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The song that will always remind me of 9-11

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posted on Oct, 30 2003 @ 02:32 PM
It will always be Angel sung by Sarah McLachlan. They played that quite often on the networks the day & few days following the tragedy.

posted on Oct, 30 2003 @ 02:36 PM
Ani Difranco's 'Self Evident' is a nice piece, but it won't be to everyone's taste, only for those who enjoy truth in their pop sensibilities.

Hmmm. OK. Lyrics. MA's song of the day...

us people are just poems
we're 90% metaphor
with a leanness of meaning
approaching hyper-distillation
and once upon a time
we were moonshine
rushing down the throat of a giraffe
yes, rushing down the long hallway
despite what the p.a. announcement says
yes, rushing down the long stairs
with the whiskey of eternity
fermented and distilled
to eighteen minutes
burning down our throats
down the hall
down the stairs
in a building so tall
that it will always be there
yes, it's part of a pair
there on the bow of noah's ark
the most prestigious couple
just kickin back parked
against a perfectly blue sky
on a morning beatific
in its indian summer breeze
on the day that america
fell to its knees
after strutting around for a century
without saying thank you
or please

and the shock was subsonic
and the smoke was deafening
between the setup and the punch line
cuz we were all on time for work that day
we all boarded that plane for to fly
and then while the fires were raging
we all climbed up on the windowsill
and then we all held hands
and jumped into the sky

and every borough looked up when it heard the first blast
and then every dumb action movie was summarily surpassed
and the exodus uptown by foot and motorcar
looked more like war than anything i've seen so far
so far
so far
so fierce and ingenious
a poetic specter so far gone
that every jackass newscaster was struck dumb and stumbling
over 'oh my god' and 'this is unbelievable' and on and on
and i'll tell you what, while we're at it
you can keep the pentagon
keep the propaganda
keep each and every tv
that's been trying to convince me
to participate
in some prep school punk's plan to perpetuate retribution
perpetuate retribution
even as the blue toxic smoke of our lesson in retribution
is still hanging in the air
and there's ash on our shoes
and there's ash in our hair
and there's a fine silt on every mantle
from hell's kitchen to brooklyn
and the streets are full of stories
sudden twists and near misses
and soon every open bar is crammed to the rafters
with tales of narrowly averted disasters
and the whiskey is flowin
like never before
as all over the country
folks just shake their heads
and pour

so here's a toast to all the folks who live in palestine

el salvador

here's a toast to the folks living on the pine ridge reservation
under the stone cold gaze of mt. rushmore

here's a toast to all those nurses and doctors
who daily provide women with a choice
who stand down a threat the size of oklahoma city
just to listen to a young woman's voice

here's a toast to all the folks on death row right now
awaiting the executioner's guillotine
who are shackled there with dread and can only escape into their heads
to find peace in the form of a dream

cuz take away our playstations
and we are a third world nation
under the thumb of some blue blood royal son
who stole the oval office and that phony election
i mean
it don't take a weatherman
to look around and see the weather
jeb said he'd deliver florida, folks
and boy did he ever

and we hold these truths to be self evident:
#1 george w. bush is not president
#2 america is not a true democracy
#3 the media is not fooling me
cuz i am a poem heeding hyper-distillation
i've got no room for a lie so verbose
i'm looking out over my whole human family
and i'm raising my glass in a toast

here's to our last drink of fossil fuels
let us vow to get off of this sauce
shoo away the swarms of commuter planes
and find that train ticket we lost
cuz once upon a time the line followed the river
and peeked into all the backyards
and the laundry was waving
the graffiti was teasing us
from brick walls and bridges
we were rolling over ridges
through valleys
under stars
i dream of touring like duke ellington
in my own railroad car
i dream of waiting on the tall blonde wooden benches
in a grand station aglow with grace
and then standing out on the platform
and feeling the air on my face

give back the night its distant whistle
give the darkness back its soul
give the big oil companies the finger finally
and relearn how to rock-n-roll
yes, the lessons are all around us and a change is waiting there
so it's time to pick through the rubble, clean the streets
and clear the air
get our government to pull its big dick out of the sand
of someone else's desert
put it back in its pants
and quit the hypocritical chants of
freedom forever

cuz when one lone phone rang
in two thousand and one
at ten after nine
on nine one one
which is the number we all called
when that lone phone rang right off the wall
right off our desk and down the long hall
down the long stairs
in a building so tall
that the whole world turned
just to watch it fall

and while we're at it
remember the first time around?
the bomb?
the ryder truck?
the parking garage?
the princess that didn't even feel the pea?
remember joking around in our apartment on avenue D?

can you imagine how many paper coffee cups would have to change their design
following a fantastical reversal of the new york skyline?!

it was a joke, of course
it was a joke
at the time
and that was just a few years ago
so let the record show
that the FBI was all over that case
that the plot was obvious and in everybody's face
and scoping that scene
the CIA
or is it KGB?
committing countless crimes against humanity
with this kind of eventuality
as its excuse
for abuse after expensive abuse
and it didn't have a clue
look, another window to see through
way up here
on the 104th floor
another key
another door
10% literal
90% metaphor
3000 some poems disguised as people
on an almost too perfect day
should be more than pawns
in some asshole's passion play
so now it's your job
and it's my job
to make it that way
to make sure they didn't die in vain
baby listen
hear the train?

