Monday, September 11, 2006

Masked Mom's Media Monday: "Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)"

On the fifth anniversary of the September 11 attacks, as we all reflect on the ways our country changed and grew from the suffering of that day, Alan Jackson's song "Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)" remains in my mind as the best, truest tale of that day. I still cannot hear it without getting chills--especially today of all days. It is a sincere man's well-thought-out reaction to horrible, horrible events.

I couldn't have said it better than Alan does (and if anyone else could, they haven't yet). So I'll leave you with my favorite lines: "Faith, hope, and love are some good things He gave us/And the greatest is love."

Masked Mom's One-Word Review: Moving.


  1. Youngest Sister9/12/06, 8:37 AM

    It's my favorite, too. I have streaming radio on my computer at work and they played it right before the national anthem yesterday at lunch time, and it really had an effect.

  2. It never fails to tear me up as well....sometimes i have to turn it off if it comes on and I am not in the mood to be introspective or get sad. It's such a great tune...

  3. I also feel that sums up that day and event very well. I remember exactly where I was, what I was doing, the exact sequence of the events as I saw/heard them unfold.

    That songs brings me chills too, so I can't imagine what it does to people who lost someone on that awful day.