Saturday, September 11, 2010

Where Were You When The World Stopped?







SEPTEMBER 11, 2001


WHERE WERE YOU WHEN THE WORLD STOPPED TURNING THAT SEPTEMBER DAY?


Lyrics by Alan Jackson:

"Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day 
Out in the yard with your wife and children 
Working on some stage in LA 
Did you stand there in shock at the site of 
That black smoke rising against that blue sky 
Did you shout out in anger 
In fear for your neighbor 
Or did you just sit down and cry 
Did you weep for the children 
Who lost their dear loved ones 
And pray for the ones who don't know 
Did you rejoice for the people who walked from the rubble 
And sob for the ones left below 
Did you burst out in pride 
For the red white and blue 
The heroes who died just doing what they do 
Did you look up to heaven for some kind of answer 
And look at yourself to what really matters 
I'm just a singer of simple songs 
I'm not a real political man 
I watch CNN but I'm not sure I can tell you 
The difference in Iraq and Iran 
But I know Jesus and I talk to God 
And I remember this from when I was young 
Faith hope and love are some good things he gave us 
And the greatest is love 
Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day 
Teaching a class full of innocent children 
Driving down some cold interstate 
Did you feel guilty cause you're a survivor 
In a crowded room did you feel alone 
Did you call up your mother and tell her you love her 
Did you dust off that bible at home 
Did you open your eyes and hope it never happened 
Close your eyes and not go to sleep 
Did you notice the sunset the first time in ages 
Speak with some stranger on the street 
Did you lay down at night and think of tomorrow 
Go out and buy you a gun 
Did you turn off that violent old movie you're watching 
And turn on "I Love Lucy" reruns 
Did you go to a church and hold hands with some stranger 
Stand in line and give your own blood 
Did you just stay home and cling tight to your family 
Thank God you had somebody to love 
I'm just a singer of simple songs 
I'm not a real political man 
I watch CNN but I'm not sure I can tell you 
The difference in Iraq and Iran 
But I know Jesus and I talk to God 
And I remember this from when I was young 
Faith hope and love are some good things he gave us 
And the greatest is love 
I'm just a singer of simple songs 
I'm not a real political man 
I watch CNN but I'm not sure I can tell you 
The difference in Iraq and Iran 
But I know Jesus and I talk to God 
And I remember this from when I was young 
Faith hope and love are some good things he gave us 
And the greatest is love 
The greatest is love 
The greatest is love 
Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day "



Don't forget to fly your Stars & Stripes!


Never Forget!!

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5 comments:

  1. It was quite late at night when the first news filtered through of what they thought was two planes colliding over New York. I thought "How awful" and went to bed, but Tony stayed up all night, glued to the TV as the drama unfolded and when I joined him early in the morning it was just in time to see the first tower collapse.
    We sat there in stunned silence. Couldn't believe what we were seeing. I had to get ready for school and before I left the second tower collapsed.
    Of course all lessons were abandoned for the day. The students were shocked at what they had seen before coming to school and quite fearful of what would happen next. I think we all were. They just needed to sit and talk about what we had all witnessed and the people involved, their families and loved ones. They ( the kids ) were quite tearful and subdued, a strange phenomenon in Australian 11 year olds, and were not so keen to run out in the playground and play at break time.

    Yes, I'll never forget that day.
    Helen

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  2. Sandy,
    Just perfect. We were at the radiologists where my poor, sick husband was undergoing yet another treatment. We were both absolutely devastated. He died 2 weeks later.

    I will never forget. Thank you for sharing that song.

    Carol

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  3. Very touching post, a terrible tragedy. I think we all know where we were...
    Have a lovely weekend dear Sandy,
    xo

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  4. Beautiful.

    I just looked at the clock and realized what moment I was just at. Thinking back to that morning at the kitchen table talking on the phone with my travel agent friend and having her tell my within 3 minutes what was going on after the first plane. By the second, she had figured out just how many international flight had taken off. It was surreal.

    The clouds are crying here this morning,
    Kate

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