once we had laughed about a discount store and a diamond ring
back when a flame was a friend - a comfort, a delicate dancing thing
back when my window held a shelter of sky
and we would watch the planes go by
please hurry us back to that sweet time

hurry up time speed us away
to the day when the sky doesn't rain with the why and the pain
hurry up sky carry them home
then carry our eyes to your blue and your calm and away from that one black cloud
hurry hurry up now

once we were strangers bumping past other lives in a focused fog
now all our stories have melted into two vivid hours
maybe we're better now - stronger, with a deeper soul
and we'll be whole again in a different way
and this time will teach for a new day

hurry up time speed us away
to the day when the sky doesn't rain with the why and the pain
hurry up sky carry them home
then carry our eyes to your blue and your calm and away from that one black cloud
hurry hurry up now


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    General CommentThis is a 9/11 tribute song. "Once we had laughed about a discount store and a diamond ring" is a tribute to her friend who died in the towers. She sings of New York being united through this horrible day and how it could have good ("maybe we're better now - stronger, with a deeper soul / and we'll be whole again in a different way / and this time will teach for a new day"). But she mainly focuses on how so many of us wanted time to just hurry up, to bring us past this time of hurt.

    Beautiful.
    KatieCon December 24, 2004   Link

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