Lightning Flag, The


National Anthem of the Venerian Republic .

1: The people's flag is split atwain,
By lightning strike both bold and plain.
It lights our way on through the dark,
Our freedoms path is clear and stark

Chorus:
So raise the lightning standard high.
Within its shade we'll live and die,
Though cowards flinch and traitors sneer,
Freedoms flag is still flying here

2: It waved above our infant might,
When all ahead seemed dark as night;
It witnessed many a deed and vow,
We shall not change allegiance now.

(Chorus)

3: It well recalls the triumphs past,
It gives the hope of peace at last;
The banner bright, the symbol plain,
We shall not be Earth's slaves again.

(Chorus)

4: Look round, the Earthman fears its blaze,
The sturdy Martian chants its praise,
In Asteel's vaults they quake and pale,
For with its strength we cannot fail.

(Chorus)

5: It suits today the weak of will,
To wish our Republic such ill,
They grovel for such base renown,
To rip the lightning banner down.

(Chorus)

6: With heads uncovered swear we all
To bear it onward till we fall;
Come far space dark or aliens grim,
This song shall be our parting hymn.

(Chorus)



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