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The last song in my post 9-11-2001 series of songs. This is about the last cellphone call to a friend. Followed by lots of walking around, between volunteering. Infinite restlessness. And then days without them... and only that last call to remember and replay.

Other songs in my 9/11 series:
I Will Love
New Holy Land
Was There Once A Time

(See: Journal from the Streets to read a photographic journal about my 9/11 experiences.)
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Each day: Morning.
Replayed warnings.
Words I still repeat... can't escape.

One call, hurried.
One voice, worried.
Know I love you.
Be safe.

And I search the skyline.
Can't remember why.
Was it you who told me once
not to trust my eyes?

Deep below the buildings
shadows stretch beyond.
Will the streets I used to walk along
help me carry on?

Each day: Evening.
Walking. Grieving.
Never been this late coming home.

Endless phoning.
Tireless roaming.
Know we love you.
You're not alone.

And I search inside me.
Can't remember why.
Was it me who told you once
faith lived in your smile?

If I search the future,
will it still confound?
Do the words I've stored from yesterday
help me carry on?

Over to you,
I give my everything.

Over from you,
I get my energy.

Once the sky looked silent and clear,
until I heard you there, waiting...

Until I come
over to you...
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said 5603 days ago (May 18th, 2004)
Nice Harmonies!
Tobin, this collection of 9/11 songs is very touching. Thanks for the opportunity to listen.
crustibooga said 5603 days ago (May 18th, 2004)
Beautiful, haunting...
It's been a long time since I've listened to your tracks and
I'd just like to say how much I enjoy them. Wonderful!

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macapa said 5603 days ago (May 18th, 2004)
I love the music. Simple and beautiful. The lyrics are also
quite nice. But somehow, I wonder if the music itself isn't
a bit too... well... pretty for lyrics that (to me) are filled
with hurt.

Once again, thanks for sharing this.
TobinMueller said 5379 days ago (December 28th, 2004)
Singing the beauty in the middle of the tragedy, of recalling the preciousness;
and then of falling into the "Over to you" section... This is part of what I was
going for, singing from someone that lives more inside the memory of what
was lost than the tragedy of losing, who would be motivated to call into the
land of the dead and rather be there than in this land of the still alive.
Check out my latest song called Momentary Undertow
Mcboy said 5601 days ago (May 20th, 2004)
gorgeous sound...
what a great sound your compositions have.....not to
mention the emotional impact.....
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TobinMueller said 5379 days ago (December 28th, 2004)
gorgeous sound...
Thanks. I wanted this one to be clear and transparent. Your comments are
very appreciated.
Check out my latest song called Momentary Undertow
Suzanne said 5600 days ago (May 21st, 2004)
such poetry
with so few words, how much you convey. but in grief, words are precious and hard to pronounce. i felt it all. the difference between your lyrics in your verses, slight changes, subtle like the change life brings after tragedy. the clear blue sky will never be the same, remembering.
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TobinMueller said 5379 days ago (December 28th, 2004)
such poetry
The short phrases... it was what seemed best for such a song, when words
are all but failing. Thanks for noticing.
Check out my latest song called Momentary Undertow
Paul_T said 5600 days ago (May 21st, 2004)
Great Concept!
Garageband makes it so easy to make mindless "Autopilot" songs, it's great to come across someone who actually puts some thought into things. I think the words are just as important as the music, and hopefully Apple will never come out with a product that writes poetry for us.

Keep up the good work!
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Cameron said 5580 days ago (June 10th, 2004)
nicely crafted
As usual, wonderful ideas expressed well, with excellent
production values.
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Wifty said 5559 days ago (July 1st, 2004)
Very moving
Living in the UK I can only imagine what it must have been
like to be a New Yorker on 9/11. I was very moved by this.

I loved the guitar part particularly and, yet again, I'm
blown away by the musical theory at work in your songs.
Wonderful construction and performance as always.
Check out my latest song called Leave Me Gently
TobinMueller said 5379 days ago (December 28th, 2004)
Very moving
Thanks Wifty. The guitar on this song is all MIDI. No loops, the entire music
bed is MIDI. I learned to play piano by imitating guitar players, especially my
older brother. I really like playing MIDI guitar now, much easier on the
fingers tips.
Check out my latest song called Momentary Undertow
jdholliday said 3468 days ago (March 23rd, 2010)
raw emotion, unbelievable how fresh the emotions are that linger still today.
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