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Song Parodies -> "Battle Hymn of the Survivors"

Original Song Title:

"Battle Hymn of the Republic"

Original Performer:

Traditional

Parody Song Title:

"Battle Hymn of the Survivors"

Parody Written by:

Dylan Baranski

The Lyrics

Given recent events in the USA, I figured the time was ripe for an inspirational, uplifting song. Remember folks, no matter what happens, the USA has weathered many a storm, and we'll get out in one piece. Also, even if it's the government that's causing the problems, remember this: You have freedom of speech, use it! Enjoy the parody, and always be grateful for the good things that America has produced.
My eyes have seen some terrible events a-comin’ by,
The people are in panic and they say we’re gonna die,
But I think that they’re foolish & they’re all just telling lies,
This nation will march on!

Glory, glory to the US!
Glory, glory to the US!
Glory, glory to the US!
We will keep marching on!

I’ve seen New York’s Twin towers driven right into the ground,
I’ve seen the status of our economy going down,
But I assure you that we’ll get out of all this safe and sound,
And we’ll keep marching on!

Glory, glory to the US!
Glory, glory to the US!
Glory, glory to the US!
We will keep marching on!

Some say we’ll lose our freedom, but they couldn’t be more wrong,
When any form of government tries to throw around their brawn,
We’ll alter or abolish it, so much as the day is long,(1)
And we’ll keep marching on!

Glory, glory to the US!
Glory, glory to the US!
Glory, glory to the US!
We will keep marching on!

I would like to tell my buddies not to ever choose retreat
Whenever there’s an evil force that would knock you from your seat.
No matter how much the enemy is turning up the heat,
Just keep on marching on!

Glory, glory to the US!
Glory, glory to the US!
Glory, glory to the US!
We will keep marching on!

Please be thankful for the freedom to act like a frickin’ nerd,
Please be thankful for the People Eaters & the Surfin’ Birds,(2)
You can never be arrested if you choose to act absurd,
You’ll keep on marching on!

Glory, glory to the US!
Glory, glory to the US!
Glory, glory to the US!
We will keep marching on!

As you listen to this song, please remember, girls & boys,
If you want to make a change, the Constitution gives the choice
To cast your votes or protest, and they’ll surely hear your voice,
And we’ll keep marching on!

Glory, glory to the US!
Glory, glory to the US!
Glory, glory to the US!
We will keep marching on!
NOTES:

1-In the Declaration of Independence, there is a portion that reads "...That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it...", which basically means that if a government attempts to violate such rights as Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness, then the people have the right to rebel against it.

2-Refers to the songs "Purple People Eater" by Sheb Wooley & "Surfin' Bird" by The Trashmen. Well, everybody's heard about the bird! B-b-b-bird bird bird, b-bird's the word...

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Christie Marie M - July 06, 2009 - Report this comment
God Bless America!! You wrote an inspirational parody, and you spoke the truth about the US! I sure am grateful for living in America, that's for sure! 555!!
carol - July 06, 2009 - Report this comment
well done! 5's for you
Andria - July 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Great job! I'll probably write my own take on this after Mt. Rainier erupts and buries parts of Seattle and most of its suburbs in naturally-occurring wet cement (known as a "lahar", Wiki it for more info) and/or after the next major terrorist attack. 5s.
Fiddlegirl - July 07, 2009 - Report this comment
Very inspirational thoughts!
rob - July 08, 2009 - Report this comment
liberal jerks are trying to take away our freedom of speech through crap like the fairness doctrine. you liberal pukes have 95% of printed and audio and visual media on your side. a handfull of talk radio programs are doing good so you wanna stop or limit it? is that freedom? no, you're afraid of the truth and wanna stomp it out. there in NOT FREEDOM OF SPEECH if liberals get thier way. instead of using great ideas to defeat or educate the public against talk radio ideals, you wanna stop the freedom to say it and choose, you wanna eliminate the optiopns. shame on you cowardly pukes
Dylan Baranski - July 10, 2009 - Report this comment
Rob, I don't want freedom of speech taken away either, but this is not the place to spout political rhetoric or spark fiery debates, you dig?
Betsy - November 14, 2009 - Report this comment
AWESOME song! and, Rob, did you even read the lyrics? It's all about being able to voice your opinion! There's a big difference between popular opinion (i.e. the current TOO politically correct, fear of dissent) and what the law allows. I live in the same house as Dylan, and I know for a fact that he listens and considers other points of view. Issue to issue, I vary between extremes, and Dylan is the least liberal person in this house. All of us earn the right to be vocal in our criticisms by showing up at the voting booth. We relish diversity as much as we sometimes ridicule the opinions it fosters, but we never forget to respect the fact that our criticisms won't earn us- or you- a firing squad. Sorry if that was too much political rhetoric for you, D!!

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