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Alan Jackson Where Were You Lyrics

Last updated: 07/16/2013 05:21:22 PM

Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day?
were you in the yard with you wife and your children or working on some stage in LA
did you stand there in shock at the site 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
the heroes who died just doing 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 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 that September day
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 love her
did you dust off that Bible at home
did you open your eyes and hope it never happened
close your eyes and not go to sleep
did you notice the sunset the first time in ages
speak with 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 watching
and turn on "I Love Lucy" re-runs
did you go to a Church and hold hands with some stranger
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

(Chorus x2)
The greatest is Love
The greatest is Love

Where were you when the world stopped turning that September day?

Thanks to Richard Dulvy for submitting Where Were You Lyrics.

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we were really moved! | Reviewer: Reza | 7/16/13

i am Studying English in my country Iran. once i listened to this song i was really moved by the song and the voice. my family and i rememmber the day when the towers were burning and we were shocked by that scene. God bless those poeple who perished on that day and God help us to keep us away from these catastrophic events.

Beautiful | Reviewer: Kelsey | 5/26/12

I was only 3 when this happened, and I still remember watching the second tower come down on the television. I can't recall much more about the day, but I cry every time I hear this song. Nobody could've said it better than Alan Jackson: faith, hope, and love are some good thing he gave us, and the greatest is love.

Chris, you're an idot | Reviewer: Dennis Quein | 9/11/11

This is in answer to the comment by Chris. How can anyone with a speck of decency dis this song. It is beautiful and from the heart. It so moved me that on the first anniversary of the towers I stood up in church (after clearing it with our priest) and sang the song acapello (sp?)or without music. There were not many dry eyes in the house. Ten years later, I sang it last night at a Karaoke bar and got a standing ovation. It is a beautiful, patriotic song from deep within the heart that captured the hearts and minds of true Americans everywhere, not perverted minds who look for the evil and bad in even the most heart wrenching situations. As far as the comments on Iraq and Iran, despite all the coverage on those two countries, how many of us could actually sit down and draw Iraq and Iran on a map. God Bless Alan Jackson and Tobby Keith as well!

beautiful song | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/25/11

I remember when 9/11 happened, and it still hurts to this day. This song was beautiful and reflected the emotions of that day and the aftermath. As long as we use religion to degrade, force, and harm others, we will have tragedies like this. Off my soapbox now, sorry.

Wow | Reviewer: Chris | 2/25/10

How heroic of him to profit of of the exploitation of those poor victims of the tragedy. Don't know the difference between Iraq or Iran? Well maybe you should do little more research before you write a song about it. This is the perfect exzample of blind patriotism. What a horrible piece of propaganda.

sad | Reviewer: Teresa | 9/14/07

I had gotten a pen pal in newyork in fifth grade and she died in 9-11. I am now in the 9th grade and this issue still hurts me greatly. I am planing to get married and dance to this song then go an avenge her death by serving my country.

Listen again | Reviewer: Nan | 2/24/07

I'm a student in China.Igot to know this song last summer.Though we didnot exierence the event,the song really touched my heart.Today I listened this song again and also introduced it to others in my blog.I really hope that there can be less wars and disasters on our planet and that we can all live a peaceful life.
I hope I can make more friends.You can contact me through my E-mail addess.

Good Job | Reviewer: Heather | 4/25/05

I had to do a history report on a song that had to do with someone relating to something that happened in history. And thanks to this song I Got an A+