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Tribute to the victims of 9/11

September 11th, 2006 at 05:48pm

As I write this, we are only seven short hours away from the exact monent, five years on, that the first plane hit the World Trade Centre in New York, on a fateful day which has since been known as 9/11.

On this particular occasion, I have decided to hold all the posts which I had planned, and instead post this tribute to the victims of 9/11. I have deicded to have a special 9/11 Musicians Of The Week award, as I think The Seekers, and their song “We Shall Not Be Moved” are a fitting tribute to all who were killed, injured, or otherwise affected by the terrible events of 9/11.

On this day of reflection, I wish all of the survivors all the best, and mourn for those who did not survive.

Samuel

Well I’m on my way to heaven,
We shall not be moved.
On our way to heaven
We shall not be moved,
Just like a tree that’s standin’ by the water side,
We shall not be moved.

We shall not, we shall not be moved.
We shall not, we shall not be moved.
Just like a tree that’s standin’ by the water side
We shall not be moved.

Well we’re on that road to freedom,
We shall not be moved.
On that road to freedom
We shall not be moved,
Just like a tree that’s standin’ by the water side,
We shall not be moved.

We’re brothers together,
We shall not be moved.
We’re brothers together,
We shall not be moved.
Just like a tree that’s standin’ by the water side
We shall not be moved.

Lord, we shall not, we shall not be moved.
We shall not, we shall not be moved.
Just like a tree that’s standin’ by the water side
We shall not be moved.

Lord, we’re on our way to heaven,
We shall not be moved.
Lord, on that way to heaven
We shall not be moved,
Just like a tree that’s standin’ by the water side,
We shall not be moved.

We shall not, we shall not be moved.
Oh, we shall not, we shall not be moved.
Just like a tree that’s standin’ by the water side
(Whoa, just like a tree that’s standin’ down by the water side)
We shall not be moved.

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8 Comments

  • 1. Captain Flume  |  September 11th, 2006 at 10:15 pm

    I don’t agree with the song selection there Samuel. The tambourine is way too jaunty and it’s a little ironic you used an anti Vietnam war anthem as a tribute to an event that led to the re-enaction of the Vietnam war in a Middle Eastern theatre.

    If you insist on choosing a Seekers song as a tribute, maybe The Carnival Is Over would be more apt.

    We Shall Not Be Moved is like playing Pearl Jam’s ‘Alive’ a funeral.

    Certainly a day for solomn reflection.

  • 2. Samuel  |  September 12th, 2006 at 12:11 am

    Captain Flume, in my mind We Shall Not Be Moved is a song of defiance, I chose the song because I think it is important that we are defiant of the wishes of the terrorists. Yes, it is a bit up-tempo for solemn reflection, but I also think we have reached a point where we can move on a bit, the continous procession of movies and documentaries about the events of September 11 2001 prove that we are able to move on.

    I’m not suggesting that we forget, merely that, now that we know what happened, who was behind it, etc, and we have learnt from it, we need to put the actual events behind us, remain defiant of the wishes of the terrorists, and get on with our lives.

    We should still mourn the losses incurred, but the time has come for us to let go to some extent. If we are still holding massive ceremonies at Ground Zero this time next year, then I fear that the terrorists may have won, as that would prove that we are incapable of moving on.

  • 3. benos  |  September 12th, 2006 at 6:25 am

    You can’t be serious????. Captain Flume has hit the nail on the head. What on earth gave you the inclination or the ability to utilise bands such as The Seekers for your showing of remembrance? I mean, even my mother and father would not put up with this, and likely cringe at its airing. I mean most lads your age would think “the seekers” are some sort of anti-terrorism taskforce tracking OBL.

    Also, Samuel, I was reading TSSH and I read that you do not like pop culture all that much. Well, there was popculture in the 50’s 60’s and 70’s Samuel, and with this one you are around 30 years off.

    Have a good day Samuel, I like your site nonetheless.

  • 4. Samuel  |  September 12th, 2006 at 10:32 am

    Benos, the song is a song of defaince and a song of hope, I still fail to see how it is inappropriate. Embedding it on the page was a temporary copyright violation for a good purpose…that being said, if The Seekers or their publishers wish to sue me for that, then so be it.

    Don’t believe everything you read on TSSH. I don’t like various bits of modern popular culture, the same can be said for historical popular culture.

  • 5. Loki  |  September 13th, 2006 at 10:18 am

    I think Leaving on a Jet Plane would also have been an evocative tune.

    It’s very nice to have Peter, Paul and Mary eminating from my computer at work when I log in to this post.

  • 6. Samuel  |  September 13th, 2006 at 11:55 pm

    Loki…that’s an interesting choice of song, I’m not sure that I would have chosen it, but it does seem oddly appropriate.

    I’m not quite sure why you are hearing Peter, Paul and Mary though…to start with, the embedded audio was from The Seekers, not Peter, Paul and Mary, and then there is the fact that I pulled the embed tags about twelve hours after posting, and I have since deleted the embedded file.

    So I really don’t know what’s going on at your end!

  • 7. Loki  |  September 15th, 2006 at 9:21 am

    Sorry Samuel. I thought that song was by Peter, Paul and Mary. All these folk rock acts confuse me!

    So, let me get this straight, the Seekers are Australian and they had four members, and Peter, Paul and Mary were American and only had three members?

  • 8. Samuel  |  September 15th, 2006 at 9:50 am

    That’s correct Loki


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