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    Posted May 16, 2011 by
    DannyRayAcou
    Location
    Houston, Texas
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    This iReport is part of an assignment:
    After bin Laden: What's next?

    DannyRayAcou and 14 other iReporters contributed to Open Story: World reacts to Bin Laden death

    Hijacked (Original Song) - Post-9-11 Feelings

     

    News of the Bin Laden death inspired me to write this.  It's essentially how I've felt from the September 11th attacks until now.

     

    It's your story of where you were and how you heard the news
    I'm a 19 -year-old freshman in an otherwise busy room
    Passions flared. We were scared. And sure we had differences still
    But they were outweighed by what freedom made and became collective will

     

    In the days that followed there was nothing we wouldn't do if asked
    Those selfless voices waned making louder those that sought to sew seeds of doubt and divide
    Here's our reply:

     

    To those of you screaming and calling out names
    We're leaving the room where you're saying such things
    You hijacked from us what we gained after loss
    And put a blemish on those who died in its cause
    We let slip away a resolve we said would not pass
    Your voice is done. 'Cause tonight, we're taking it back

     

    I heard the news tonight of a bullet to the head
    And even now there's conflict over even evil's death
    That of joy or relief, and of where the credit lies
    But when the name-calling begins you overlook the bottom line

     

    We write the script that comes to define us
    The things that we believe
    Become the reasons they'll defend us
    Can we on that agree?

     

    To those of you screaming and calling out names
    We're leaving the room where you're saying such things
    You hijacked from us what we gained after loss
    And put a blemish on those who died in its cause
    We let slip away a resolve we said would not pass
    Well tonight, we're taking it back

     

    We can't take away your right to say whatever you want
    But you are RARE and will be drowned out in our common ground when we speak out

     

    To those of you screaming and calling out names
    We're leaving the room where you're saying such things
    You hijacked from us what we gained after loss
    And put a blemish on those who died in its cause
    We let slip away a resolve we said would not pass
    Well tonight, we're taking it back

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