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Mysterious song about Sept. 11 is a hit
wichitaeagle ^ | Friday, December 28, | Kristin Callaway

Posted on 12/29/2001 12:13:13 AM PST by classygreeneyedblonde

No one is sure where it came from, but a recording of what is supposed to be a message from God about Sept 11 has become a popular hit on local radio stations." You say you will never forget where you were when you heard the news on September 11, 2001.

"Neither will I," the voice begins in a monologue set to Mannheim Steamroller's "Silent Night" off its 1984 release, "Christmas."

"I was on the 110th floor in a smoke-filled room with a man who called his wife to say, 'Good-bye,' " the voice continues in what becomes a narration of the terrorist attacks from God's point of view.

Lyman James of KRBB-FM 97.9 said the recording began airing Dec 18, and it is still being played on B98 and KZSN-FM 102.1, Clear Channel Communications stations.

Brad Streeter of KZSN said he received the song in an e-mail from WCOL-FM 92.3 in Columbus, Ohio, another Clear Channel radio station; neither station knows where the song originated.

The narrator on the recording, titled "A Christmas Letter from God," is also unknown.

Words to the recording appear on several Internet sites, sometimes under the title "Meet Me in the Stairwell." The author is cited as unknown.

James and Streeter said they received so many requests for the song that they posted it for download on their Web sites.

Streeter said the phone rang often with requests for the song before Christmas. "

I would say during the holidays about every time it played or every time it didn't, we were getting requests for it," Streeter said.

Streeter said the requests continue to pour in even though Christmas has passed.

"With Sept 11 and everything, everybody is pretty hot for anything that has to with it," he said.

James said the song is not available for sale anywhere.

"If it were for sale, it would've generated plenty of revenue for someone," James said.

To download the recording or view the words of "A Christmas Letter From God," visit www.b98fm.com or www. kzsn.com.

link to song and words


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This is very beautiful ,and very sad....and so very true
1 posted on 12/29/2001 12:13:13 AM PST by classygreeneyedblonde
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To: classygreeneyedblonde
I first heard of the recording, and read the lyrics, on FR. Then I heard it via a RealAudio link on KRLA's website. I know they've played it over the course of the week leading up to Christmas on "The Fish," 105.5 in Sacramento. It apparently first surfaced on "The Fish" (sister station) in L.A.

It's amazing how deeply the hurt of 9/11 still goes. Simply reading the lyrics for the first time last week, I found myself choking up. It's surprising, after all these weeks, how much the saddness lingers.

2 posted on 12/29/2001 12:13:16 AM PST by My2Cents
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To: My2Cents
I know it's very emonitional .like you were there with them as he says it
3 posted on 12/29/2001 12:13:23 AM PST by classygreeneyedblonde
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To: classygreeneyedblonde
Bump with a tear in the eye.

Stay well - Stay safe - Stay armed - Yorktown

4 posted on 12/29/2001 12:13:23 AM PST by harpseal
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To: harpseal
I cry every time i hear it
5 posted on 12/29/2001 12:13:23 AM PST by classygreeneyedblonde
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To: classygreeneyedblonde
It is truly beautiful, My wife an I just listened to it and she said, oh!, that's Glenn Beck.

Glenn Beck is a local talk show host of a morning show in Tampa, Florida, WFLA Radio, and he went national a few months back.

It does sound like him, but I could be wrong. JH

6 posted on 12/29/2001 12:13:23 AM PST by JHavard
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To: classygreeneyedblonde
Bump for later listening
7 posted on 12/29/2001 12:13:24 AM PST by chance33_98
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To: JHavard
Thank goodness it wasn't the voice of Stephanie Salter of the SF Chronicle!

Stephanie speaks for Jesus

8 posted on 12/29/2001 12:13:25 AM PST by My2Cents
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To: Nobody in particular
Since you've brought it up, where were you on the morning of Sept. 11th?

I had just dropped off my son at school and was listening to a couple radio jocks saying: "I can't believe what I'm seeing" etc....

Never forget.

