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Song Parodies -> "The Day the Planes Crashed (In New York City)"

Original Song Title:

"The Night the Lights Went Out (In New York City)"

Original Performer:

The Trammps

Parody Song Title:

"The Day the Planes Crashed (In New York City)"

Parody Written by:

Dylan Baranski

The Lyrics

September 11, 2001. A day of chaos, heartbreak, tragedy, horror and just bad things in general. A day when everybody's lives changed forever. Do you remember what it was like that day? I remember being in 7th grade math class, but they didn't tell us about the attacks until gym class, the second to last period of the day. Normal activities during gym were cancelled & the last class of the day was also cancelled (it was English class, probably reading, but I'm not sure). I view that day as the day when Pandora's Box was re-opened, when a new wave of troubles and evils was unleashed onto the world.

But do you know what else was in Pandora's Box?

Hope.

No matter what kind of problems we face in this world, please never give up hope! Granted, hope alone cannot make problems go away, but it sure helps! Anyways, back on topic. If you lost any friends or loved ones on that day, I offer you my condolences from the deepest levels of my heart. Also, if you don't really feel like talking about that day, that's perfectly understandable to me. If it makes you feel better, why don't we sit down & give each other a hug? That being said, enjoy the parody. If you have any major issues with the parody, please let me know, and please be civil about it. DKTOS?
Where were you when those planes crashed down in New York City?
(I wanna know, I wanna know)
Where were you when those planes crashed down in New York City?

Don’t you know that I was doing math?
(He was doing math)

I remember on that warm September day,
The teacher told us ‘bout the flames in the sky.
New York and Washington were struck by some terrorists,
And nobody really knew the reason why.

Ooh, many folks called to check their friends and family (And family),
There was chaos & confusion across the country (the country),
But when it was all over, we stood up
And we swore to rebuild, rebuild, rebuild!

Where were you when those planes crashed down in New York City?
(And Washington, too)
Where were you when those planes crashed down in New York City?

Don’t you know that I was doing math?
(He was doing math)
Ooh, studying math.
(He was doing math)

Central Park saw clouds very dark,
Innocent folks perished in the blaze.
Where’s the nation gonna go in ten years or so?
How could this have happened in our land?

Everybody said it was a pity (A pity),
But those bad guys could not shut down the city (The city),
And when it was all over, we stood up
And we swore to rebuild, rebuild, rebuild!

Where were you when those planes crashed down in New York City?
(I wanna know, yeah)
Where were you when those planes crashed down in New York City?

Don’t you know that I was doing math?
(He was doing math)
Ooh, studying math.
(He was doing math)

Do you remember what you did
On that sad and fateful day?
Eight million people in the city
Had their lives changed.
Whoa!

(Do you remember)
Where were you when those planes crashed down in New York City?
(I wanna know, yeah)
Where were you (where were you) when those planes crashed down in New York City?

Don’t you know that I was doing math?
(He was doing math)
Ooh, studying math.
(He was doing math)
I wanna know.
(He was doing math)
Stand up and rebuild!
(He was doing math)
We will not fall, no we won’t!

Where were you in this whole tragedy?
During that fateful moment?
Where were you?
On the way to work?
Where were you?
Taking the train?
Where were you?
Watching a ball game?
Or maybe, just on vacation?
I wanna know, yeah!
I was doing math, yes I was!
Or maybe at Ground Zero?

[chaos break]

Ooh, many folks checked on their friends and family,
There was chaos & confusion across the country.
Where’s the nation gonna go in ten years or so?
How could this have happened in our land?
Oh, everybody said it was a pity,
But those bad guys could not shut down the city…

[fade]
Copyright 2011 by Dylan Baranski GmbH S.p.A. Inc. Misuse will only be punished if there were malicious intentions.

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AFW - September 12, 2011 - Report this comment
Touching and true...we all connect with our activities on that day, and at that time
Patrick - September 12, 2011 - Report this comment
I was working at the same job I do now. Someone saw on the internet that a plane had hit the first tower. I thought it might have been a repeat of the 1945 crash of a B-25 into the Empire State Building. When I heard of the second crash I knew it was war. The sky outside was filled with contrails as planes on cross-country flights converged on Kansas City International Airport. I went out at lunch to get gas for my car, knowing there would be huge lines at 5:00. There were. A terrible day we'll all remember.

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