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WHERE WERE YOU WHEN THE WORLD STOPPED TURNING...

Posted by on Sep. 14, 2013 at 10:46 AM
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My 4th grader was singing this song this morning.  I asked him where he learned it.  He said that they had been singing it in music class at school.

We sat down and watched the video together and talked about 9/11.  (We've discussed it before too.)

He said they discussed 9/11 in class too.  I am glad they do.

I was happily surprised they sang the song though, as it speaks of God quite a bit.

LYRICS:


"Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)"

Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day?
Were you in the yard with your wife and children
Or working on some stage in L.A.?
Did you stand there in shock at the sight of that black smoke
Risin' 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
And the heroes who died just doin' what they do?
Did you look up to heaven for some kind of answer
And look at yourself and what really matters?

[Chorus:]
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 on that September day?
Were you 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 loved her?
Did you dust off that Bible at home?

Did you open your eyes, hope it never happened
Close your eyes and not go to sleep?
Did you notice the sunset the first time in ages
Or speak to some stranger on the street?
Did you lay down at night and think of tomorrow
Or go out and buy you a gun?
Did you turn off that violent old movie you're watchin'
And turn on "I Love Lucy" reruns?

Did you go to a church and hold hands with some strangers
Did you 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]

And the greatest is love.
And the greatest is love.

Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day?
by on Sep. 14, 2013 at 10:46 AM
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LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Sep. 14, 2013 at 10:49 AM
Where is this school (generally) and who wrote this song?
JTROX
by Gold Member on Sep. 14, 2013 at 10:51 AM

The school is in the midwest.

Alan Jackson performs the song, I'm not sure if he wrote the song.

EDIT:  I checked, he also wrote the song.

Quoting LauraKW:

Where is this school (generally) and who wrote this song?


LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Sep. 14, 2013 at 10:53 AM
Well that explains a lot.

Quoting JTROX:

The school is in the midwest.

Alan Jackson performs the song, I'm not sure if he wrote the song.

EDIT:  I checked, he also wrote the song.

Quoting LauraKW:

Where is this school (generally) and who wrote this song?


JTROX
by Gold Member on Sep. 14, 2013 at 10:54 AM

What explains alot and in what way?

Quoting LauraKW:

Well that explains a lot.

Quoting JTROX:

The school is in the midwest.

Alan Jackson performs the song, I'm not sure if he wrote the song.

EDIT:  I checked, he also wrote the song.

Quoting LauraKW:

Where is this school (generally) and who wrote this song?



SuzCahn
by Bronze Member on Sep. 14, 2013 at 10:56 AM
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 I don't know that song. I do know Jesus!

LauraKW
by "Dude!" on Sep. 14, 2013 at 10:58 AM
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Teaching a song in a public school about the good things that God taught us and not knowing the difference between Iraq and Iran - that this would be condoned in the Midwest is not surprising.

Quoting JTROX:

What explains alot and in what way?

Quoting LauraKW:

Well that explains a lot.



Quoting JTROX:

The school is in the midwest.

Alan Jackson performs the song, I'm not sure if he wrote the song.

EDIT:  I checked, he also wrote the song.

Quoting LauraKW:

Where is this school (generally) and who wrote this song?



romalove
by Roma on Sep. 14, 2013 at 10:58 AM
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Quoting JTROX:

What explains alot and in what way?

Quoting LauraKW:

Well that explains a lot.

Quoting JTROX:

The school is in the midwest.

Alan Jackson performs the song, I'm not sure if he wrote the song.

EDIT:  I checked, he also wrote the song.

Quoting LauraKW:

Where is this school (generally) and who wrote this song?



They wouldn't be singing that in my kid's public school.

JTROX
by Gold Member on Sep. 14, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Not everyone in the midwest believes in God.  Do you think they do?

Are you suggesting that people from the midwest don't know the difference between Iraq and Iran?


Quoting LauraKW:

Teaching a song in a public school about the good things that God taught us and not knowing the difference between Iraq and Iran - that this would be condoned in the Midwest is not surprising.

Quoting JTROX:

What explains alot and in what way?

Quoting LauraKW:

Well that explains a lot.



Quoting JTROX:

The school is in the midwest.

Alan Jackson performs the song, I'm not sure if he wrote the song.

EDIT:  I checked, he also wrote the song.

Quoting LauraKW:

Where is this school (generally) and who wrote this song?




JTROX
by Gold Member on Sep. 14, 2013 at 11:01 AM

I have no problem with the song, but I was certain that others might.

Quoting romalove:


Quoting JTROX:

What explains alot and in what way?

Quoting LauraKW:

Well that explains a lot.

Quoting JTROX:

The school is in the midwest.

Alan Jackson performs the song, I'm not sure if he wrote the song.

EDIT:  I checked, he also wrote the song.

Quoting LauraKW:

Where is this school (generally) and who wrote this song?



They wouldn't be singing that in my kid's public school.


romalove
by Roma on Sep. 14, 2013 at 11:03 AM
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Quoting JTROX:

I have no problem with the song, but I was certain that others might.

Quoting romalove:


Quoting JTROX:

What explains alot and in what way?

Quoting LauraKW:

Well that explains a lot.

Quoting JTROX:

The school is in the midwest.

Alan Jackson performs the song, I'm not sure if he wrote the song.

EDIT:  I checked, he also wrote the song.

Quoting LauraKW:

Where is this school (generally) and who wrote this song?



They wouldn't be singing that in my kid's public school.


Would you have a problem with your kid being asked to sing a song about how all good in the world flows from Allah?

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