From the Battle Cry of America
to Requiem for America


In 2014 I wrote the new lyrics below for that famous fiery aria by Verdi

the cabaletta of Manrico from Il Trovatore (The Troubadour)

hoping that American people would pick it and rise.

Alas, I happened to be wrong: nobody rose.

Then, trying to classify Americans in terms of the famous saying about three kinds of people

Those who make things happen;
Those who watch things happen;
Those who wonder what happened,


I came to realization, that American sheeple falls into the third and an additional forth category:

Those who wonder what happened, and
Those who deny what happened.


With that in mind, in 2018 I wrote alternative lyrics
for the famous song "God bless America" by Irving Berlin
(considered almost the anthem),
turning it into a funeral march
"God damn America" (below).


The Battle Cry (2014)

Play the aria from one of these links below in a separte window
keeping the lyrics in front of you

https://youtu.be/LJ1TtdmDXA0 
(properly repeated twice)  

or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uOb1zw_s20

or http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J3BhMYAgdrE 

and sing along following the updated text:

Wake up America
Confront the challenge
Nation is taken
By ugly foe.

Foe in the White House
Foes in the Congress
Foes in the media –
We are at war!

     Fraud walks unchallenged
     Gloried by lackeys,
     Shreds Constitution,
     Welcomes Islam.

Rise up America
Topple the impostor,
Save the Republic
While we have time!

     It is the time!
     It is the time!
     Alarm! Alarm!
     Wake up, it is the time!
Listen up America,
Who over-powered you,
Lefts and progressives
Crowded your home.  

Hundred years brainwash,
Instincts of baseness,
All came together
As perfect storm.

    Concepts eroded,
    Beyond repair,
    Moochers exploded
    Sinking the ship.

Wake up America
Out of complacency.
Time is expiring.
No more retreat.

     It is the time!
     It is the time!
     Alarm! Alarm!
     Wake up, it is the time!

  (Chorus)

Get up, get up,
And rise up to arms
Get up, stand up,
Be ready to fight!
We will defend our land
Our life, our freedom – yes!

 

 
God damn America (2020)


Stand up and sing the Irvin Berlin's song in the  minor key


God damn America
Land of the crooks,
Whose election
Was stolen
Hardly noticed
By sheeple being duped.

Still acknowledged
And accepted
As new norm for
Years ahead.
God damn America,
So scum drop dead,
God damn America,
Let scum drop dead.

God damn America
Land of the freaks.
Which betrayed and
Forsake You
Turning land
Into sodomite den.

From the mountains,
to the prairies,
to the ocean's
towering breaks,
God damn America,
For justice sake.
God break America,
For justice sake!
God break America
Back into states
As this nation
Has failed You
And deserved
Her deplorable fate.

From the mountains,
To the prairies,
To the oceans
Waving tall,
God break America,
To go John Galt!
God break America,
To save just small.

Alexander Gofen
Requiem
Dies irae  -  Day of wrath
Wolfgan Amadeus Mozart



Parts or Requiem
Dies irae
Wrath day
I.  Introitus  -- entrance
a. Requiem aeternam -  Eternal rest

II. Kyrie  -  Lord

III. Sequentia  --- Sequence
a. Dies irae -- Day of wrath
b. Tuba mirum -- Sound strange
c. Rex tremendae  - King
d. Recordare - Remember
e. Confutatis  -  When
f. Lacrymosa  -  Mournful

IV. Offertorium  - Offering
a. Domine Jesu -- Lord Jesus
b. Hostias -- Sacrifices

V. Sanctus  -  Spirit

VI. Benedictus  -  Blessed

VII. Agnus Dei - Lamb of God
VIII. Communio - Communion
a. Lux aeterna -  Eternal Light
b. Cum sanctis tuis - When the saints
Dies irae, dies illa
Solvet saeclum in favilla
Teste David cum Sybilla

[Verse]
Quantus tremor est futurus
Quando judex est venturus
Cuncta stricte discussurus

[Refrain]
Dies irae, Dies illa
Solvet saeclum en favilla
Teste David cum Sybilla

[Verse]
Quantus tremor est futurus
Quando judex est venturus
Cuncta stricte discussurus

[Bridge]
Quantus tremor est futurus
(Dies irae, dies illa)
Quantus tremor est futurus
(Dies irae, Dies illa)
Quantus tremor est futurus
Quantus tremor est futurus
Quando judex est venturus
Cuncta stricte discussurus

[Outro]
Cuncta stricte
Stricte discussurus
Cuncta stricte
Stricte discussurus
Wrath day, this day
Everything will be ashes
Like David and Sybil announced.
 

What a terror it will be,
When the Judge will come
To judge us all harshly.
 

Wrath day, This day
Everything will be ashes
Like David and Sybil announced.
 

What a terror it will be,
When the Judge will come
To judge us all harshly.
 

What a te-e-rror-rror it will be-be,
Wrath day, this day
What a te-e-rror-rror it will be-be,
Wrath day, this day
What a te-e-rror-rror it will be-be,
What a te-e-rror-rror it will be-be,
When the Judge will come
To judge us all harshly.
 

With severity,
Judge (us) with severity
With severity,
Judge (us) with severity



Mozart, with the score of the Requiem on his lap, gives Süssmayr last-minute instructions. Constanze is to the side and the messenger is leaving through the main door.