The sun was shining
A beautiful day
The mid-september skies grew warm
And the city skyline rose as usual

The freeways were packed
The offices moved with the sounds
Of every-day life
Until the first plane hit the tower
And those that survived
Ran

And we’re still running
Still running from the ghosts of the eleventh
We’re still running
Still running from the jets in our minds
And we’re scared
We have every right to be scared
So we’re still running
We’re still running

In the weeks to come
We lived our lives
With a silky sweet smell of fear
As the bombs fell on Afghanistan

The freeways were packed
The officies moved with the sounds
Of every-day life
Until the suspicious package found the mail-room
And those that survived
Ran

And we’re still running
Still running from the ghosts of the eleventh
We’re still running
Still running from the jets in our minds
And we’re scared
We have every right to be scared
So we’re still running
We’re still running

But as we run, we run together
American flags in hand
We run to fight for freedom
United to make a stand
We may bruise and break, and some may die
But we must never forget why

(America, America, God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood, from sea to shining sea)

And we’re still running
Still running from the ghosts of the eleventh
We’re still running
Still running from the jets in our minds
And we’re scared
We have every right to be scared
So we’re still running
We’re still running

The freeways were packed
The offices moved with the sounds
Of every-day life
Until the first plane hit the tower
And those that survived
Stand
Strong
Together

Scott Bradford has been building web sites and using them to say what he thinks since 1995, which tended to get him in trouble with power-tripping assistant principals at the time. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University, but has spent most of his career (so far) working on public- and private-sector web sites. He is not a member of any political party, and brands himself an ‘independent constitutional conservative.’ In addition to holding down a day job and blogging about challenging subjects like politics, religion, and technology, Scott is also a devout Catholic, gun-owner, bike rider, and music lover with a wife, two cats, and a dog.