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Only When You Are Home


National anthem of the Great Union

Lyrics

Donald M. F. Fergusson

Music

Jean-Marc E. Lapelle

Adopted

9 June 1869

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"Only When You Are Home" (instrumental)

"Only When You Are Home", also known as "The Homeland Sound", "You Are Home", and other titles, is the official national anthem of the Great Union. Originally a Franco-Insulan folk song about the untamed Southwestern frontier of the Great Union, it quickly came to represent the frontier spirit that the Great Union is known for. It is now a symbol of national pride, patriotism and due to its stark rise in popularity during the Insulan Civil War has come to represent national unity.

Most sources credit Minniefield-born Jean-Marc E. Lapelle with the song's composition, although other people have claimed credit, and acredit Donald M. F. Fergusson with the song's lyrics. The two worked tirelessly to bring a flair of each culture that makes the Great Union what it is. The original lyrics are easily translated and swapped between French and English. Usage of either the French or English version varies by canton. "Only When You Are Home" was recognized for official use by the Great Union Army in 1861, and by G.U. president Luc-Jean L'Aller in 1868, and was made the national anthem by a congregational resolution on June 9, 1869, which was signed by President L'Aller.

Complete lyrics


The lyrics are:

You've been gone for so long, my dear
Out on the 'tier because the city feels too queer
When you left, mama didn't shed no tears
If you've forgotten your wits, let me share hope
You hear the birds chirp, only when you're home

We remember the pain of your leaving
And there can be no deceiving
When the pain is too great, and you start to groan
You have a seat at the fire, only when you're home

Be proud, knowing you've come so far, be proud
Look up and see that ever-blue shroud
The mile-long, heavenly sky foam
Looks the most familiar, only when you're home

When you're home, the beasts are at bay
When you're home, night is shorter than day
When you're home, you are the most free
When you're home, you needn't fear He
God loves you the most, only when you're home

Tu es partie depuis si longtemps, ma chère
Sur le niveau parce que la ville se sent trop bizarre
Quand tu es parti, maman n'a pas versé de larmes
Si tu as oublié tes esprits, laisse-moi partager l'espoir
Tu entends les oiseaux pépier, seulement quand tu es à la maison

Nous nous souvenons de la douleur de ton départ
Et il ne peut y avoir de tromperie
Quand la douleur est trop forte et que tu commences à gémir
Tu as un siège au coin du feu, seulement quand tu es à la maison

Soyez fier, sachant que vous êtes venu si loin, soyez fier
Levez les yeux et voyez ce linceul toujours bleu
L'écume céleste d'un kilomètre de long
Ça a l'air le plus familier, seulement quand tu es à la maison

Quand tu es à la maison, les bêtes sont à distance
Quand tu es à la maison, la nuit est plus courte que le jour
Quand tu es à la maison, tu es le plus libre
Quand tu es à la maison, tu n'as pas besoin d'avoir peur de lui
Dieu t'aime le plus, seulement quand tu es à la maison

The Great Union of Insulalia

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