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    10 Amazing Songs Inspired by 9/11 Attacks

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    On that tragic Tuesday morning, the crashing of hijacked planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and rural Pennsylvania killed nearly 3,000 people and injured over 6,000 others.

    As a way to cope up with the maelstrom of emotions brought about by the attacks, many have turned to and sought refuge in music. Tribute performances were held and songs were crafted to pacify the grieving and to honor the heroes whose lives were taken.

    In this list, we’ve compiled 10 songs inspired by 9/11 attacks.

    Yellowcard- Believe

    Lyrics:

    Think about the love inside the strength of heart
    Think about the heroes saving life in the dark
    Climbing higher, through the fire
    Time was running out
    Never knowing you weren’t going to be coming down alive
    But you still came back for me
    You were strong and you believed
    Everything is going to be alright
    Everything is going to be alright
    Everything is going to be alright
    Be strong, believe
    (Be strong, believe)
    Think about the chance I never had to say
    Thank you for giving up your life that day
    Never fearing, only hearing voices calling out
    Let it all go, the life that you know
    Just to bring them down alive
    And you still came back for me
    You were strong and you believed
    Everything is going to be alright
    Everything is going to be alright
    Everything is going to be alright
    Be strong, believe
    Want to hold my wife when I get home
    Want to tell my kids they’ll never know
    How much I love to see them smile
    Want to make a change right here, right now
    Want to live a life like you somehow
    To make your sacrifice worth while
    Everything is going to be alright
    Everything is going to be alright
    Everything is going to be alright
    Be strong, believe

    Evanescence – My last breath

    Lyrics:
    Hold on to me, love
    You know I can’t stay long
    All I wanted to say was, “I love you and I’m not afraid.”
    Can you hear me?
    Can you feel me in your arms?[Chorus:]
    Holding my last breath
    Safe inside myself
    Are all my thoughts of you
    Sweet raptured light it ends here tonight

    I’ll miss the winter
    A world of fragile things
    Look for me in the white forest
    Hiding in a hollow tree (come find me)
    I know you hear me
    I can taste it in your tears

    Closing your eyes to disappear,
    You pray your dreams will leave you here;
    But still you wake and know the truth,
    No one’s there…

    Say goodnight,
    Don’t be afraid,
    Calling me, calling me as you fade to black.

    (Say goodnight) Holding my last breath
    (Don’t be afraid) Safe inside myself
    (Calling me, calling me) Are all my thoughts of you?
    Sweet raptured light, it ends here tonight

    Tori Amos – I Can’t see New York

    Lyrics:
    From here,
    No lines are drawn
    From here,
    No lands are Owned
    Thirteen thousand and holding
    Swallowed,
    In the purring of her engines
    Tracking the beacon here
    “Is there a Signal there,
    On the Other Side?”
    On the Other Side?
    What do you mean,
    Side of what things?And you said,
    And you did
    And you said you would find me here
    And you said that you would find me,
    Even in death
    And you said,
    And you said you’d find me

    But I can’t see New York
    As I’m circling down,
    Through white cloud,
    Falling out
    And I know his lips are warm,
    But I can’t seem to find my way out,
    My way out
    I can’t see New York
    As I’m circling down,
    Through white cloud,
    Falling out
    And I know his lips are warm
    But I can’t seem to find my way out,
    My way out
    Of this hunting ground

    From here,
    Crystal meth in metres of millions
    In the end,
    All we have,
    Soul Blueprints
    And did we get lost in it?
    Do we conduct a search for this?
    “From the Other Side?”
    From the Other Side?
    What do they mean
    Side of what things?

    And you said,
    And you did
    And you said you could find me here
    And you said that you would find me
    Even in Death
    And you said,
    And you said you’d find me

    But I can’t see New York
    As I’m circling down,
    Through white cloud,
    Falling out
    And I know his lips are warm
    But I can’t seem to find my way out,
    My way out
    I can’t see New York
    As I’m circling down,
    Through white cloud,
    I’m falling out
    And I know your lips are warm
    But I can’t seem to find my way out,
    My way out
    Of your hunting ground

    You again
    It’s you again
    I can’t see
    I can’t see New York
    I can’t see
    I can’t see New York
    From the Other Side
    I Am From the Other Side

    The Cranberries – New New York

    Lyrics:

    New, new, new, ah
    New, new, new, ah
    New new york skyline
    Wounds they heal in time
    Don’t crawl and don’t despair
    It’s a new new york today

    I look across these city streets
    My heart is numb, it still beats
    Nothing to say
    There’s nothing to say

    I look across this empty room
    My heart is still in bloom
    There’s nothing to say
    I only can pray

    New, new, new, ah
    New, new, new, ah
    New new york skyline
    Wounds they heal in time
    Don’t crawl and don’t despair
    It’s a new new york today

    I look across these city streets
    My heart is cold it beats
    30th of may
    Ground zero today

    New, new, new, ah
    New, new, new, ah

    I get down on my knees and pray
    For the heroes of the day
    And no comfort I can find
    For the loved ones left behind

    They won’t tear us apart
    They won’t tear us apart
    They won’t tear us apart
    They won’t tear us apart

    No way
    New day
    New day

    Dream Theater – Sacrificed Sons

    Lyrics:

