20th Anniversary

My song “And I Said” was written and uploaded to the web on 9/11/2001. For all of those who suffer and perish from tyrannies and terrorists. Peace on Earth.

“And I Said…” on YouTube. Photos from Ground Zero, Words & Music by David Elias.

It’s the end of summer

See the red lights running

Cross the open interstate

And the wind feels good

Through the summer wood

The evening’s getting late

I’m with my little boy

Wearing corduroy

And he’s looking up at me

He says why’d they kill

Those people there

I’m New York City

And I said….

So we lit three candles

Sitting on the wall

While the stars were coming on

And we said our prayers

In the early fall

For those never really gone

One for the bodies

Of the innocent

Good God

Let them Rest In Peace

And one for the minds

In the Universe

That learn from Tragedy

One for the Spirit

And the Souls at large

May we find true Unity

In a little boy

Wearing corduroy

He’s looking up at me

And I say…

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