From the recording Red Sky Prairie
The piece begins just as September 11, 2001 did in the USA. The morning sun rises, a beautiful day lies ahead. Then suddenly everything changes. The lyrics and melodic theme take us out of the darkness and onto a brighter path guided by the forging of togetherness, hope and strength.
Hearts broken, tears fall.
In darkness we can’t find hope.
Out of grief, hope and strength are forged.
Through shadow shines a light so bright.
Voices cry out you must go on.
Hope will hold our hearts.
Together we found a way
that September day.