ALAN JACKSON


Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning) Lyrics

Where were you when the world stopped turning
That September day?
Out in the yard
With your wife and children
Workin' on some stage in LA?
Did you stand there in shock
At the sight of that black smoke
Rising against that blue sky?
Did you shout out in anger
And fear for your neighbor
Or did you just sit down and cry?

Did you weep for the children
Who lost their dear loved ones
Or pray for the ones who don't know?
Did you rejoice for the people
Who walked from the rubbel
And sob for the ones left below?
Did you burst out in pride
For the red, white, and blue
And the heroes who died
Just doing what they do?
Did you look up to Heaven
For some kind of answer
And look at yourself
And what really matters?

I'm just a singer of simple songs
I'm not a real political man
I watch CNN but I'm not sure I could
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
That September day?
Teaching a class full of innocent children
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 love her
Did you dust off that Bible at home?

Did you open your eyes, hope it never happened
Or 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
Go out and buy you a gun?
Did you turn off that violent old movie you're watching
And turn on I Love Lucy reruns?

Did you go to the church and hold hands with some stranger
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?

I'm just a singer of simple songs
I'm not a real political man
I watch CNN but I'm not sure I could
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

I'm just a singer of simple songs
I'm not a real political man
I watch CNN but I'm not sure I could
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
That September day

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these lyrics are last corrected by Molly Hayes (9/11/11)

Songwriter(s): Donald Edmond Rollins
Copyright: Warner-tamerlane Publishing Corp., Songs Of Bdas
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Meaning to "Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)" (11 meanings)
from WI 09/14/12,22:46
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first time I head it, I almost cried. this song is so meaningful to me and my family. I don't like country, but this is an exception
Steve 09/04/12,19:18
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this song makes me cry because he doesn't know the difference between iraq and iran, if you want to hear a good sad country song listen to, i don't have to wonder by garth brooks
Peta 04/20/12,04:48
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The beat tune etc. is good. the song is with good intent, but that's not enough. I don't like the way the song insinuates the world stopped, just cause it's USA
CountryStrong 02/25/12,15:18
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this is the best song..to me the world did stop turning..we will always remember September 11..thanks alan for singing this song!
alexa 11/03/11,09:41
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i really love this song is really goes to heart when you listen to it makes me tear up every time i just love it to death
Angel 09/16/11,15:33
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i sang this song for my family (over 200 people) so they can sing it 2 others. (we all sing) and it touched my soul. this is the first song that EVER made me cry! God bless Alan Jackson
Stephen 09/15/11,10:51
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I first heard this song in karaoke one year ago on sept. 1. It moved my heart so much that I decided to learn the song. I have sung it in many places including New York. I thank God always for music.
Shelly 09/11/11,19:13
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Yes, the world really did stop turning on September 11 and will never be the same. America lost an innocence we will never get back.
janet 09/11/11,12:40
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I love this song - makes me cry. We should always remember that day - not the hate causing such tragedy, but for those who lost loved ones and the fact that anyone's life can change in an instant!
John from Alabama 05/11/11,23:17
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Great song! Makes you realize how important Jesus words were re forgiveness. That's why we turn the other cheek rather than killing people and dumping their bodies in the ocean without a fair trial.
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