Stand Tall, United – a 9.11 Tribute Song

New Lyric Video of a 2003 Album Track

Now that I’ve gotten adept at creating lyric videos, I felt today, 9.11.2022, was the right time to create and publish a lyric video for “Stand Tall, United,” a 9.11 remembrance song from my 2003 album “American Road.”

Here’s the video, which includes images of 9.11 memorials at Eagle Rock Reservation in West Orange, NJ and Echo Lake Park in Mountainside, NJ.

Stand Tall, United (for 9.11) Lyric Video by Jason Didner

Here’s a TikTok video of me performing a verse and chorus of the song.

@jasondidner A tribute song to those whose lives were lost or changed by the terrorist attacks of 09.11.2001. I wrote this a week following that tragic day when I returned to New York City for work. #911rememberance #911song ♬ original sound – Jason Didner Music

Additionally, here’s a TikTok of me telling the story behind the song.

@jasondidner The story behind the 9.11 tribute song “Stand Tall, United” which was originally on my “American Road” album from 2003. I had written the song soon after the terrorist attack. #storybehindthesong #911songs #911tribute ♬ Stand Tall United (for 9/11) – Jason Didner

The song is on my 2003 album “American Road” which is on Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music and all other streaming services.

Stand Tall, United (for 9.11) by Jason Didner - lyric video thumbnail
Stand Tall, United (for 9.11) – lyric video thumbnail
Stand Tall, United
(c) 2001, Lyrics and Music by Jason Didner
All Rights Reserved

Lyrics: 

In the New York rain, I walk, uncovered
If my city's crying, I want to feel her tears 
Mingle with mine
For the freedom that I took for granted
For the loss of life
We'll never be the same again

It's gonna take time for sorrow
It's gonna take pain to feel
It's gonna take patience to come back
It's gonna take strength to heal

We gotta stand tall, united
We gotta stand tall, united
For Adonai and for Allah
For Jesus and for Brahma
We've gotta stand tall, united

When the human call is to run from danger
Just a few, the brave
Here the call to run the other way
They were the guardians of our loved ones
Now the roles are changing
Heroes leave their loved ones to us

We've gotta see them through the sorrow
It's gonna take pain to feel
It's gonna take patience to come back
It's gonna take strength to heal

We gotta stand tall, united
We gotta stand tall, united
For Adonai and for Allah
For Jesus and for Brahma
We've gotta stand tall, united

In the nation's storm, I walk, uncovered
If America's crying, I want to feel her tears
Mingle with mine