[Edited on 30-10-2003 by MaskedAvatar]

posted on Oct, 30 2003 @ 03:00 PM
Enya's Only Time, the 9/11 remix...

Course', I'm a big Enya fan anyways, so....

posted on Oct, 30 2003 @ 03:38 PM
N.W.O. by Ministry.....

all the locals hide their tears of regret
open fire cos i love you to death
sky high, with a heartache of stone
you'll never see me cos i'm always alone

how to love without a trace of dissent
i'll buy the torture cos you pay for the rent
tied high with a broken command
you're all alone to the promised land

i'm in love with this malicious intent
you've been taken but you don't know it yet
what you will know must never live to be found
cos it's the subject of the eyes of the clown

At end of the song George Bush (Sr.) says..."What we are looking at is good and evil....right and wrong... A New World Order....We're not about to make the same mistakes again.....A New World Order........."

The song came out in 1992. Makes one think a bit.

[Edited on 10-30-2003 by darklanser]

posted on Oct, 30 2003 @ 03:39 PM
dang double posts...!!!

[Edited on 10-30-2003 by darklanser]

posted on Oct, 31 2003 @ 11:53 PM
Like Gazrok said Enya only time song is the one that sticks out for me too cause i heard it abunch after those tragic events.

posted on Nov, 1 2003 @ 12:56 AM

Originally posted by Gazrok
Enya's Only Time, the 9/11 remix...

Course', I'm a big Enya fan anyways, so....

Yeah. I remember hearing that song being played over and over again on the radio on that day. I still remember the emotions of of then...

posted on Nov, 1 2003 @ 01:36 AM

Originally posted by Questor
It will always be Angel sung by Sarah McLachlan. They played that quite often on the networks the day & few days following the tragedy.

For me it was the Enya song Only Time....

posted on Dec, 30 2004 @ 08:20 PM
For me, the song meaning 911 is "God Bless America"...

posted on Feb, 4 2005 @ 11:12 AM
well i was a senior in high school when that happend and i remember walking in with my mp3 player on into my football coaches class room when he told me to come to his computer to see what was going on.....right when we saw the plane hit the tower "hero" by chad kroeger and josey scott came on....and i will always remember that song....seems kinda fitting to firemen, police officers, and the passengers on the plane that took the one down in a field. just my opinion....

posted on Feb, 4 2005 @ 11:14 AM
Is that Angel song the one with the little girl talking to her daddy?

that song makes me cry everytime I hear it. and that other song, Proud to be an American...usually reminds me of 911 too

posted on Feb, 4 2005 @ 04:53 PM
Angel Lyrics

Spend all your time waiting
for that second chance
for a break that would make it okay
there's always some reason
to feel not good enough
and it's hard at the end of the day
I need some distraction
oh beautiful release
memories seep from my veins
let me be empty
and weightless and maybe
I'll find some peace tonight

in the arms of the angels
fly away from here
from this dark cold hotel room
and the endlessness that you fear
you are pulled from the wreckage
of your silent reverie
you're in the arms of the angel
may you find some comfort here

so tired of the straight line
and everywhere you turn
there's vultures and thieves at your back
and the storm keeps on twisting
you keep on building the lies
that you make up for all that you lack
it don't make no difference
escaping one last time
it's easier to believe
in this sweet madness
oh this glorious sadness
that brings me to my knees

in the arms of the angels
fly away from here
from this dark cold hotel room
and the endlessness that you fear
you are pulled from the wreckage
of your silent reverie
you're in the arms of the angel
may you find some comfort here
you're in the arms of the angel
may you find some comfort here


One of the most beautiful songs ever, IMHO...

[edit on 2/4/05 by The Axeman]

posted on Feb, 10 2005 @ 03:34 AM
Worldwatcher, I know the song you are talking about. Its the song heaven 9/11 remix. That song does it everytime..the whole room gets quiet and puts everyone in a sad mood.
The song that reminds me of 9/11 would have to be U2's walk on and I can be your hero. Right after 9/11 happened, on Kiss FM which is a radio staion in Pittsburgh, was playing I can be your hero with little clips of people talking about 9/11.

[edit on 10-2-2005 by USAFSF]

[edit on 10-2-2005 by USAFSF]

posted on Feb, 23 2005 @ 03:46 PM
For me the song that will always remind me of 9-11 is L'America by the Doors.. The first time I listened to the song was on 9-11 as I was watching the news. If you know the song.. You can understand how i felt listening to it and watching what was going on.. It marked me...Big Time..


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