The “Heaven 9/11” Song: Remixed For 10th Anniversary

Ten years ago, [lastfm link_type=”artist_info”]DJ Sammy & Yanou[/lastfm] released a version of “Heaven” featuring the words of a 5 year old girl who lost her father in the 9/11 attacks.  Well, this is the updated story of a girl from age five through today in her high school years.  We bet you can’t keep a dry eye through it… REALLY!

Listen to “Heaven 9-11” the 2011 Remix.


One Comment

  1. I would love a link toe able to down load this song. I have book marked this link and will be playing it at an event on Friday night and then at another Event on saturday night 9-10-2011

  2. Nicole says:

    How do I buy this track? I love this re-mix, so touching. I lost my grandmother that day and every year these tributes make it tough but this song although sad makes me happy that she is up there watching over us.

  3. roberta griffin says:

    i was driving my youngest daughter to kindergarten this morning and had to pull over, i was crying and couldnt see. it was very touching and humbling. reminds you that every day counts!

  4. art chavez says:

    sadest thing ive ever heard sometimes wish i was able to stop the damage and am thankful for all the men and women who helped

    1. Cheryl K. says:

      I heard this on the radio this morning when I was driving my daughter to school and it made both of us cry. By the time we got to school my daughter had to turn the radio off, but I just heard the whole thing and it made me cry a lot. It is very touchy and it does make you cry, because you are sorry for the victims and their families. We are all praying for them.

  5. patricia says:

    OMG! I second the comment above! I also had just dropped off my son at ;’ and was in tears hearing the spong! 😦

  6. Angie Atkins says:

    this made me cry 10 yrs ago, and again today, its so moving to imagine those children who lost a parent or a parent who lost their child on that day would love to be able to download

  7. sheneequa says:

    when i heard this song i couldn’t help but cry. my friend lost her father on 9/11. and if she listens to this radio station as much as i do. i know she will see this comment. im so sorry for you loss. 😥

  8. I started crying right from the beginning and I couldn’t stop. In fact, I just got more and more upset. It’s a beautiful song.

  9. Richard says:

    “A Rose”

    Her hair was up in a ponytail, her favorite dress tied with a bow.
    Today was “Daddy’s Day” at school, and she couldn’t wait to go.

    But her mommy tried to tell her, that she probably should stay home.
    Why the kids might not understand, if she went to school alone.

    But she was not afraid; she knew just what to say.
    What to tell her classmates of why he wasn’t there today.

    But still her mother worried, for her to face this day alone.
    And that was why once again, she tried to keep her daughter home.

    But the little girl went to school eager to tell them all.
    Of a dad who’s never there a dad who never calls.

    There were daddies along the wall in back, for everyone to meet.
    Children squirming impatiently, anxious in their seats.

    One by one the teacher called a student from the class.
    To introduce their daddy, as seconds slowly passed.

    At last the teacher called her name, every child turned to stare.
    Each of them was searching, for a man who wasn’t there.

    “Where’s her daddy at?!” she heard a boy call out.
    “She probably doesn’t have one,” another student dared to shout.

    And from somewhere near the back, She heard another father say, “Looks
    like another deadbeat dad, too busy to waste his day.”

    The words did not offend her, as she smiled up at her Mom.
    And looked back at her teacher, who told her to go on.

    And with hands behind her back, Slowly she began to speak
    And out from the mouth of a child, came words incredibly unique.

    “My Daddy couldn’t be here, because he lives so far away.
    But I know he wishes he could be, Since this is such a special day

    And though you cannot meet him, I wanted you to know.
    All about my daddy and how much he loves me so.

    He loved to tell me stories he taught me to ride my bike.
    He surprised me with pink roses, and taught me to fly a kite.

    We used to share fudge sundaes, and ice cream in a cone.
    And though you cannot see him. I’m not standing here alone.

    “Cause my daddy’s always with me, even though we are apart
    I know because he told me, he’ll forever be in my heart”

    With that, her little hand reached up, and lay across her chest.
    Feeling her own heartbeat, beneath her favorite dress.

    And from somewhere in the crowd of dads, her mother stood in tears.
    Proudly watching her daughter, who was wise beyond her years.

    And when she dropped her hand back down, staring straight into the crowd.
    She finished with a voice so soft, but its message clear and loud.

    “I love my daddy very much, he’s my shining star.
    And if he could, he’d be here, but heavens just too far.

    You see he was a fireman and died just this past year.
    When airplanes hit the towers and taught Americans to fear.

    But sometimes when I close my eyes, it’s like he never went away.”
    And then she closed her eyes, and saw him there that day.

    And to her mother’s amazement, she witnessed with surprise.
    A room full of daddies and children, all starting to close their eyes.

    Who knows what they saw before them, Who knows what they felt inside.
    Perhaps for merely a second, they saw him at her side.

    “I know you’re with me Daddy,” to the silence she called out.
    And what happened next made believers, of those once filled with doubt.

    Not one in that room could explain it, for each of their eyes had been
    closed.. But there on the desk beside her, was a fragrant long-stemmed
    pink rose.

  10. sarah says:

    i cry every time i here this song…. im crying now

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