I remember exactly where I was the moment I found out about what was happening in NY. I was living in CA at the time, and my roommate woke me up just after 6 AM (PST) to tell me what he just heard. It's been 9 years already... I can't believe it. My heart and prayers are with the friends and family who still grieve from their lost loved ones. In remembrance of lives lost, and in support of all those who continue to try the make this world a safer and better place since that moment... here are a few songs and the stories behind them.
We will not forget the tragedy, but more importantly, we will REMEMBER the lives and how this moment changed us.
Imagine Dragons - "America"
We wrote this song as a reflection of our love and gratitude for this great country and those who keep it free. At a time when there is fear and economic turmoil both here and abroad, we felt as though the best way to honor the fallen and injured who put their lives on the line is to create something positive and uplifting (a rarity in today's media). The song and music video "America" is dedicated particularly to the Wounded Warrior Project, which provides support for injured vets - please consider donating to this great cause at http://wwpproudsupporter.kintera.org/imaginedragonsband.
Lily Sparks - "Where are We Today"
Where are we today is a song written about the choices that we make and the questions that remain. It is all about taking a step back and reflecting on the decisions we have made, how they have impacted us and what they mean to us today.
Davy Mooney - "No More"
I wrote the song on September 12th, 2001. It's written from the perspective of the people who died; they're thinking about some of the things that they won't experience anymore. The tone is bittersweet. That day was such a beautiful Fall day in New York, and I was thinking about the mundane realities of a New York commute. On a gorgeous day, all these people showed up to work, taking the trains, drinking their coffee, and then they were all brutally murdered. The screams in the song are supposed to be their screams.
Peter Buzzelle -"What Are We Fighting For"
I wrote this song about a personal relationship I was having at the time. To me, the song is about loss and longing for something that one can no longer have. My hope is that it has a universal meaning that many people can relate to."