Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Top 20 Songs about September and 9/11

As expected, the vast majority of songs about the month of September make reference to one specific day, namely September 11th. However, there are also a few other songs that make reference to other days in September (September 7th or September 21st), and other songs just make reference to the month in general and have no relation to 9/11. These are my top 20 songs about September 11th and the month of September in general.

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1. Alan Jackson – Where Were You (When the World Stopped Turning)

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?

2. System of a Down – Lonely Day

Such a lonely day / And it's mine / The most loneliest day in my life / Such a lonely day / Should be banned / It's a day that I can't stand

3. Green Day – Wake Me Up When September Ends

Summer has come and passed / the innocent can never last / wake me up when September ends / ring out the bells again / like we did when spring began / wake me up when September ends

4. Toby Keith – Courtesy of the Red, White & Blue

Hey Uncle Sam / Put your name at the top of his list / And the Statue of Liberty / Started shakin' her fist / And the eagle will fly / Man, it's gonna be hell / When you hear Mother Freedom / Start ringin' her bell / And it feels like the whole wide world is raining down on you / Brought to you Courtesy of the Red White and Blue

5. Bruce Springsteen – The Rising

Sky of blackness and sorrow (a dream of life) / Sky of love, sky of tears (a dream of life) / Sky of glory and sadness (a dream of life) / Sky of mercy, sky of fear (a dream of life) / Sky of memory and shadow (a dream of life) / Your burning wind fills my arms tonight / Sky of longing and emptiness (a dream of life) / Sky of fullness, sky of blessed life

6. U2 – City of Blinding Lights

I've seen you walk unafraid / I've seen you in the clothes you made / Can you see the beauty inside of me? / What happened to the beauty I had inside of me?

7. Earth Wind & Fire – September

Do you remember the 21st night of September? / Love was changing the mind of pretenders / While chasing the clouds away / Our hearts were ringing / In the key that our souls were singing. / As we danced in the night / Remember - how the stars stole the night away, yeah yeah yeah.

8. Natalia Imbruglia - Come September

No hope for Cinderella / Come September / Her violet sky will need to cry / ‘Cause if it doesn’t rain then everything will die / She needs to heal / She needs to feel / Something more than tender / Come September

9. Neil Diamond – September Morn

September morn / We danced until the night became a brand new day / Two lovers playing scenes from some romantic play / September morning still can make me feel this way

10. Darryl Worley - Have you Forgotten?

Have you forgotten how it felt that day? To see your homeland under fire And her people blown away Have you forgotten when those towers fell? We had neighbors still inside going thru a living hell And we vowed to get the one’s behind bin Laden Have you forgotten?

11. Ray Stevens – Osama, Yo' Mama

Osama - yo' mama could have done a lot better / Though I bet every day you did somethin' to upset her / By the way, we got an answer to your anthrax letter / New York City's where it's from - it's called a smart bomb

12. Daughtry – September

All the things I still remember / Summers never looked the same / Years go by and time just seems to fly / But the memories remain / In the middle of September / We still play out in the rain / Nothing to lose but everything to gain / Reflecting now how things could've been / It was worth it in the end

13. Mecano – El 7 de Setiembre

El siete de Septiembre es nuestro aniversario / y no sabremos si besarnos en la cara o en los labios.

14. Melissa Etheridge – Tuesday Morning

10:03 on a Tuesday morning / in the fall of an American dream / a man is doing what he knows is right / on flight 93 / loved his mom and he loved his dad / loved his home and he loved his man / but on that bloody Tuesday morning / he died an American

15. Neil Young – Let’s Roll

Let's roll for freedom / Let's roll for love / We're going after Satan / On the wings of a dove / Let's roll for justice / Let's roll for truth / Let's not let our children / Grow up fearful in there youth.

16. Bon Jovi – Undivided

That was my brother lost in the rubble / That was my sister lost in the crush / That was our mothers, those were our children / That was our fathers, that was each one of us / A million prayers to God above / A million tears make an ocean of

17. Sarah MacLachlan – World on Fire

I watch the heavens and I find a calling / Something I can do to change this moment / Stay close to me while the sky is falling / Don't wanna be left alone, don't wanna be alone

18. Bruce Springsteen – Into the Fire

The sky was falling and streaked with blood / I heard you calling me, then you disappeared into the dust / Up the stairs, into the fire / Up the stairs, into the fire / I need your kiss, but love and duty called you someplace higher / Somewhere up the stairs, into the fire

19. Chris Cornell – Ground Zero

Where in the world you gonna go? / Who in the world you gonna hold? / When all the world keeps holding on at ground zero / We'll leave it all with God.

20. Plain White T-Shirts - A Lonely September

I'm sittin' here all by myself / just tryin' to think of something to do / Tryin' to think of something, anything / just to keep me from thinking of you / But you know it's not working out / 'cause you're all that's on my mind / One thought of you is all it takes / to leave the rest of the world behind

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