    Walls are closing
    Anxiously
    Channel surfing
    Frantically

    Burning City
    Smoke and fire
    Planes we’re certain
    Faith inspired

    No clues
    A complete surprise
    Who’ll be
    Coming home tonight

    Heads all turning
    Towards the sky
    Towers crumble
    Heroes die

    Who would wish this
    On our people
    And proclaim
    That His will be done
    Scriptures they heed have misled them
    All praise their Sacrificed Sons

    Teach them
    What to think and feel
    Your ways
    So enlightening

    Words they preach
    I can’t relate
    If God’s true Love
    Are acts of Hate

    God on High
    Our mistakes
    Will mankind be extinct?
    There’s no time to waste
    Who serves the truth
    For Heavens’ sake

    Eagles – Hole in the world

    Lyrics:

    There’s a hole in the world tonight.
    There’s a Cloud of fear and sorrow.
    There’s a hole in the world tonight.
    Don’t let there be a hole in the world tomorrow.

    They say that anger is just love disappointed.
    They say that love is just a state of mind,
    But all this fighting over who will be anointed.
    Oh how can people be so blind

    There’s a hole in the world tonight.
    There’s a Cloud of fear and sorrow.
    There’s a hole in the world tonight.
    Don’t let there be a hole in the world tomorrow.

    Oh they tell me there’s a place over yonder,
    Cool water running through the burning sand,
    Until we learn to love one another
    We will never reach the promise land.

    There’s a hole in the world tonight.
    There’s a Cloud of fear and sorrow.
    There’s a hole in the world tonight.
    Don’t let there be a hole in the world tomorrow.

    Alan Jackson – Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)

    Lyrics:
    Where were you when the world stopped turnin’
    That September day?
    Were you in the yard with your wife and children
    Or workin’ on some stage in L.A.?

    Did you stand there in shock at the sight of that black smoke
    Risin’ 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, they lost their dear loved ones
    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 with pride for the red, white, and blue
    And the heroes who died just doin’ what they do?
    Did you look up to heaven for some kind of answer
    And look at yourself and 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 diff’rence 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 turnin’
    That September day?
    Teachin’ a class full of innocent children
    Or drivin’ 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 for the first time in ages
    And speak to 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 watchin’
    And turn on I Love Lucy reruns?
    Did you go to a church and hold hands with some strangers
    Stand in line to 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 diff’rence 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 diff’rence 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

    And the greatest is love
    And the greatest is love

    Where were you when the world stopped turnin’
    On that September day?

    Kristy Jackson – Little Did She Know (She’d Kissed a Hero)

    Lyrics:

    He found some socks
    She chose his tie
    And when he left for work that morning he was just another guy
    Going to work
    He’d have to fly
    Out to a meeting in L.A. so she had kissed him twice goodbye

    Little did she know she’d kissed a hero
    Though he’d always been one in her eyes
    But when faced with certain death
    He’d said a prayer and took a breath
    And led an army of true angels in the sky
    Little did she know she’d kissed a hero
    Though he’d always been an angel in her eyes
    Putting others first, it’s true
    That’s what heroes always do
    Now he doesn’t need a pair of wings to fly

    The phone had rung
    His voice was calm
    Before he could tell her anything she knew something was wrong
    ‘I love you so’
    The last words he’d said
    She said, ‘I love you, too’
    And then the phone went dead

    Little did she know she’d kissed a hero
    Though he’d always been one in her eyes
    But when faced with certain death
    He’d said a prayer and took a breath
    And led an army of true angels in the sky
    Little did she know she’d kissed a hero
    Though he’d always been an angel in her eyes
    Putting others first, it’s true
    That’s what heroes always do
    Now he doesn’t need a pair of wings to fly

    Darryl Worley – Have You Forgotten?

    Lyrics:

    I hear people saying we don’t need this war
    But, 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 through 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
    Well, 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 through a living hell
    And we vowed to get the one’s behind 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 all the people killed?
    Yeah, some went down like heroes 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?

    Bruce Springsteen – Into the fire

    Lyrics:
    The sky was falling
    And streaked with blood
    I heard you calling me
    Then you disappeared into the dustUp the stairs, into the fire
    Yeah, up the stairs, into the fire
    I need your kiss
    But love and duty called you some place higher
    Somewhere up the stairs, into the fire

    May your strength give us strength
    May your faith give us faith
    May your hope give us hope
    May your love give us love

    May your strength give us strength
    May your faith give us faith
    May your hope give us hope
    May your love give us love

    You gave your love to see
    In fields of red and autumn brown
    You gave your love to me
    And lay your young body down

    Up the stairs, into the fire
    Yeah, up the stairs, into the fire
    I need you near
    But love and duty called you some place higher
    Somewhere up the stairs, into the fire

    May your strength give us strength
    May your faith give us faith
    May your hope give us hope
    May your love give us love

    May your strength give us strength
    May your faith give us faith
    May your hope give us hope
    May your love give us love

    May your strength give us strength
    May your faith give us faith
    May your hope give us hope
    May your love give us love

    It was dark, too dark to see
    You held me in the light you gave
    You lay your hand on me
    Then walked into the darkness of your smoky grave

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