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June 13, 2004

9/11 Memorial Song Touches a Nerve in a Good Way

I have become a huge fan of Sirius Satellite Radio particularly their Folktown Channel 38. I often have the channel on as I am working with research data or writing papers, it's great background music for a old-time folkie. One of the songs they play often is called Land of the Living lyrics by Lucy Kaplansky and Richard Litvin, music by Lucy Kaplansky, and performed by Lucy Kaplansky. The song tells the story of a person coming to New York immediately post-9/11. Lyrics available here. Downloads are available here and a video in RealMedia Video format. I haven't seen the video since I hate Real Audio products...long story.

I have been hearing this song for probably months, it seems I often tune in during the middle of the song and the hook gets me and I can't get past it. But whatever the reason I had not totally understood the story of the song. The taxi driver's comment that his wife is a home and afraid to leave the house stuck in my mind, but with very little picture of why she would be afraid to leave the house. Finally yesterday I heard the lyric, I mean really heard the lyrics and got their meaning. What a great song. Wish I had had the lyrics when 9/11 happened I would have felt less helpless in responding to people I heard made negative comments about all Muslims rather then commenting on fanatics.

If I continue on with my dissertation on adolescent emotional communication pre- and post-9/11 in a chat space I'm sure some of the lyrics will end up in the final document.

Posted by prolurkr at June 13, 2004 01:33 PM

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