It was a Tuesday afternoon,
I got home from work quite soon,
I turned on the TV and what did I see?
I saw World War Three staring back at me,
I thought I might wake up to reality.
There wasn't going to be.
Yeah
And all I could see was this horrific tragedy.

In the silence of the city,
No mobile phones ring.
In the silence of the city,
You can not hear a thing.
In the silence of the city,
Smiles are washed away.
In the silence of the city,
There's nothing left to say.

New York, New York.
So good they named it twice.
The city that never sleeps,
Do you believe your eyes?
Defy this act of war,
The big apple is numb to the core.
And two tall towers,
Crumble to the floor.
And Manhatten is a layer,
'Cause they're no more.

In the silence of the city,
No mobile phones ring.
In the silence of the city,
You can not hear a thing.
In the silence of the city,
Smiles are washed away.
In the silence of the city,
There's nothing left to say.

And hardened New York cops,
With tears in their eyes.
Tired and worn out firefighters,
Hoping to hear cries.
And emergency medics,
Overcome by exhaustion.
And all rescue workers,
Filled with emotion.

In the silence of the city,
No mobile phones ring.
In the silence of the city,
You can not hear a thing.
In the silence of the city,
Smiles are washed away.
In the silence of the city,
There's nothing left to say.

Eleventh of September two-thousand and one.
World Trade Centre and the US Pentagon.
These pictures that we see,
Almost defies belief.
On the streets of New York City,
People all hit by sheer grief.

In the silence of the city,
No mobile phones ring.
In the silence of the city,
You can not hear a thing.
In the silence of the city,
Smiles are washed away.
In the silence of the city,
There's nothing left to say.

The New York City sky line,
We all admired before.
Tall twin towers,
Simply are there no more.

The silence of the city,
The silence of the city,
The silence of the city,
The silence of the city,
The silence of the city,
The silence of the city,
The silence of the city,
The silence...


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