Where Were You When the World Stopped Turning?

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Mortgage and Lending with Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender NMLS 69996

 

I think this song by Alan Jackson says it all for me....."Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)" and the most important portion of the song "Faith, hope and love are some good things He gave us....And the greatest is love...."






Where were you when the world stopped 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
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 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 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 and 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 on that September day?
Were you teaching a class full of innocent children
Or 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 loved her?
Did you dust off that Bible at home?

Did you open your eyes, hope it never happened
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
Or 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
Did you 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 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 turning that September day?

 

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Rainmaker
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Deborah Byron Leffler BzyBee Real Estate Lady!
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i LOVE THIS  song..and have thought of it often today!   I have a friend from high school who perished in the Pentagon on that fateful day!

Sep 11, 2011 10:53 AM #1
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Beautiful song, beautiful post.

PS   I think your profile pic of suits in boots is fantastic!

Sep 11, 2011 11:00 AM #2
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Sondra Meyer:
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Hi Louise!  I too have always loved this song. Thanks for sharing it today and thanks for assisting our veterns and military members with purchasing a home. 

The profile picture is great!  It took me a few minutes to realize that you all are wearing combat boots!  That sounds like a wonderful campaign to raise money to help. 

Sep 11, 2011 11:00 AM #3
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
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We're so lucky to be alive today and living in this great country!  Thanks for the song!

Sep 11, 2011 04:46 PM #4
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David Farrell
David V. Farrell Co. - Garden City, NY
Licensed NY State Real Estate Broker

I've always loved Alan Jackson and to have that song written so soon after all the madness was incredible.  It'll be hard to forget where I was when the world stopped turning - I was across the east river watching the entire morning unfold.  It's nice to remember and ten years seems to have gone by pretty quickly.  It's also nice to be among the lucky ones able to mvoe on.  The families who lost loved ones that day never saw their world start turning again.  Most important, today, is the plight of the repsonders working for weeks in Lower Manhattan. They are sick and dying and need our help.  This isn't a joke.  I've seen too many people unable to catch their breath at the age of 40 and on every kind of steroid, inhaler, etc.

 

They deserve to be cared for in the same way as the families of the those we lost.  They are alive and need our help, but another responder is dying right now from the air downtown.  That is just one more sad, overlooked part of this tradgedy, but a very, very important one.

Sep 11, 2011 07:04 PM #5
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I had just come back from a Labor weekend trip to the San Francisco Bay Area. We got an earlier flight out than the one we had scheduled, which was at 10:45 a.m. on 9/11. If we had waited until that flight, we would have been driving a rental car 800 miles home because by 10:45 a.m. Pacific Time on 9/11, all flights had been grounded.

Sep 12, 2011 02:49 PM #6
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Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender - Leesville, LA
Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA

Wow, Russell - what a memory - timing is everything....

Sep 12, 2011 02:53 PM #7
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I was moving into my new condominium. We didn't have television, cable, or radios, but we were playing the CD player. We had no idea what was going on around us until noon when we went out to eat.

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