Thursday, September 11, 2008

September 11 - Where were you

I think most people remember where they were on September 11, 2001. I was at home and Patrick was at school. The neighbor came over and told me to turn on the tv. I didn't quite understand what was going on. I ended up watching tv at her house, and later went to the library. I remember crossing the street and there were no cars, no people. It was such an eerie feeling. Patrick was in Maryland, and I guess because of everything happening he had no cell phone service. I didn't lose anyone that day (Praise the Lord), but many others did.

My husband made mention how for 2 weeks afterwards everyone became a "Christian". Everyone was friendly with each other, even strangers. People turned to God, because they had no where else to turn. Once things settled down and they took matters into our own hands, they no longer needed God. Sad, really.

Here is one of the many songs written after 9/11.


Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)

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

Here is a link for a video of the song sung by Alan Jackson.
Just curious...where were you?...leave me comment.

4 comments:

Ellen said...

Today is also my mom's b-day. Nice post, thanks.

Dawn said...

I was in class at Northeast. Love that song.

Juri said...

I was at my sister's house working on a project of framing some things...we had a tiny radio going when I thought I heard something about a plane going into a building...we went to the TV and that was when our lives changed!

Great blog....I am going back to read some of your past posts!

Juri

Julie said...

I was at work. When the plane went into the Pentagon our building actually shook. None of us realized what had happened until we all gathered in the conference room to watch the news broadcast of the twin towers, and they said something about the Pentagon being hit. It didn't really sink in until someone looked out the window, and gasped...We could actually see the smoke from the fire!

Thankfully, I didn't personally know anyone who was lost that day.