9/11 + 5

Seems wrong to let the day, fifth anniversary of 9/11, pass unnoted; but there's nothing new to say. I'll just point to what I posted this time last year.

Here's lyrics to a song a wrote about that day (which will be on my forthcoming CD, whenever I get around to finishing that):

"No Words of Wisdom"
Tom Swiss

Everybody's looking at me
They ask me to sing and play
But I've got no words of wisdom
For a day like today

I came down here with my guitar
To help you pass the time
We could have a drink and have some fun
And sing these songs of mine

Now everybody's looking at me
They ask me to sing and play
But I've got no words of wisdom
For a day like today

Now the shit has hit the fan
And I'm the one on stage
What am I supposed to say
To all this fear and rage?

Everybody's looking at me
They ask me to sing and play
But I've got no words of wisdom
For a day like today

On the TV above the bar
We watch the towers fall
We sit and we wonder, "Is this the time
For the ending of it all?"

And the lovely lady behind the bar
Asks me to sing and play
But I've got no words of wisdom
For a day like today

Two fine young me, they're U.S. Marines
Sitting there at the bar
Soon they'll have to go and fight
They put money in my tip jar

Me, I try to be a peaceful man
But what the hell can I say?
I've got no words of wisdom
For a day like today

If there is a god, I do not know
What he thinks of us down here
The best I can do, is suggest
We all have another beer

Everybody's looking to me
To soothe their minds when I play
But I've got no words of wisdom
For a day like today

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