"The 12th Day" as written by and Christopher C./johnson Hughes....
Through the longest night by this candle light
We stand to cut the dark in two
And the concrete rain shattered window panes
But no it never shattered you
As long as there is blood inside my veins

I will sing this out
Till the sun beats down
And we rise to meet the sky
On that day I swear
I will see you there
I will heal these wounded eyes
These wounded eyes

And the 12th day showed that the sun still rose
As we tried to find our way
Through the steel and smoke
Though it smouldered
We were cold and blanketed by grey
All we had was everything we gave

I will sing this out
Till the sun beats down
And we rise to meet the sky
On that day I swear
I will see you there
I will heal these wounded eyes
These wounded eyes

And our scars have made us stronger
Turning strangers into brothers
We remember
We recover
As we hold on to each other

And our scars have made us stronger
Turning strangers into brothers
As we hold on to each other
In a silent moment we think of you now

I will sing this out
Till the sun beats down
And we rise to meet the sky
On that day I swear
I will see you there
I will heal these wounded eyes
These wounded eyes

These empty spaces across a bruised skyline
The names and faces
I can't erase them from my mind
These empty spaces across a bruised skyline
The names and faces
I can't erase them from my mind


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"The 12th Day" as written by Christopher Johnson Christopher Hughes

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    General CommentIt seems more as if to be about cleaning up and going through 9/11 and surviving to see September 12th than strictly about the events of 9/11 themselves. To me at least. I mean it can be interpreted as anybody going through a struggle, though yes, analysis makes it about 9/11. Yeah....
    pastachickennugget42on January 08, 2011   Link
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    General CommentGotta say, I was about to post an interpretation until I saw people saying it was about 9/11, but that makes sense enough.

    The lyrics are kindof cryptic in a sense, but pretty obvious really, as with most songs.
    StaaViinsZon October 15, 2014   Link
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    General CommentThe meaning to this song is pretty easy if you have the cd. It's about 9/11. The lyrics are put over where the two towers would be today. The lyrics themselves are pretty self explanitory too.
    leizure_fanon May 12, 2004   Link
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    General Comment*nods in agreement*
    Chelseaon May 28, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love this song... its so well written and has a good message about 9/11. I think the song should of ended with "I will heal these wounded eyes" instead of how it does.

    Great song though and one of the best on the album :-)
    robturneyon May 23, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI adore this song...b-but...I didn't know it was about 9/11. But it makes sense. Lots of sense.
    Floggerdyeon June 09, 2008   Link
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    General Commentmy favorite song on the make a sound cd. Never knew it was 'bout 9/11, now i have new respects for the song.
    bleedingcrimsonon August 09, 2008   Link

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