Sunday, September 10, 2006

Alan Jackson said it best...

Where were you when the world stopped turnin'
that September day?
Out in the yard with your wife and children;
Or working on some stage in L.A.?
Did you stand there in shock at the sight 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
that lost their dear loved ones?
Did you 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
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 for what really matters?

(Chorus)
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 hope it never happened;
And close your eyes and not go to sleep?
Did you notice the sunset the first time in ages;
Or 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 and give your own blood?
Did you just stay home and cling tight to your family
Thank God you had somebody to love?

(Chorus)
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.
And the greatest is Love.
And the greatest is Love.

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

-------I know that I will never forget where I was and what I was doing on Sept. 11, 2001. I also know that I am not alone. Please keep each and every family affected in your prayers.

Edited to say I should probably say where I was, and what I was doing. I worked for a doctor's office and he would sit in his office listening to the radio sometimes in between patients. It was a pretty slow day and he was listening. He literally ran into the front office spewing out all that was going on. We didn't understand or couldn't comprehend it all. We moved our weather radio out into the front and began listening to all the reports. We didn't have a visual on anything until we all made it home. McD was out of town and I was panicing. I called him over and over asking the same thing. Are you okay? And where are you? Most of our patients didn't even come in that day, they cancelled their appointments or just didn't show up. It was the quietest day ever in that office. I will always remember.

13 Comments:

Blogger Pamela said...

And the Greatest is Love!!

Way to knock it out of the park, Julie.

9/10/2006 10:37 PM  
Blogger SongBird said...

That is a great song.

9/10/2006 10:56 PM  
Blogger Karmyn R said...

Thank You!

9/10/2006 11:16 PM  
Blogger KellyF said...

Thanks, Julie. What beautiful lyrics... they say it better than we can even begin to.

9/11/2006 5:46 AM  
Blogger Cheeky said...

Today it is YOU that has ME singing!

9/11/2006 6:16 AM  
Blogger Swampwitch said...

Thank you for taking the time to remind us of the words to that song.
Where was I the day the World Stopped Turnin'?...
I was standing in my kitchen in the VERY same place when the news of the Oklahoma City Bombing came across the screen.
I will never forget.

9/11/2006 10:45 AM  
Blogger Silly Hily said...

YOu know, the world really did seem to stop turning. I forgot how good that song was as I haven't heard it in a while.
I will never forget.
God Bless America.

9/11/2006 2:24 PM  
Anonymous Gail said...

I've been trying to remember that song all day! Thanks for sharing it.

9/11/2006 7:33 PM  
Anonymous laura said...

Julie, thank you for your kind words left on my blog.
That Alan Jckson song makes me cry eerytime I hear it.
www.adventuresinjuggling.blogspot.com

9/11/2006 8:29 PM  
Anonymous slackermommy said...

I love that song and Alan Jackson. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

9/11/2006 9:34 PM  
Blogger Shauna said...

Thanks Julie. . .

I was driving to Tonkawa to take a CLEP test. . .Right after I was finished they closed the campus. . .I couldn't concentrate on anything but getting back home to my family. . .

9/12/2006 6:38 AM  
Blogger Robin said...

I was working...looking at a computer screen when someone popped in to tell me (I didn't hear until the second plane hit). A tv was rigged in our conference room. Surreal, to say the least.

Can't believe I forgot about this song til I saw it again here. Perfect....

9/12/2006 7:44 AM  
Blogger willowtree said...

Ok, it's well past remberance now, so I can talk about you blog....Woo hooo, you got a clock! Well done.

I'm not too sure about the ticker though, I never realised how fast my life was passing by until you put the ticker up, pretty soon it will be down to 2 months plus.

9/12/2006 4:26 PM  

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