9 posted on 12/29/2001 12:13:25 AM PST by SGCOS
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To: JHavard
Well he has done a beautiful job doing it........
10 posted on 12/29/2001 12:13:26 AM PST by classygreeneyedblonde
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To: JHavard
It was on our radio yesterday afternoon and I believe the person's last name was Coleman from LA! We get Glenn Beck here in the OKC area and the voices sounded familiar but the DJ said the gentleman was from LA and I know Beck is from Tampa! The person is head of some Production Company according to our radio.
11 posted on 12/29/2001 12:13:27 AM PST by PhiKapMom
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To: SGCOS
It was my day off and i had just woken up and turned on the tv i couldn't believe what i was seeing or hearing.,thought i was still dreaming..it was my sisters and nephew and cousins birthday, that was not a day for celebrating
12 posted on 12/29/2001 12:13:27 AM PST by classygreeneyedblonde
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To: SGCOS
It certainly was one of those "where were you when ..." moments. I learned of it at FR. I had just logged on, saw the breaking news, and turned on the TV in time to see the second plane hit. I called in the two guys who were remodeling my kitchen, and we all watched TV in amazement.
13 posted on 12/29/2001 12:13:27 AM PST by mountaineer
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To: SGCOS
We're on the West Coast, so we were in bed. We received a call from my wife's sister who simply said, "Planes have hit the World Trade Center and the Pentagon. Start praying!"

With bleary eyes, we collected around the TV (Fox News, of course), and saw both WTC towers burning, with breaks to the scene at the Pentagon. As the newscaster's voice droned on, we watched the first tower collapse, and couldn't comprehend it at first; there was no immediate comment by the newscaster as to what we were seeing. I said, "My God! It looks like the tower collapsed!" -- it was such an incomprensible sight, it didn't register at first. Then the horror hit: How many people were still in that building?! How many firefighters and police were at the base of the building? Our daughter was crying. I was in shock -- one of about 280 million Americans that morning in shock.

14 posted on 12/29/2001 12:13:28 AM PST by My2Cents
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To: classygreeneyedblonde
Bump
15 posted on 12/29/2001 12:13:28 AM PST by Fiddlstix
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To: classygreeneyedblonde
Here's some interesting music inspired by 9/11 by some guys who lost a lot of friends: Music from Ground Zero
They were on our local television station and sounded pretty good.
16 posted on 12/29/2001 12:13:29 AM PST by Atticus
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To: My2Cents
I think that day more prayers were said than any other day....sad cause God is there every day not just in time of need
17 posted on 12/29/2001 12:13:30 AM PST by classygreeneyedblonde
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To: classygreeneyedblonde
That is beautiful, thanks for the link classygreeneyedblonde. It breaks my heart to think of how all of those poor people died and now the loved ones they left behind, even the little children, must now carry this sadness for life. I hope all the people cried out to Jesus at the end, He said He would never turn away anyone who seeks Him. God bless the families and friends.
18 posted on 12/29/2001 12:13:46 AM PST by Walkin Man
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To: My2Cents
I was sleeping, and my son came in my room to tell me that my uncle had died of cancer that morning, and terrorists had flown hijacked planes into the WTC buildings. I absolutely could not comprehend it, and told him he was bs'ing me.

Well, of course, I tore downstairs to see the TV. We watched the replays and I was just sick. The first building came down, and then when the second one fell, I insisted to my son that it was a replay of the first building falling. I just could not accept that both towers fell. Then he told me to look--there were now NO buildings standing.

The plane that crashed in PA flew (I found out later) directly over our house, and crashed about 30 miles away. 25 years from now, people will remember Sept 11, 2001 as clear as anything.

19 posted on 12/29/2001 12:14:06 AM PST by Siouxz
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To: classygreeneyedblonde
It's actually a miracle that the towers didn't collapse sooner, and that most people got out alive.

That day, and entire week, I believe there was more prayer going out than at any time in our history. Even people who had previously scoffed at prayer found that prayer was their only place of security and peace. I believe that the petitions of those days, and since, continue to echo in heaven, and that God continues to answer them.

Since 9/11, it's clear that we are not just in a war of arms, or a war of ideas, or a war of cultures. It is true that the war on terrorism is all of those things. But it is also a spiritual war, a war in the heavenlies. As we watch news reports from Afghanistan, or from wherever else our troops will go to root out this cancer on the world, those of us who are here, at home, can just as personally engage the enemy by doing combat on our knees. I think most Americans realize this, and are heeding the call.

20 posted on 12/29/2001 12:14:07 AM PST by My2Cents
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To: My2Cents
Very well said.....
21 posted on 12/29/2001 12:14:09 AM PST by classygreeneyedblonde
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To: classygreeneyedblonde
Thanks for posting this. Even though I had read the words, there is something that happens when it is set to music. Hope you had a blessed Christmas and will have a hope-filled New Year.
22 posted on 12/29/2001 12:14:10 AM PST by Salvation
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To: classygreeneyedblonde
I was here, in DC, typing an email to a just retired friend at the exact moment the first plane hit. Victoria, a co-worker, started screaming, the Tower has been hit. I did not understand what she was saying. I continued to work. Everyone ran out to the TV in the conference room, except me. what was happening had not sunk in. They came back in the office yelling another plane hit the other tower. Alot of confusion going on. I continue to ignor the events. I usually don't look at car accidents on the side of the road either.

