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View Poll Results: What song did you listen to after 9/11/2001?
Sunday Blooday Sunday 10 17.24%
Like A Song 0 0%
Rejoice 1 1.72%
Wake Up Dead Man 1 1.72%
Walk On 16 27.59%
Others (including songs by U2 or other artists) 19 32.76%
Nothing at all 11 18.97%
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Old 06-25-2002, 05:29 AM   #21
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Lots and lots of October...

It's falling, it's falling and outside the buildings are tumbling down...
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Old 06-25-2002, 11:32 AM   #22
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At first U2002revolution!:
I thought I'd better write that date, because Eurpeans might be strange in writing their dates, but I learnt in school that some Americans use that way of expressing dates as well and with this I didn't wanted to confuse Europeans AND Americans.......But even in New York City there was this way written on cars full of dust of the WTC....... However, tell me what's the official American way and I will think on it. 9/11/ or what?


And now to Zoocifer's story:
The whole story is great and I enjoyed it - I know that the topic isn't that good, but the way it is written is so cool.

Quote:
Posted by Zoocifer:
Flowers on the side of the road, now remember the Towers of finance.
I love that comparisson.....

I wrote a poem of that incident right in the night after seeing this all in TV, but it sounds a bit like SBS and I don't want you to crack up of laughing.


Thank you all for responding!
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Old 06-25-2002, 02:36 PM   #23
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Please became really meaningful for me in the months after 9/11...I was listening to it in the car one day and the end of the song hit me like a ton of bricks...

September
Streets capsizing
Spilling over
Down the drain
Shards of glass
Splinters like rain
But you could only feel
Your own pain


October
Talk getting nowhere
November
December
Remember
Are we just starting again


Please...please...please...
Get up off your knees, yeah
Please...please...please...
Please...
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Old 06-25-2002, 03:18 PM   #24
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I listened to ATYCLB a lot, but mostly I wanted something quiet and soothing ... I listened to some Craig Armstrong, Rachminanoff's Piano Concerto #2, among others.
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Old 06-25-2002, 05:59 PM   #25
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It took me about a week before I could listent to ne form of music. I think that once I started to listen to music again I listen to SBS, Bad, One and Walkon a lot!
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Old 06-25-2002, 08:31 PM   #26
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On the way down to a makeshift office in Jersey from NYC on 9-11, my friends and I stopped by a Target to buy some clothes for the next few days and I immediately went to the CD rack in search of a new copy of ATYCLB. of course, it was sold out.

So when I finally got back, Walk On. Hearing it on the CD was so comforting. Seeing it performed six weeks later in Madison Square was uplifting. It has become my new all-time fave U2 song for so many reasons.
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Old 06-26-2002, 02:27 AM   #27
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I think after the shock of it all I retreated to music, especially U2, to kind of get a grasp on this new reality that we were all living! I say a lot of the early stuff from U2 plus the last album help calm me down and just cope with all of it!! That's when I really realized how much music really means.
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Old 06-26-2002, 02:36 AM   #28
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I don't recall listening to music that exact day.

I do remember waking up for work 2 days later to my alarm clock radio playing Beethoven's sombre "Moonlight Sonata", and it really set the mood.

For that entire week, local radio stations and Much Music were playing somber songs. I even remember watching the VJ's crying on air... it was incredibly surreal... and sad.

The following day I was at work, and the radio station we listened to was announcing "the new U2 song", but all they were playing was U2's "Peace on Earth" with the recorded voices of New York citizens, George Bush and other "Oh My God! The buildings just collapsed" soundfiles.

I thought it was very tacky too add those voices, but the song by itself really hit home. The lyrics were almost too perfect...

Heaven on Earth
We need it now
I'm sick of all of this
Hanging around

Sick of sorrow
I'm sick of the pain
I'm sick of hearing
Again and again
That there's gonna be
Peace on Earth

Where I grew up
There weren't many trees
Where there was we'd tear them down
And use them on our enemies

They say that what you mock
Will surely overtake you
And you become a monster
So the monster will not break you

And it's already gone too far
Who said that if you go in hard
You won't get hurt

Jesus can you take the time
To throw a drowning man a line
Peace on Earth

Tell the ones who hear no sound
Whose sons are living in the ground
Peace on Earth

No whos or whys
No one cries like a mother cries
For peace on Earth

She never got to say goodbye
To see the color in his eyes
Now he's in the dirt
Peace on Earth

They're reading names out
Over the radio
All the folks the rest of us
Won't get to know

Sean and Julia
Gareth, Ann, and Breda
Their lives are bigger than
Any big idea

Jesus can you take the time
To throw a drowning man a line
Peace on Earth

To tell the ones who hear no sound
Whose sons are living in the ground
Peace on Earth

Jesus in this song you wrote
The words are sticking in my throat
Peace on Earth

Hear it every Christmas time
But hope and history won't rhyme
So what's it worth

This peace on Earth
Peace on Earth
Peace on Earth
Peace on Earth
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Old 06-26-2002, 01:31 PM   #29
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I refuse to answer the poll as all I listened to were:

-police and fire trucks outside my apartment racing to the site
-EMS workers and ambulances taking bodies to the nearby hospital
-army loudspeakers telling me to evacuate my neighborhood
-people screaming
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Old 06-26-2002, 04:05 PM   #30
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I was in school, and the majority of students went home early. I went right into my room, put Sunday Bloody Sunday on repeat, and watched the news. ...But after both buildings collapsed, I couldn't take it anymore. I don't remember listening to any more music from U2 after I turned off my stereo.

This thread just reminded me of so many memories on that day and that week. Everything is so vivid again...
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