Nobody sang, “God Bless the USA” better than Lee Greenwood

Claire just wants to be the glamorous mother-of-the-groom—but when she realizes that her daughter-in-law has her own plans for the wedding, she steps back to focus on her own outfit, only for there to be a fight between her and Alice on the big day. Alice claims that Claire has destroyed the wedding by stealing her dream dress, while Claire sees nothing wrong in her actions. Who is wrong?




“God Bless the U.S.A.” gets overplayed every Independence Day, Memorial Day, and Veterans Day. The reason is obvious. It talks about family! And work! And Texas! And Tennessee! And shining seas! And the troops! And the Apocalypse!

I’ll get into that in a moment. I don’t hate it because it is cheesy, boring, or even that it gets over-played to the exclusion of better songs, although all of that is true.

No, I hate this song because it doesn’t make any sense. There are a few versions I’ve found online, but they all start with the line “If tomorrow all the things were gone.” Whoa. That’s bleak. We’re not talking about good old middle-America; we’re talking “I Am Legend.” Here’s the full first verse:


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