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If They Could Only Speak...

Mark Levy
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[2001]
Canzone dedicata alla vittime dell'attentato dell'11 settembre 2001 e alle loro famiglie, alcune delle quali si sono organizzate in Peaceful Tomorro­ws

September 11


"Peaceful Tomorro­ws is an organization founded by family members of those killed on September 11th who have united to turn our grief into action for peace. By developing and advocating nonviolent options and actions in the pursuit of justice, we hope to break the cycles of violence engendered by war and terrorism. Acknowledging our common experience with all people affected by violence throughout the world, we work to create a safer and more peaceful world for everyone."
She'd woken up that morning, her bags were packed to go.
She'd been visiting friends, now she was ready to go home.
She was a bright light everywhere she'd be,
shinin' her way home on flight 93.

She was on that flight, he was on that floor.
If they could only speak, they'd say, "No more war!
No no bloodshed, no slaughter, no vengeance in my name!"
He was on that floor, she was on that plane.

He'd gotten to work early on the hundredth floor.
Then terror rocked the building, and he was out the door.
He was a kind and gentle man, and we all miss him so.
He'd want to say, "Peace is the way," he'd want the world to know.

She was on that flight, he was on that floor.
If they could only speak, they'd say, "No more war!
No no bloodshed, no slaughter, no vengeance in my name!"
He was on that floor, she was on that plane.

Bridge: And our grief is not a cry for war
that our loved ones would never have been for.
We stand together here to say:
there's got to be a better way
to end the terror in our world today.

Yes, we have suffered. Yes, we have lost.
We will never forget that fiery holocaust,
but don't use our grief, don't dishonor our dead.
Let the spirits of our loved ones rise for peace instead.

She was on that flight, he was on that floor.
If they could only speak, they'd say, "No more war!
No no bloodshed, no slaughter, no vengeance in my name!"
He was on that floor, she was on that plane.

Contributed by Alessandro - 2010/1/14 - 14:01



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