Everyone was speaking in very frantic tones. People starting calling. I tried to type in www.freerepublic.com to find out what the ruckus was all about. The internet did not work. I tried other sites-nothing worked. I began to sense that something terrible was taking place. Victoria tried calling her car pool, screaming she wanted to go home and get out of DC. As she was gathering her things, she screamed My God the pentagon was hit. We all got up and looked out the window. We could see the black smoke billowing up in the sky.

Finally, it dawned on me. We were under attack. I stood motionless watching the smoke rise. Linda picks up the phone-- no dial tone. I run over and try mine and it was working.

I gasp. My closest friend works in the Pentagon. She works on the top floor. We thought the plane hit the roof. I cried, My best friend, Bert, is there -- where is the damage, where is the damage. I immediately pick up the phone and call my friend. Rings but no answer. Her phone line goes dead. I hang up. My phone rings, it is my son. Are you all right? How is Bert? I tell him I don't know. He says the radio says it hit the roof on the side with the helicopter pad. I told him she had worked right there where she could look out the window and watch the helicopters land but that she had just been moved to the recently remodeled section. I told him that was on the other side. All of a sudden another explosion -- he called out -- they just hit the USA Today building in Rosslyn -- right next to where his wife worked. Linda in the office is frantic since her sister works in the USA today office. Victoria says the news just said there was a car bomb at the State Department just a few blocks away.

Jerry sits at his desk working away. Hey, this is the GSA building. No one cares about us. we are safe here. All of the bosses are away at some conference. Every man for himself.

I try the phone again to call my friend. Her line no longer works at all. I try calling my mom. circuits busy can't get through. Internet does not work, email is down. Bettie comes in the office trying to find a way home. Her husband is a critical employee and cannot leave. I told her I had driven in that day. I usually take the subway. Everyone was worried about taking mass transportation. I tried to tell Bettie we were safe here, just like Jerry said. She wanted to go home. I suggested we go to a restaurant and wait until after the traffic died down.

I relented. We went to get the car. Got to the parking garage. No attendants there. Traffic everywhere. Cars just standing still. We walked down into the building and started looking for the car. the attendants were running around trying to collect the money as people got in their cars and started to drive away. I always tip them so they help me get my car to a good spot to get out.

We made the long slow trip towards home. We listened as everyone was doing to the car radio. I believe most of us older people were listening to WMAL. We heard there was another plane headed our way. We inched our way into traffic

The radio guys announced that the bridge was closed and we would not be able to get out the way we normally do. Bettie know an alternate route. We headed towards some cirle (dupont I think). Everyone was so polite. No horns honking. People would point in a direction they needed to go and everyone made room so they could go through. We all sat quietely just listening to the radio.

We heard that there was a plane downed in Pennsylvania. I really cannot remember what I was thinking at that time. I was numb. The radio guys said there was not state department bomb - a false report and there was no planes attack to the USA Today building. I was relieved that my daughter-in-law was probably ok. I remembered my friend. I kept telling myself that she was in a different part of the pentagon and that she was safe. Bettie had a cell phone - we could not call out. Her phone rang. It was her sister. Bettie told her to call my mom and tell her I was ok. Bettie's phone rang again. this time her husband. We asked him to call my mom. Her husband calls back after he gets my mom. Bettie's batteries stop working.

We heard a plane in the sky. Everyone looked out of their cars and was relieved to hear it was one of ours. They were there to protect us. the radio guys assured us there was no fifth plane.

three hours later I got bettie home and drove to my house. I call every five minutes trying to reach my friend. I talk to my Mom and Son. I watch the news selfishly wishing they would show the pentagon and not the WTC. At 6:13 my friends phone is busy. Thank God. She must be alive and well and at home. Having been a telephone operator, I know that when two people dial the same number at the same time, one will ring and the other will ring busy. Even if no one is there. I get in my car and drive to her house. Her car is not there. My heart sinks. I pull into her driveway and go to her door anyway. I grab the knob and the door opens. there she is standing there on the phone trying to call me. She was worried about me.

that is my story. sorry for the spellings and the capitalizations. just felt good to write in down.

