On the Other Side

Story Behind The Song

written the day after 9/11

Song Description

About the people who died on 9/11- their memory and what it means to so many

Song Length 3:00 Genre Folk - Country, World - General
Tempo Slow (71 - 90) Lead Vocal Female Vocal
Mood Poignant, Moving Subject World, Healing
Similar Artists Joan Baez, Sade Language English
Era 2000 and later


They follow children of the millions who died.
They follow Africa and lost tribal pride.
They follow Lincoln whose hope for us all
Was being equal, standing up tall.

Now they're on the other side of laughter.
Now they're on the other side of tears.
Now they're on the other side forgiving
Those who took away the years.

They comfort rescuers who can't find a soul.
They comfort workers, whose buildings lie cold.
They comfort soldiers, who try to be bold.
They comfort mothers, whose memories they hold.


As they point the way toward tomorrow,
As they reach within our long sorrow,
As we called their names, they left without shame,
Leaving love from each other to borrow.


Now they're on the other side of darkness.
Now they're on the other side of night.
Now they're on the other side, they're bringing
Us a way to find the light.

Repeat of Verse 1

Lyrics Robin Inwald Music Robin Inwald
Producer Barry Goldstein Publisher Hilson Press
Label Hilson Records
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