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The first couple lines of this song bounced around in my head the weeks following the September 11th attacks. The situation was almost too heart-wrenching to write further about at the time. But recently, I revisited the idea, and finished writing this tune. It's from the point of view of a man in the towers, knowing that this will be his end and coming to terms with the fact that he will die and the hope that he will have lived well. It's my tribute to everyone who suffered on that day.

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Don't write me a letter
It just won't show up in time
I could've lived life better
But by now, it's auld lang syne
Well, I spent my day and nights
Climbing through machinery
But this morning a steel bird
Flew its nose into me
Yes, this morning a steel bird
Flew its nose into me

I've got a nosebleed office
And a mortgage back at home
I've got a friend whose eyes went dead
Just a minute ago
And I've got a wife who makes my life
My true and honest love
I hope someone tells the boy in her belly
Who his daddy was
I hope someone tells the boy in her belly
Who his daddy was

I could get angry
I could go crazy
But I can't run away
You can take my body but my soul is flying free

Years and years and years
And the sum of it is here
Close my eyes and hold on tight
And drop just like a tear
No one ever told me how to
Be a human being
But if I did something right I'll drop
Into a memory
Yeah, if I did something right I'll drop
Into a memory

I could get angry
I could go crazy
But I can't run away
You can take my body but my sould is flying free

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from Free - Andre Hill, track released August 16, 2011
Andre Hill - Vocals, guitar, bass, percussion, keys

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Andre Hill Los Angeles, California

Andre Hill is a singer-songwriter with a sense of truth that will hit you right in the gut. Whether he is singing about the experience of a relationship falling into decay as he does with "Pink/Blue" or imagining himself as one of the victims of the Sept. 11th attacks in his song "Free", Andre's voice is that of a generation lost yet hopeful, led by the romance of life. ... more

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