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Reply to "Songs That Make You Cry"

The lyrics to "Turn and Run" took on new meaning in light of those events. It was eerie...some of the imagery and other words Neil used in a song he'd written over a year earlier. They suddenly had an air of premonition about them, which was one freaky coincidence to realize.

ON 9/11, several people were posting to TiTM with unprecedented topics and posts, but it was something we needed to do. One person posted the lyrics to "Turn and Run" and pointed out how he could never hear the song the same way again, and I have to say I was very, very moved when I pondered that post and the song has since occupied a similar meaning for me.

In particular, it evokes images of a plane flying past at a speed that makes one cry, a light overhead, and silverware covered in dust, and more importantly, a spirit of love and resilience in response to "killers of innocents." It speaks that no matter how those who hate try to destroy and spread more hate, they'll never really win as long as there's love, no matter what the devastation. And that was a powerful thing to think about that day, and at every listening since. (Another incredible example of Neil's music and insights reaching me at exactly the time I can use it the most.)
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