Beethoven stirs me too, John, it's just Ode To Joy seems a little dry and flat as an anthem. Plus, it has no words, which kind of makes sense for a multilingual entity, but is symptomatic of the whole image problem - it makes sense, but sober reason and intellect doesn't seem to cut it these days when up against raw emotion, if it ever did.

Replace that Irish stuff in your glass with some good Scottish whisky LOL.