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The Day The Towers Fell

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a song I wrote in September 2012 inspired by the 2011 9/11 memorial issue of Time magazine.

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Yes, we all remember well, the day the towers fell.

I remember, says the fireman,
A broken helmet in his hand,
a clear blue sky in September,
'til the air was filled with ash and ember,
Then I sped with sirens toward the flames,
not once wonderin' who to blame,
All that mattered was helping people,
'cus I'm a fire fighter, it's just that simple
that day started out like any other,
but by the end I'd lost my brother,
Together we fought the fire from hell,
The day the towers fell

Yes, we all remember well, the day the towers fell.

I remember, says the widow
Of the man whose plane crashed in the meadow
He called me while still in flight
And said he knew he had to fight
I told I loved him, and to be brave,
And that was the last time I spoke to him alive
We'd just had a baby daughter,
And I wish so bad she got to know her father
I've moved on, but I'll never let go,
'cus each day I watch our daughter grow
and I still feel like he's by my side,
so I write to him while we go through life
In my journal, I do tell
Him about every day since the towers fell

Yes, we all remember well, the day the towers fell.

I remember, says the anchorman
Who broadcast the disaster 'cross the land,
As my country shook with fear,
The bad news was mine to bear
But in the dark, I found a light
As I watched a wounded nation unite
For in the face of tragedy,
We finally shared the same story
We were as one on that day,
But that togetherness has faded away,
Yeah, it seems the flames of kinship have been quelled
Since the day the towers fell

Yes, we all remember well, the day the towers fell.

I remember, says the politician
And I still stand by my decision
That I made beneath our country's crown
As the twins came tumblin' down
I don't care what those men stood for,
When the crashed the planes, they declared war
And as a leader, I knew it was up to me
To defend my nation's liberty
So I sent our troops to foreign land
To die with natives in the sand
And though I never had to fight,
I have no doubt that I was right,
I knew the death of some would be for the good of all
When I watched the towers fall

Yes, we all remember well, the day the towers fell.

I remember it, says the father
Of a man who flew into a Tower
My son and I hadn't talked for a while,
But I'll never forget the gentle smile
He wore through all his childhood years,
'til I had to hug him and dry his tears
After we lost his mother to the Desert Storm
When Americans bombed our farm
I always taught him not to kill,
But my words were drowned out by the missile,
That filled his little heart with hate,
And from then on, anger shaped his fate
I'm not proud of what he's done,
But I forgive him, 'cus he's my son,
I loved him when I watched him crawl,
And when he made that tower fall

Yes, we all remember well, the day the towers fell.


I remember, says the little boy
Whose innocence that day destroyed,
In a dark classroom, on a little screen
Was the first real death I'd ever seen
Now I'm twice as old as I was then,
So I've spent half my life just wonderin'
Why people hate'n'kill each other,
Like it'll somehow make their hurt feel better,
Like revenge will replace the ones we've lost,
But we're just nailin' Jesus to the cross
Lookin' for someone to blame,
Like killin' them will kill our pain
But Hate breeds Hate, this much I know,
A rotten seed will never grow,
It'll spread disease through the crop
So I'm just prayin' the cycle stops
'cus there's people dyin' every day
from cancer, and in hurricanes
'cus death is just another way
that nature proves we're all the same
and every moment that we spend hatin'
is a drop of precious life we're wastin'
Perpetuating the Pain of All,
And that's why Towers fall.

Yes, we all remember well, the day the towers fell.

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released September 11, 2013

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Hurricane Addison Austin, Texas

I've got blue eyes,
and I was born in June
I drum out beats I hear inside my head
and whistle made up tunes

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