2010/09/11

September 11 – We Never Forget

DaGoddess @ 02:31

Do you remember? I do.

Do you still feel the same shock when you think back on what happened nine years ago today? I do.

We can never forget how that felt. We can never forget how we turned to one another for comfort and strength, as neighbors, as a community, as a nation. For all our imperfections, we are still strong and still ONE NATION. Thank God for that.

May we find peace and understanding somewhere along the way.

I’ve not included this song in the last couple of years, but the time seems right to bring it back again. The lyrics have struck me in their prescience. I’ve come to the conclusion that some events are inevitable, or at least some of the imagery is always going to be familiar. It’s a sad way to reconcile such things, but musically and lyrically, it’s the only way to make it fit.

So you speak to me of sadness
And the coming of the winter
Fear that is within you now
It seems to never end
And the dreams that have escaped you
And the hope that you’ve forgotten
You tell me that you need me now
You want to be my friend

And you wonder where we’re going
Where’s the rhyme and where’s the reason
And it’s you cannot accept
It is here we must begin
To seek the wisdom of the children
And the graceful way of flowers in the wind

For the children and the flowers
Are my sisters and my brothers
Their laughter and their loveliness
Could clear a cloudy day

Like the music of the mountains
And the colours of the rainbow
They’re a promise of the future
And a blessing for today
Though the cities start to crumble
And the towers fall around us
The sun is slowly fading
And it’s colder than the sea

It is written from the desert
To the mountains they shall lead us
By the hand and by the heart
They will comfort you and me
In their innocence and trusting
They will teach us to be free

For the children and the flowers
Are my sisters and my brothers
Their laughter and their loveliness
Could clear a cloudy day

And the song that I am singing
Is a prayer to non believers
Come and stand beside us
We can find a better way

And one of my new favorite songs, which was written specifically in remembrance of those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001, is from Tony “The Fretless Monster” Franklin. The song is “Never Be The Same“. The story behind “Never Be The Same” is also available on Tony’s Myspace blog.

Peace to all.

Previous September 11 tribute posts

7 Comments

  1. For too many reasons, and not just 9/11, that last video brings tears to my eyes. Thank you. :hug:

    Comment by diamond dave — 2010/09/11 @ 02:56

  2. Same here, Dave.

    And THANK YOU!

    :hug:

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2010/09/11 @ 03:05

  3. Dust

    THEN
    one school building toppled by a bomb
    detonated against children
    the shattered dust of sun-fretted dreams
    filling my tearless eyes

    NOW
    two tall towers felled by airplanes
    crashed against the innocent
    the dust of another shattered dream
    blinding a nation

    EPILOG
    from a continent away,
    through tearless camera eyes
    I watch the dust settle;
    and despite flags that fly,
    or anthems that ring,
    it settles into the shape of a death mask.

    the memory of darkness lives;
    the smoke-obscured sun cannot penetrate
    these floating remnants of dream
    or this solitary heart made wary –
    there is too much dust
    for tears to wash away.

    Comment by Jan — 2010/09/12 @ 07:25

  4. i happen to know every word of that denver song – and pretty much every other song he ever recorded…

    Comment by patti — 2010/09/24 @ 08:41

  5. Patti, this is why we are friends. Okay, one of the reasons. Denver was an incredible songwriter and poet. I still miss him.

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2010/09/24 @ 16:14

  6. high school, me and a couple girlfriends and our guitars…

    Comment by patti — 2010/09/24 @ 18:37

  7. :)

    I miss John Denver. Sigh.

    Comment by DaGoddess — 2010/09/24 @ 18:40

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