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References, diret or indirect, to 9/11 in Songlyrics

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posted on Nov, 30 2006 @ 10:50 AM
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An event like 9/11 must have spured on some lyrics in popular songs - imagine it must have.
You see I don't know, cause I don't follow music that close anymore.

I used to, and let me hurry to say I like good music, but my time was with the Beatles and the Brit-wave, pshycedelic and the folk revival.
It's a long time ago.

About the post-punk period I lost interest, and when house came around I dropped out of the scene. But whomever still alive from back then I still follow.
Like Bob Dylan.

About the lyrics for this thread I wanna say, they don't necessaraly need to be graphic accounts, but anything allegoric, or what YOU think it is, are valid.

Those two I'm gonna post are both from Bob Dylans previous CD, "Love and Theft". Now, the special thing about that collection in connection to the thread, is the date of release, 9/11/2001.

So how should that hold lyrics about 9/11, you'll say? Well, maybe it doesn't, maybe it's all coincidence that some lines could be reffering to the event. I think it is, but you know fans have a tendency to attribute supernatural powers to their idols.

Post some examples of what you think are refferencies to 9/11.

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Edited title for spelling

[edit on 4/12/06 by masqua]




posted on Nov, 30 2006 @ 10:53 AM
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Words and music by bob dylan

Well, I'm stranded in the city that never sleeps
Some of these women they just give me the creeps
I'm avoidin' the south side the best I can
These memories I got they can strangle a man
Well, I came ashore in the dead of the night
Lot of things can get in the way when you're tryin' to do what's right

You don't understand it, my feelin' for you
You'd be honest with me if you only knew

I'm not sorry for nothing I've done
I'm glad I fought, I only wish we'd won
The siamese twins are comin' to town
People can't wait, they've gathered around
When I left my home the sky split open wide
I never wanted to go back there, I'd rather have died

You don't understand it, my feelin' for you
You'd be honest with me if only you knew

My woman got a face like a teddy bear
She's tossin' a baseball bat in the air
The meat is so tough you can't cut it with a sword
I'm crashin' my car trunk first into the board
They say that my eyes are pretty and my smile is nice
Well, I'd sell it to ya at a reduced price

You don't understand it, my feeling for you
You'd be honest with me if only you knew

Some things are too terrible to be true,
I won't come here no more if it's botherin' you
There's a southern pacific leaving at 9:45
I'm havin' a hard time, believin' some people would ever arrive
I'm stark naked but I don't care
I'm goin' off into the woods I'm hunt'n' bare

You don't understand it, my feeling for you
Well, you'd be honest with me if only you knew

I'm here to create the new imperial empire
I'm gonna do whatever circumstances require
I care so much for you, didn't think I could
I can't tell my heart that you're no good
Well, my parents, they warned me not to risk my years
And I still got their advice oozing out of my ears

You don't understand it, my feeling for you
Well, you'd be honest with me if only you knew



[edit on 30-11-2006 by khunmoon]



posted on Nov, 30 2006 @ 10:57 AM
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Words and music by bob dylan

Tweedle-dee Dum and Tweedle-dee Dee
They're throwing knives into the tree
Two big bags of dead man's bones
Got their noses to the grindstones


Living in the Land of Nod
Trustin' their fate to the Hands of God
They pass by so silently
Tweedle-dee Dum and Tweedle-dee Dee

Well, they're going to the country, they're gonna retire
They're taking a streetcar named Desire
Looking in the window at the pecan pie
Lot of things they'd like they would never buy

Neither one gonna turn and run
They're making a voyage to the sun
"His Master's voice is calling me,"
Says Tweedle-dee Dum to Tweedle-dee Dee

Tweedle-dee Dee and Tweedle-dee Dum
All that and more and then some
They walk among the stately trees
They know the secrets of the breeze

Tweedle-dee Dum said to Tweedle-dee Dee
"Your presence is obnoxious to me."
They're like babies sittin' on a woman's knee
Tweedle-dee Dum and Tweedle-dee Dee

Well, the rain beating down on my windowpane
I got love for you and it's all in vain
Brains in the pot, they're beginning to boil
They're dripping with garlic and olive oil

