7:30am nurse the baby on the couch
then the phone rings
"turn on the t.v."
watch the world explode in flames
and don't leave the house

and the sky overhead
is silent, waiting
clear blue holds its breath
and the heart is hit
in a city far away
but it feels so close

don't breath the air today
don't speak of why you're afraid
(standing here on a one way road
and i fall down,
no other direction for this to go
so we fall down)
WHY CAN'T I GET ALONG WITH YOU?

and the president hides
while working men rush in
to give their lives
i look to the sky
and ask it not to rain
on my family tonight


Lyrics submitted by starskillrock

Far Away song meanings
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    General CommentThis song describes exactly how I felt on that day. It so amazing how one day can change us all. You live your life and you're happy and content then something happens and your life is completely changed. I was so angry but not at the people who did it, at us for how stupid we are. How can we be so stupid? so ignorant... it was right in front of our face. Where was our president then?
    XmisfitXgirlXon April 26, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song describes exactly how I felt on that day. It so amazing how one day can change us all. You live your life and you're happy and content then something happens and your life is completely changed. I was so angry but not at the people who did it, at us for how stupid we are. How can we be so stupid? so ignorant... it was right in front of our face. Where was our president then?
    XmisfitXgirlXon April 26, 2003   Link
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    General Commentyeah. that line 'and the president hides, while working men rush in to give their lives' i love that line. its so... true.
    LiquifiedCaton June 26, 2003   Link
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    General Comment9/11
    BtchenMtchenon April 03, 2005   Link
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    General Comment9/11
    BtchenMtchenon April 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFunny thing. I read that people say they remember that day and the President hiding but we didn't find out about that till weeks later. Clinton, Carter, Reagan, Lincoln and Washington would all have done the same. Its their job.

    What I remember is Bush sitting in front of kids and someone walking in and whispering to him and he nods and went on listening to the kids. And then someone came in and whispered again. This time he didn't nod. He slowly got a really pissed off look on his face.

    Thats what I remember from that day and still how I feel about that day.
    Good Song.
    Jouatton July 15, 2006   Link
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    General Commentno its not a presidents job to hide from the truth and from the people which i believe that is what they meant not hide from the planes because that's silly
    dejavulaon April 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI saw this song preformed in New York City. It was ironically amazing.
    huilaion August 23, 2007   Link

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