My 'Oh Canada' Lyrics

Why not? 

O Canada!
Our home and neutral land!
True social justice love in all your gender fluid command.
With social spaces we see the rise,
The True North limp and micro-aggression free!
From far and wide, we know what's best
We stand on guard for identity politics
Ne-God keep the land we stole, wonderful and free!

O Canada, we stand on guard against the pa-tri-archy! 
O Canada, keep your male white privilege and toxic masculinity in check.

Oh, Canada we're very sorry for thee, eh!?


Here's an interesting article about the history of 'O Canada'.

"....So, to all of you who think you are somehow being avant garde or progressive, get over yourselves already.
Perhaps the real debate should be why we are using O Canada instead of The Maple Leaf Forever.
Calixa Lavallée wrote O Canada in 1880. Although he was born in Montreal, in 1857 he moved to the United States and lived there until his death in 1891 in Boston, where he was buried. In 1933, his remains were moved to a cemetery in Montreal.
During the American Civil War, he joined the 4th Rhode Island Volunteers and apparently saw action in the Battle of Antietam. He swore an oath of allegiance to defend the U.S. Constitution. Later, he married an American.
To be fair, he did spend much time travelling between the U.S. and Canada, and just like actors and activists in Canada today, he too had to seek American markets to find work and recognition as a musician.
For many years, O Canada’s main competitor to be national anthem was The Maple Leaf Forever. Alexander Muir, an immigrant from Scotland to Toronto in 1833, wrote The Maple Leaf Forever not long after the Battle of Ridgeway, which took place on June 2, 1866, when 800 Americans known as Fenians invaded Canada near Fort Erie. A private in the Queen’s Own Rifles of Toronto, Muir saw action against the invaders.
So let me set this out. In 1862, the author of O Canada swears loyalty to the United States, joins the American Army and takes up arms in defence of the Union. In 1866, the writer of The Maple Leaf Forever takes up arms against an American invasion on Canadian soil and is inspired by these events to write his proposed anthem.
Given the background of the respective authors, why did we choose O Canada over The Maple Leaf Forever? If lyrics in The Maple Leaf Forever offend anyone, they can be changed, too."
Um, sounds very....Canadian.


Heard the anthem being sung. It was a bit of a morale killer.

If Canadians had balls they'd shot 'thy sons command' at that point in the song.

After all, consider who and what party made the change. 

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