Tweedle-dee Dee - he's on his hands and his knees
Saying, "Throw me somethin', Mister, please."
"What's good for you is good for me,"
Says Tweedle-dee Dum to Tweedle-dee Dee

Well, they're living in a happy harmony
Tweedle-dee Dum and Tweedle-dee Dee
They're one day older and a dollar short
They've got a parade permit and a police escort

They're lying low and they're makin' hay
They seem determined to go all the way
They run a brick and tile company
Tweedle-dee Dum and Tweedle-dee Dee

Well a childish dream is a deathless need
And a noble truth is a sacred creed
My pretty baby, she's lookin' around
She's wearin' a multi-thousand dollar gown

Tweedle-dee Dee is a lowdown, sorry old man
Tweedle-dee Dum, he'll stab you where you stand
"I've had too much of your company,"
Says, Tweedle-dee Dum to Tweedle-dee Dee



[edit on 30-11-2006 by khunmoon]



posted on Dec, 1 2006 @ 02:14 AM
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Here's one by Darryl Worley. It's a country tune from 2003


"Have You Forgotten?"

I hear people saying we don't need this war
I say there's some things worth fighting for
What about our freedom and this piece of ground
We didn't get to keep 'em by backing down
They say we don't realize the mess we're getting in
Before you start your preaching let me ask you this my friend

Have you forgotten how it felt that day?
To see your homeland under fire
And her people blown away
Have you forgotten when those towers fell?
We had neighbors still inside going thru a living hell
And you say we shouldn't worry 'bout bin Laden
Have you forgotten?

They took all the footage off my T.V.
Said it's too disturbing for you and me
It'll just breed anger that's what the experts say
If it was up to me I'd show it everyday
Some say this country's just out looking for a fight
After 9/11 man I'd have to say that's right

Have you forgotten how it felt that day?
To see your homeland under fire
And her people blown away
Have you forgotten when those towers fell?
We had neighbors still inside going thru a living hell
And you say we shouldn't worry 'bout bin Laden
Have you forgotten?

I've been there with the soldiers
Who've gone away to war
And you can bet that they remember
Just what they're fighting for

Have you forgotten how it felt that day?
To see your homeland under fire
And her people blown away
Have you forgotten when those towers fell?
We had neighbors still inside going thru a living hell
And you say we shouldn't worry 'bout bin Laden
Have you forgotten?

Have you forgotten all the people killed?
Some went down like heros in that Pennsylvania field
Have you forgotten about our Pentagon?
All the loved ones that we lost and those left to carry on
Don't you tell me not to worry about bin Laden
Have you forgotten?

Have you forgotten?
Have you forgotten?



posted on Dec, 1 2006 @ 07:44 AM
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WORLD TRADE CENTRE by Bob Hillman
Lyrics:
"I saw the Trade Center fall on TV
Fall on TV
I turned it on coincidentally
It happened to you like it happened to me
I saw the Trade Center fall on TV

I see them falling again and again
Again and again
Over nine hundred times through the long weekend
Somewhere inside was a friend of a friend
I see them falling again and again

San Francisco’s perfect view
Of downtown New York City through a
Cable-ready picture tube
Calibrated expertly to
Render unequivocally
Something I don’t want to see
Have I seen everything?

I asked myself if it had to be real
Not really real
Special effects from a big movie deal
I had to think and I had to feel
I asked myself if it had to be real

Timing and dramatic flair
Anchormen with perfect hair
Planted in expensive chairs
Reading out our history
Crying intermittently
Front and center honesty
Have I seen everything?

I saw the Trade Center fall on TV
Fall on TV
I turned it on coincidentally
It happened to you like it happened to me
I saw the Trade Center fall on TV""



posted on Dec, 1 2006 @ 11:37 AM
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"My City of Ruins" Bruce Springsteen

Theres a blood red circle
On the cold dark ground
And the rain is falling down
The church doors blown open
I can hear the organs song
But the congregations gone

My city of ruins
My city of ruins

Now the sweet veils of mercy
Drift through the evening trees
Young men on the corner
Like scattered leaves
The boarded up windows
The hustlers and thieves
While my brothers down on his knees

My city of ruins



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