Presentation on theme: "9-11Points of View “You can be sure that the American spirit will prevail over this tragedy.” -Colin Powell."— Presentation transcript:
9-11Points of View “You can be sure that the American spirit will prevail over this tragedy.” -Colin Powell
How do the different songs reflect 9-11? How would explain the different points of view of same topic? What strategies would you use? What would be cumulating activity?
Song Lyrics Analysis Worksheet Title of Song:_________________ Artist:________________ What images do you see in the song as your hear it? Which lyrics pop out to you? What is the purpose of the song?What is the message of the song? What are symbols or metaphors of the song? How are lyrics used to convey its message? What are historical references?What is the mood of the song? What questions do you have about the song? Where would you find the answers? Which lyrics had the most impact on you and why?
"Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)" by Alan Jackson Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day? Were you in the yard with your wife and children Or working on some stage in L.A.? Did you stand there in shock at the sight of that black smoke Risin' against that blue sky? Did you shout out in anger, in fear for your neighbor Or did you just sit down and cry? Did you weep for the children who lost their dear loved ones And pray for the ones who don't know? Did you rejoice for the people who walked from the rubble And sob for the ones left below? Did you burst out with pride for the red, white and blue And the heroes who died just doin' what they do? Did you look up to heaven for some kind of answer And look at yourself and what really matters? [Chorus:] I'm just a singer of simple songs I'm not a real political man I watch CNN but I'm not sure I can tell You the difference in Iraq and Iran But I know Jesus and I talk to God And I remember this from when I was young Faith, hope and love are some good things He gave us And the greatest is love Where were you when the world stopped turning on that September day? Were you teaching a class full of innocent children Or driving down some cold interstate? Did you feel guilty 'cause you're a survivor In a crowded room did you feel alone? Did you call up your mother and tell her you loved her? Did you dust off that Bible at home? Did you open your eyes, hope it never happened Close your eyes and not go to sleep? Did you notice the sunset the first time in ages Or speak to some stranger on the street? Did you lay down at night and think of tomorrow Or go out and buy you a gun? Did you turn off that violent old movie you're watchin' And turn on "I Love Lucy" reruns? Did you go to a church and hold hands with some strangers Did you stand in line and give your own blood? Did you just stay home and cling tight to your family Thank God you had somebody to love? [Chorus x2] And the greatest is love. And the greatest is love.
Far Away by Sleater-Kinney 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
“You're Missing” by Bruce Springsteen Shirts in the closet, shoes in the hall Mama's in the kitchen, baby and all Everything is everything Everything is everything But you're missing Coffee cups on the counter, jackets on the chair Papers on the doorstep, you're not there Everything is everything Everything is everything But you're missing Pictures on the nightstand, TV's on in the den Your house is waiting, your house is waiting For you to walk in, for you to walk in But you're missing, you're missing You're missing when I shut out the lights You're missing when I close my eyes You're missing when I see the sun rise You're missing Children are asking if it's alright Will you be in our arms tonight? Morning is morning, the evening falls I have Too much room in my bed, too many phone calls How's everything, everything? Everything, everything You're missing, you're missing God's drifting in heaven, devil's in the mailbox I got dust on my shoes, nothing but teardrops
“Rising” by Bruce Springsteen Can't see nothin' in front of me Can't see nothin' coming up behind I make my way through this darkness I can't feel nothing but this chain that binds me Lost track of how far I've gone How far I've gone, how high I've climbed On my back's a sixty pound stone On my shoulder a half mile line Come on up for the rising Com on up, lay your hands in mine Come on up for the rising Come on up for the rising tonight Left the house this morning Bells ringing filled the air Wearin' the cross of my calling On wheels of fire I come rollin' down here Come on up for the rising Come on up, lay your hands in mine Come on up for the rising Come on up for the rising tonight Li,li, li,li,li,li, li,li,li Spirits above and behind me Faces gone, black eyes burnin' bright May their precious blood forever bind me Lord as I stand before your fiery light Li,li, li,li,li,li, li,li,li I see you Mary in the garden In the garden of a thousand sighs There's holy pictures of our children Dancin' in a sky filled with light May I feel your arms around me May I feel your blood mix with mine A dream of life comes to me Like a catfish dancin' on the end of the line Sky of blackness and sorrow (a dream of life) Sky of love, sky of tears (a dream of life) Sky of glory and sadness (a dream of life) Sky of mercy, sky of fear (a dream of life) Sky of memory and shadow (a dream of life) Your burnin' wind fills my arms tonight Sky of longing and emptiness (a dream of life) Sky of fullness, sky of blessed life (a dream of life) Come on up for the rising Come on up, lay your hands in mine Come on up for the rising Come on up for the rising tonight Li,li, li,li,li,li, li,li,li
"Worlds Apart“ by Bruce Springsteen I hold you in my arms, yeah that's when it starts I seek faith in your kiss and comfort in your heart I taste the seed upon your lips, lay my tongue upon your scars But when I look into your eyes we stand worlds apart Where the distant oceans sing and rise to the plain In this dry and troubled country your beauty remains Down from the mountain road where the highway rolls to dark 'Neath Allah's blessed rain we remain worlds apart Sometimes the truth just ain't enough Or is it too much in times like this Let's throw the truth away we'll find it in this kiss In your skin upon my skin in the beating of our hearts May the living let us in before the dead tear us apart We'll let blood build a bridge over mountains draped in stars I'll meet you on the ridge between these worlds apart We've got this moment now to live then it's all just dust and dark Let's let love give what it gives Let's let love give what it gives
"Paradise“ By Bruce Springsteen Where the river runs to black I take the schoolbooks from your pack Plastics, wire and your kiss The breath of eternity on your lips In the crowded marketplace I drift from face to face I hold my breath and close my eyes I hold my breath and close my eyes And I wait for paradise And I wait for paradise The Virginia hills have gone to brown Another day, another sun goin' down I visit you in another dream I visit you in another dream I reach and feel your hair Your smell lingers in the air I brush your cheek with my fingertips I taste the void upon your lips And I wait for paradise And I wait for paradise I search for you on the other side Where the river runs clean and wide Up to my heart the waters rise Up to my heart the waters rise I sink 'neath the river cool and clear Drifting down I disappear I see you on the other side I search for the peace in your eyes But they're as empty as paradise They're as empty as paradise I break above the waves I feel the sun upon my face