Thursday, September 08, 2011

Nils Lofgren remembers 9/11: "When You Are Loved"

I received this email in my inbox and wanted to share this with you all as we approach the 10th anniversary of September 11, 2001. I hope many of you will visit Nils' official Web site and take advantage of his offer to download his new song "When You Are Loved." It's one of many ways to remember and reflect on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

Photo credit: JAN M. LUNDAHL

"When You Are Loved" - a 9-11 song honoring heroes, victims and families

"When You Are Loved" is a song written to honor the love, courage and spirit of the 9-11 victims and their surviving family members. In this instance, a grieving wife and mother, with a young son, finds the strength and spirit to carry on, honoring her fallen husband and loving their child.

Whether a fireman, policeman, EMT or any of the hundreds of first responders and citizens who heroically gave their lives saving others, in addition to the thousands of victims, the surviving parents and family of every age, now have a mountain of grief to navigate and we all remain inspired and grateful at their dignity and spirit on this lifelong, overwhelming journey.

May God bless you all and may God bless America.

--Nils Lofgren--

"When You Are Loved"

The crumbling towers, the widowed wife, fatherless son, to share my life
And when the grief has me convinced, I won't survive
Our son holds my face in two soft hands and I'm impossibly alive

When you are loved, when you are loved
Life can be lived, when you are loved

Wakes in your Yankee cap every day, wears it to school, what can I say
And sorrow's dark promise is broken and I'm free
When our sweet little Yankee cries, "Ma, come lay down with me"

When you are loved, when you are loved
Life can be lived, when you are loved

Fatherless son, the widowed wife
We honor you dear, embrace our life

Words and Music by Nils Lofgren

The song is also available on the site (free download) -

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