23 posted on 12/29/2001 12:14:10 AM PST by glm
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To: My2Cents
But it is also a spiritual war,

Couldn't agree more! The time for prayer and bringing people to God is here.

24 posted on 12/29/2001 12:14:11 AM PST by Salvation
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To: Salvation
The important thing is that those who hear the call to pray, who feel the burden of God's hand on them to pray, should pray! This is their calling. Anyone can pray, and everyone should pray. But when God has specifically placed His hand on someone to take up the ministry of intercession, particularly at this time, for this nation, they better pray. God will do His will, but I think He's interested in seeing whether His people care enough about His will that they will pray.
25 posted on 12/29/2001 12:14:13 AM PST by My2Cents
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To: classygreeneyedblonde
bump to listen at home
26 posted on 12/29/2001 12:14:14 AM PST by pgkdan
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To: glm
I'm so glad your freind was ok ....i can only imagine the fear you had went thru being right there in the midst of it all .I am happy you made it home safe
27 posted on 12/29/2001 12:14:15 AM PST by classygreeneyedblonde
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To: Salvation
Thank you .and the same to you
28 posted on 12/29/2001 12:14:19 AM PST by classygreeneyedblonde
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To: classygreeneyedblonde
Powerful!

I had read the poem, but had not heard the recording. Many thanks, and God Bless the souls.

29 posted on 12/29/2001 12:16:21 AM PST by Budge
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To: glm
Thank you for telling us your story, GLM! I'm delighted you and your friend were safe that horrible day.
30 posted on 12/29/2001 12:16:23 AM PST by Budge
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To: SGCOS
We were playing pep band songs in band, first hour, for homecoming at the end of the month, and I think we had just finished Louie Louie when the principal came on the PA and said that the towers were hit by planes in an apparent terrorist attack, and that President Bush would address the nation shortly and so teachers should turn it on if they have a tv, because it'd be during 2nd hour.

In 2nd hour, our spanish teacher had a tv wheeled in for us, then turned on NBC. Bush was done with his short statement, so it was back to network people talking. I forget who the anchor was, but they were talking to Jim Miklewszeski(sp?) in the Pentagon, and he was talking about how he was trying to find someone for information, when he felt something, and he said he didn't want to jump to conclusions, but he thought it might be some kind of explosion. He looked out the window to see construction workers fleeing, so then he speculated maybe it was just a construction accident. Then he reported people were running around frantically, and that he was told to leave, and that was that.

We also watched as both towers came down. A 50-minute class period went by like it was 10. For most of the rest of the day, all we did was watch the news, usually CNN. Thats where I was.

32 posted on 12/29/2001 12:17:10 AM PST by futurepotus
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To: seamole
Your welcome
33 posted on 12/29/2001 12:17:27 AM PST by classygreeneyedblonde
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To: classygreeneyedblonde
Things like this always put a lump in one's throat. Since I generally listen to non-music radio (news, talk), I hadn't heard this. Thanks for the heads-up.

"Let's Roll" is another 9-11 song, done by Neil Young. Again, the subject matter makes your heart swell up, thinking of the lives lost.

34 posted on 12/29/2001 5:46:01 AM PST by Phantom Ranger
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To: classygreeneyedblonde
I haven't heard it. Could you post or mail me a link?

I wonder if it's possible to assemble a "Sept. 11th Collection" of appropriate songs (including "Let's Roll" of course).

35 posted on 12/29/2001 10:12:09 AM PST by AmishDude
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To: classygreeneyedblonde
I saw if FIRST here on FR.. 1st plane hit... damage described.. So I turned on the t.v. JUST when the second plane hit! OH MY GOD! how that hurt me! I came back to FR...too shocked to write anything... `just lurked...

I went to work and turned on the radio news and then heard about the 1st tower FALLING! Falling? I couldn't believe it would fall!

When I went to the banks (I go every day for my business) I requested them to LOWER their flags to half staff! I told them ENOUGH people have died already!

The same at the post office when I went in...

I HAD to do something! I HAD NO FLAG!

I remembered my golf course had a new flag pole installed just a week before...

I drove over there in my gathering anger and sadness and pulled up and lowered the flag myself!

A member saw me do that, and said "you're a good man, John"...

I could only say.. that's for the people on those planes!

Can you imagine what that ride was like!? And nobody's thinking of them...

I went back to the office having done all I could in my feeble way...

And the SECOND tower fell...

36 posted on 01/01/2002 6:23:57 PM PST by No!
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