 
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This weekend's Beautiful Days Festival near Exeter had Frank Turner headlining to the 15,000 strong crowd on the Friday night. This one went down really well and could be a contender for a new Humanist anthem:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MbUCzUk84fE

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Brothers and sisters, have you heard the news?
The storm has lifted and there's nothing to lose,
So swap your confirmation for your dancing shoes,
Because there never was no God.

Step out of the darkness and onto the streets,
Forget about the fast, let's have a carnival feast,
Raise up your lowered head and hear the liberation beat,
Because there never was no God.

There is no God,
So clap your hands together,
There is no God,
No heaven and no hell.
But there is no God,
We're all in this together,
There is no God,
So ring that victory bell.

No cowering in the dark before these overbearing priests,
Not waiting until we die until we restitute the meek,
No blaming all our failings on imaginary beasts,
Because there never was no God.

No fighting over land your distant fathers told you of,
Not spilling blood for those who have never spread a drop of love,
No finger pointing justified by phantoms up above,
Because there never was no God.

I know you're scared of dying man and I am too,
But just pretending it's not happening isn't gonna see us through,
If we accept that there's an end game and we haven't got much time,
Then in the here and now then we can try and do things right.
We'd be our own Salvation Army and together we'd believe
In all the wondrous things mere mortals can achieve

Well I've known beauty in the stillness of cathedrals in the day,
I've sung 'Glory Hallelujah' won't wash my sins away?
But now I'm singing my refrain and this is what I say,
I say there never was no God.


August 22nd, 2012, 4:19 pm
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Love it. Great catchy tune to boot. The chorus is already stuck in my brain...

There is noooo God
So clap your hands together
There is noooo God
No heaven and no hell
:clap: :D

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August 22nd, 2012, 4:38 pm
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:laughter:

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August 22nd, 2012, 5:05 pm
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Nice. Troffed it -- vague thoughts of digging out the guitar and learning it sometime...

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August 22nd, 2012, 6:08 pm
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Because there never was no God.


Eh?

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August 22nd, 2012, 6:53 pm
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Alan H wrote:
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Because there never was no God.


Eh?
I believe this sort of incorrect grammar (and from a former Eton scholar, too!) is excused by something called "poetic license", Alan. :laughter:

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August 23rd, 2012, 9:01 am
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Tetenterre wrote:
Alan H wrote:
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Because there never was no God.


Eh?
I believe this sort of incorrect grammar (and from a former Eton scholar, too!) is excused by something called "poetic license", Alan. :laughter:
Hmmm...

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August 23rd, 2012, 10:00 am
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Ah, Alan, hast thou no poetry in thy soul (that's if you had a soul of course!)? :D

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August 23rd, 2012, 10:52 am
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Lynn Truss wrote in her book "Talk to the Hand: The Utter Bloody Rudeness of Everyday Life" - all the rules relating to punctuation, syntax, grammar and punctuation... none of these rules should ever apply to song lyrics!"

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