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‘Semper Supra:’ U.S. Space Force Unveils Official Song

‘Semper Supra:’ U.S. Space Force Unveils Official Song

Unfortunately, the comments have been less than stellar.

Three years since becoming the newest U.S. military branch, the Space Force now has its own anthem.

The song, “Semper Supra,” was unveiled during the Air & Space Forces Association’s Air, Space and Cyber Conference Monday, the announcement said. The song title is derived from the U.S. Space Force’s motto, “Always Above,” and like the official songs of the other U.S. military branches, reflects the values and traditions of the Space Force.

Former U.S. Air Force band member James Teachenor began working with Chief of Space Operations Gen. Jay Raymond to create the song’s lyrics and melody when the branch was formed in 2019.

“The song was a long work in progress because I wanted it to encompass all the capabilities that the Space Force offers and its vision,” Teachenor said.

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to establish a Space Force song that will be part of our culture and heritage for years to come,” Raymond said. “Our traditions are part of the fabric that weave us all together as we execute our missions side-by-side; I will be proud to sing ‘Semper Supra’ alongside my fellow Guardians.”

For those of you musically inclined, the lyrics are:

“We’re the mighty watchful eye / Guardians beyond the blue,

The invisible front line / Warfighters brave and true.

Boldly reaching into space / There’s no limit to our sky.

Standing guard both night and day / We’re the Space Force from on high.”

Unfortunately, the comments have been less than stellar.

…[L]isteners quickly poked fun at the song for its confusing lyrics and overly bubbly tune, calling it a cosmically uncool “Star Wars” ripoff.

“Wtf is this? Might as well use the #StarWars theme song! What a joke! #spaceforce,” one observer tweeted.

…Kevin Baron, the military executive editor of Defense One, slammed it as a grammatical black hole.

“These lyrics are the verbal word salad version of a bad air force painting,” he wrote. “Grammatically, I’m dying to edit: You’re not the ‘invisible’ front line. CIA is… ‘Warfighter’ is NOT A WORD.”

Another observer tweeted, “Why did they go 1940s war music genre for a 21st-century space-aged agency? #SpaceForce.”


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“Guardians beyond the blue”

Hey that’s pretty good. But if you look on Heaven’s scenes, you’ll find the gates are guarded by United States Marines.

I heard this the other day and thought it was a joke.

It doesn’t say if it’s the adverb or the preposition. Adverb can mean further back in time; preposition can mean position on banqueting couch.

Also, they’ve apparently ripped off the logo of the USA’s model rocket association (which they’ve had since 1957 or so).

Will Space Force enact ‘non gendered’ singing voices? Or is that baby all the Air Force?

I listened to it.

The motto “ut supra” would be good. I’m also fond of “quod vide,” which has a video rangers space cadet vibe to it.

Where are the lyrics advocating raping of children by men dressed as women?

three years to come up with THAT?–wouldn’t want to fly with you guys

Is it just me, or does the title sound like it came out of a Harry Potter movie?

I hope that they are working on directed entry of kinetic projectiles.

I like the Firefly theme song about going into space — take me out to the black.

License the theme from the original Star Trek and be done with it.

Personally, I was hoping they’d adopt the closing theme from Fireball XL-5.

‘Warfighter’ is NOT A WORD.
Well, then, you have no business critiquing anything like this. Because ‘warfighter’ has been in the military lexicon for at least 45 years.

Why did they go 1940s war music genre for a 21st-century space-aged agency?
Because they don’t want to be a candy-a** progressive tw**waffle service using some 20-teens angst-ridden piece of crap? And because we still knew how to win wars in the 1940s?

taurus the judge | September 26, 2022 at 2:05 pm

Space, the final frontier…..

I was hoping the adopt Darth Vader’s imperial March…