Get to Know Your Albanian National Anthem!
Okay, smartypants, answer this one: if it's camouflage how come I can still see them?
George W. Bush, aka The Man Who Would Be King was embraced by the people of Albania with the kind of touchy-feely love often reserved for leper healers. But what is Albania? Well, for starters, it's a place Albanians sing about!
Posted below are translated lyrics to Himni i Flamurit/Himni Kombëtar, the national anthem of Albania:
United around the flag,
With one desire and one goal,
Let us pledge our word of honour
To fight for our salvation
Only he who is a born traitor
Averts from the struggle.
He who is brave is not daunted,
But falls - a martyr to the cause.
With arms in hand we shall remain,
To guard our fatherland round about.
Our rights we will not bequeath,
Enemies have no place here.
For the Lord Himself has said,
That nations vanish from the earth,
But Albania shall live on,
Because for her, it is for her that we fight.
Give a patriotic listen here.
Another version of the lyrics (in Albanian and English) can be found here.
Melody of the Albanian National Anthem, sans lyrics, can be heard here.
Albanian Anthem Recap: God and war, martyrs to the cause, other nations vanish but Albania hangs in there!
Seems a natural fit that Martyrs to the Albanian cause gots to love George W. Bush, our very own Jesusattva. Love Him and Despair!
Image of George W. Bush clapping and Albanian soldiers clapping and various Albanian officials and dignitaries clapping is from Whitehouse.gov