What does Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning) mean?

Alan Jackson: Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning) Meaning

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Song Released: 2001

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
Working on some stage in LA
Did you stand there in shock at the site of
That black smoke rising against that blue sky
Did you shout...

  1. anonymous
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    Feb 9th 2023 !⃝

    You want more? There is the television program Dallas, which started airing in the late 1970's. Another blueprint for the terror we are experiencing today. Start with the 1st two seasons. My favorite part is the young blonde woman playing with the backgammon board and the laughter as the two stacks of board pieces fall. Bobby mulling with the two white pillars behind him is quite interesting as well. And Jock Ewing saying "both of them" after the helicopter crash was very touching. Speaking of helicopters, the SF on the helicopter at the beginning of season 1 is suspicious. And if you watch Dudditz's mom in Dreamcatcher and how she raises her arms like Richard Nixon, along with the helicopter crash, you can't help but wonder WTF is going on here. And why did Monster Squad air on 9/11/1976? It's all over our movies and television. If I didn't know any better, I'd say 9/11 was actually retaliation by the right for Nixon's scandal. You want to know what's wrong with our world? These people who control the media have been threatening air travel since the 1970s. Roger Roger, what's our vector Victor? They also have an open threat to our children. Look no further than the feather in Forrest Gump and how it gets placed in a Curious George book. Then in The Day After Tomorrow there is a child with cancer reading nothing other than (you guessed it) Curious George. Time for these people to be brought to justice. Inexcusable terrorism. And we owe the nation of Islam a big apology. These white supremacists directed all blame to another religion in order to cover up their own actions.

  2. anonymous
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    Feb 9th 2023 !⃝

    Ironically, I was in a library. Although I wasn't reading the 1992 Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, which is clearly the fascist right-wing's blueprint for the 21st century terror we're experiencing. I got a "raging clue" after watching the Hardly Boys on South Park trying to solve a mystery. Lots of 9/11 talk on that episode. Regarding the thesaurus, please see the last word of each section on the following pages. Page 10, systemization, systematic. Page 11, beginning, death blow, played out, over and done (classy), halfway, in the middle. Page 13 section 88-89 attendant, twins, yoke, Page 26 section 187-192 stay away, race, nation, domestic, crashpad, mound heap. Interesting material on page 3 section 19, aping, paraphrase, parody, plagiarism (pressure?), take off, mimic, take after, fake phony. Nor was I watching the movie Lonesome Dove (1989), but I love the jailhouse in Ogallala and how it looks just like the north tower of the WTC after the 1st plane crashed. And how about that orgy in Ogallala that they were planning? Republican River. Love the four red targets and cigar signs on the left side of the screen on the Ogallala street. Even better are the frogs jumping out of the frying pan when you cook them comment and the cross with AM at the very top it. Wasn't watching Forrest Gump either, but sad that both women died on a Tuesday. Very sad. Not as sad as the ABC newscast (available on YouTube) the night before 9/11 though. Mentions of a party, deck fencing that looks like base of the twin towers and all sorts of cute little messages that seem to match a lot of the stuff in the Roget's thesaurus. Thanks again to the media and everyone for all of the countless assaults. I assume that if you continue, it is an admission of guilt. No other reason for it.

  3. anonymous
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    Mar 5th 2017 !⃝

    This is a song that tells a story not only about 9/11 but it's impact. It asks you to recall your reaction to it as well as reassures you that whatever bad exists in the world cannot add up to the three main good things in this world which are faith, hope, and most importantly, love.

  4. anonymous
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    May 22nd 2012 !⃝

    Very sad and gripping

  5. anonymous
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    Jul 15th 2010 !⃝

    It's about 9-11 and all the people who lost their lives that day

  6. anonymous
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    Apr 17th 2008 !⃝

    It's about 9-11. It says on that September day clearly saying it was about 9-11.

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