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It's Too Late to Apologize: A Declaration

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Have both this song and 1776

Have both this song and 1776 on my music video playlist - this is the right thread for me!

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

FYI - this is the better

FYI - this is the better thread with this song in it.

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

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And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

Thank you for sharing

I can't get enough of this. Great way to wake up in the morning.

the musical 1776 upcoming productions link:

My wife and I have seen the musical 1776 several times over the years and it never fails to inspire. It was successful on Broadway and now is quite popular in local theater productions and in summer stock. I found this source/link where you can discover where it will be upcoming in your area:

http://www.mtishowspace.com/productions/?id=64

Just enter your own location, city and state and parameters for distance and time frame to find out

It is usually delightful to see it produced with different cast and production values.

It is also enlightening historically. Did you know that Jefferson had essentially abolished slavery in the first draft of the Declaration of Independence? This was defeated by the representatives from the slave states who had foreseen this and demanded that any vote for independence had to be unanimous!

WHile I am this historical kick I suggest that you google nullification or just look it up on wikipedia. It presents the arguments which are valid for the States to determine the constitutionality of Federal laws, because they were independent sovereign nations which created the Federal government in the first place and granted only certain powers to the Fed.

It is disturbing to discover that the Supreme Court has ruled against this thinking and holds that it is the job of the SCOTUS to rule on the constitutionality of Federal Laws.

Only when the vast majority of Americans appreciate this distinction and the right of the states to interpose themselves to protect citizens from unconstitutional laws of the Federal government will we ever be free again.

No Man's need constitutes an obligation on the part of another man to fulfill that need.

One of my favorite scenes

One of my favorite scenes from 1776 with song:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3TGbKfkwGA

And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.

Like the late 60s, the great music reflects the tenor of the...

times. Along with "End this War," "It's Too Late to Apologize" is another magnificent piece of music and message.

Those who find this irreverent need to see "1776". Maybe they will discover how profundity can be delivered with humor, taste and great melody.

The "parody/humor" isn't directed at the song

it's directed at the Founding Fathers. It's a beautiful song, really but for my own personal taste, it would have been infinitely more powerful if the video had been more serious.

Some of you may like the video and get the "humor" and that's all well and fine but I don't find it humorous and I think it takes away from it obviously.

Listening to it without the video for me is much better.

You mean this one?

1776
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVycLR4VKDk

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The words of the song are serious

Listen to the words, they're serious, so the song is not making fun of the founders. As the producers themselves wrote, they are merely putting the words of the founders into a modern song and the satire is that this is how the original producer of the song might promote the founder's message.

If you like the original song you will probably like this parody and if you don't then you probably won't.

Here's the original with 100 million views: http://youtu.be/ePyRrb2-fzs

I explicitly stated that I liked the song.

That it was beautiful.. I love the original song and I like the video.. It has a lot of soul.. the new words done with that music have a lot of power to me BUT I do NOT like the parody video. (Shrug)

Take that new song, done with a serious video and for me you have a knockout.

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I agree, it would be even better if the video was serious too

It was obviously done with some humor in mind, but it would be better if it was completely serious. The first half of the video is much better than the last half.

I love Benjamin Franklin

Rocking out near the end!! Shredding! Next we'll see Benjamin Franklin Shreds videos.

By seemingly making fun of the founding fathers I think the video illustrates, possibly accidentally, how we've made a mockery of the designers of our Constitution. Or maybe it's saying that if the founding fathers were alive today they'd become rock musicians venting their frustration in song and artful expression. HA! Or maybe they are proclaiming the modern hideous pop music video as tasteless and cheap and valueless which is what we've been reducing their Constitution to.

They're not really making fun of the founders

This is their intent:

"If pop producer Timbaland had sought to build consensus around declaring independence, what might he have produced?"

So what they did was take the same actors that played the founders in the beginning of the video and then showed them playing the music as a band at the end in typical music video style.

Soomo Publishing creates online assignments that bring the best web resources to the college classroom. "Too Late To Apologize: a Declaration" is our first satirical video project and is part of our ongoing effort to facilitate learning in creative, innovative ways.

Creativity

although important does not make it good. Taste and presentation is more important. I'm a pretty successful musician myself and I haven't achieved success by just merely being creative :)

Or maybe they're just having fun with it.

All possibilities but it's not my taste. I prefer reverence when speaking of such things.

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It's not my taste, either. I prefer...

...a different BEAT when speaking of such things. :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-x_FHj9yLo&feature=related

When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Good song too.

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Amazing!

Thanks for sharing!

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
― Margaret Mead

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.”
~ Margaret Mead

Beautiful lyrics and very well sung but an odd video.

It's almost as if they were making fun of the Founding Fathers and the movement.

I'm not sure what to think about it.

From their site:

When people who love politics, pop culture and filmmaking are asked to humanize the sentiment of the founders in writing the declaration, we sometimes get carried away. And every now and then, they let us run with it.

The following video is an anachronistic daydream asking the question, "If pop producer Timbaland had sought to build consensus around declaring independence, what might he have produced?"

If you (like everyone at Soomo over 35) aren't familiar with the original video that prompted this parody, you can see it here. "Apologize" by OneRepublic went to number one in 16 countries in a remix by Timbaland.

I guess I'm just picky when it comes to them. Meh, maybe it'll grow on me.

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I don't think they're making fun of them

This is a typical style for music videos. In the beginning the music video will tell the story, and at the end the video will show the band playing. So, I think they did exactly what they set out to do:

"If pop producer Timbaland had sought to build consensus around declaring independence, what might he have produced?"

It's too late to apologize for the last century!

Outstanding video!