The Star Spangled Man With A Plan - cover by A Singing Detective published on 2012/07/28 07:11:17 +0000 A cover of The Star Spangled Man With A Plan from Captain America. I've altered the lyrics but I still think of it as a cover with a different take on the song. This was inspired by the wonderful fic "Avengers: A Partial Dictionary of the 21st Century" by sam_storyteller, which can be found here: http://sam-storyteller.dreamwidth.org/175733.html Best summed up by this quote from the fic: "Steve stares at her, because that's the song. But it's slow, and sad, and not all the lyrics are the same -- because the song was about him but more about this mythical hero who would do it all, and -- She's left out the line. The song was always just a lot of questions about who will fight for America or save America or give his all in battle, but in the original, there was an answer: The Star Spangled Man. And she's left the answer out. So it's not an anthem to raise money for a war or get enlistment numbers up. It's a cry out for help. Who'll rise and fall, give their all for America?" For me my take on the song became very much about the struggle for gay rights, which is happening of course not only in America, but for me America's policy about freedom has always struck me as particularly ironic in the face of the gay rights struggle. I'm not American myself, so in a way this song is another in-character piece, but they are subjects that I feel strongly about; the diminishing integrity of a nation and the gay rights movement.