Ballad for 9/11
Something sad has happened here;
In blood and smoke we stand.
Something grand once stood here;
Now just barren land.
Millions dead or missing
And nothing's quite the same
As the mourners cry "Why do
You make us play your deadly game?"
But beneath the blood and ashes
There is something much, much more.
Underneath the gray skies where the towers stood,
Heroes have died to give us brotherhood.
As the world watches hopefully
Light rises from the dust.
As we stand here hand in hand
We see peace for which we lust
Something sad has happened here
And nothing's quite the same;
Now we stand together
And cry for just one name.