Saturday, September 11, 2010

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


I will never forgot where I was on that day. I was a senior in high school. Our class was in the library. I remember we watched the horrific events unfold and glued to the TV and knowing that at that moment our country would never be the same again. We would never be the same again. Our hearts would never be the same.

I remember coming home later that day and calling my mom sobbing just asking, how can someone do this? And not being able to wrap my mind around the fact that people could be this cruel and just praying out to God that either he come back that day or that he would use this terrible situation and make it out for good.

Whether we were directly affected by September 11th or not, no denying that a bit of all of us changed that day. I have never been more proud to be an American. Never been more proud to wear my red, white, and blue.

We have and always will live in the greatest country ever.

Pray for those families today that lost their loved one's. Continue to pray that we will never be attacked on our soil again. Pray for peace and understanding between all countries. Let us never take our freedom for granted and may we continue to remember the price that comes with that freedom and the troops that are fighting each day for us.

God Bless the U.S.A.

1 Corinthians 13:13- And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.

3 comments:

Aishlea and Brandon said...

I was in biology class as a Sophomore in college!! I will never forget..especially after standing at Ground Zero. Absolutely one of the most defining moments in my life.

Today is not all bad, though. It's my Daddy's birthday too!

a boy a girl and a pug said...

i don't think i'll ever forget feeling that day. i was a senior in high school, first period science. may we never forget.

Happy Little Camps Family said...

I love that song and it says it all. It breaks my heart every year when 9/11 comes around. I was sitting in Mrs. Pepper's class at LHS and I remember it like it was yesterday...I thought it was a bad dream. Never realizing how much impact it was making on our country at that moment. :(