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.