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Where Were You? (When The World Stopped Turning)

Alan Jackson
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After a few more hit albums, Jackson again rocketed to fame with "Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)," a song about the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, which became a hit single and briefly propelled him into the mainstream spotlight; the song was even the subject of parody on the popular animated series South Park, in the episode A Ladder To Heaven.
Where were you when the world stop turning on that September day?
Were you 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 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 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 could 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 stop turning on that September day?
Teaching a class full of innocent children,
Or driving down some cold interstate?
Did you feel guilty 'cos you're a survivor?
In a crowded room, did you feel alone?
Did you call up your mother and tell her you loved her?
Did you dust off that Bible at home?

Did you open your eyes, an' 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?

I'm just a singer of simple songs,
I'm not a real political man.
I watch CNN but I'm not sure I could 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.

An' the greatest is love.

An' the greatest is love.

Where were you when the world stop turning on that September day?

inviata da Brittany Lynn Paral - 3/3/2006 - 17:34



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