something for today

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  1. Jess

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    Just figured I'd post something that was said in school today regarding 9/11... something from the assembly to do with remembering it all and such...

    I still remember where I was.. though it didn't touch me directly.. this was interesting to me and fits really well so I thought I'd share

    Where Were You- Alan Jackson

    Where were you when the world stopped turnin'
    that September day?
    Out in the yard with your wife and children;
    Or working on some stage in L.A.?
    Did you stand there in shock at the sight 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
    that lost their dear loved ones?
    Did you 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
    And the heroes who died just doin' what they do?
    Did you look up to heaven for some kind of answer?
    And look at yourself for what really matters?

    (Chorus)
    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 hope it never happened;
    And close your eyes and not go to sleep?
    Did you notice the sunset the first time in ages;
    Or speak to 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 watchin'
    And turn on "I Love Lucy" reruns?

    Did you go to a church and hold hands with some strangers?
    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?

    (Chorus)
    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.
    And the greatest is Love.
    And the greatest is Love.

    Where were you when the world stopped turnin'
    that September day?
     
    Last edited: Sep 11, 2006
  2. gentlelady

    gentlelady Staff Alumni

    Thanks Jess. I remember where I was too. :(
     
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