Music Monday – September 11th Memorial – James Taylor “You Can Close Your Eyes”

Music Monday

This meme was created by Drew from The Tattooed Book Geek. You pick a song that you really like and share it on Monday!

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Today is a special Music Monday. Last week I shared a song by Simon and Garfunkel titled “The Sound of Silence” from the 10-year September 11th Memorial service. If you’d like to see that post you can click HERE. Today on September 11th, 16 years later, I thought I’d share another song from the 10-year memorial service which was performed by James Taylor and it’s titled “You Can Close Your Eyes.”

James Taylor

You Can Close Your Eyes

 

Lyrics:

“You Can Close Your Eyes”

Well the sun is surely sinking down, but the moon is slowly rising.
So this old world must still be spinning round and I still love you.

So close your eyes, you can close your eyes, it’s all right.
I don’t know no love songs and I can’t sing the blues anymore.
But I can sing this song and you can sing this song when I’m gone.

It won’t be long before another day, we gonna have a good time.
And no one’s gonna take that time away. You can stay as long as you like.

So close your eyes, you can close your eyes, it’s all right.
I don’t know no love songs and I can’t sing the blues anymore.
But I can sing this song and you can sing this song when I’m gone.

 


“You Can Close Your Eyes” is from the album:

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You can find it on Amazon

Release dateMarch 16, 1971
StudioCrystal Sound Studios, Los Angeles
GenresRock music, Acoustic music

To this day, I still remember exactly what I was doing the morning of the attacks on September 11th, 2001. It’s a day that I’ll never forget and I’ll take a moment of silence this morning to remember all the lives lost on that day and for all the families whose lives were changed forever because they lost a loved one that morning.

I’ll never forget.

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13 thoughts on “Music Monday – September 11th Memorial – James Taylor “You Can Close Your Eyes”

  1. Really poignant song.

    9/11 didn’t affect me in the same way as Americans as I’m from the UK. But I remember coming home from work and seeing the news that a plane had crashed into the two towers and sitting watching engrossed as it then it got worse and worse as it became known it wasn’t an accident and it was terrorists.

    Whilst there’s always been terrorists about I do think 9/11 was the day that the world changed and that the threat of them got real.

    Regardless of the country we live in I think it’s a day that deserves a moment of respect and contemplation for all the lives lost.

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    1. I agree, Drew. That day effected the entire world and it doesn’t matter whether you’re American or not. It was a tragic time that we cannot forget no matter how much time goes by. So many lives were lost.

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts today. 🖤

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  2. starjustin

    Another very compassionate 911 post Jen! Two great music legends devoting their time and talents during such a dramatic and sad 10 year memorial service for 911. I took the time to listen to Paul Simon again. The James Taylor album was released the year I graduated from high school. So many years ago. I thought it was unique that he chose that particular song to sing 40 years later. 💕

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    1. Thanks! I saw that Paul Simon actually did a few other benefit concerts too. You can watch them on YouTube. It’s one amazing album and one to keep for sure. I love that song and I thought the performance was wonderful and a perfect song for that day. Wish I could’ve been there. Thanks for sharing your thoughts today. ❤

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