9/11 five years on: post #2
Unfortunately, the sound on this clip is way below par, but after 9/11 this song, "Superman" by Five For Fighting, was very quickly adopted as something of a tribute/anthem, particularly as regards the FDNY.
I think it's a beautiful song and probably would have liked it regardless, coupling as it does the theme of the fallibility of heroes with a high male voice, which I'm often a sucker for. Whether I would have heard it without the events of 9/11 is, of course, another matter.
The undeniable emotion of the song came to a head for me at the Annual NYPD vs FDNY Hockey Game in March 2002, the first since 9/11. I was there, and the game was late starting, in part so that the names of all the fallen firefighters and policemen and women could be played on the big screen, accompanied by this song.
Within months I was appalled to see it being used to advertise pasta on TV in Italy. Shame. Still a great song. Still incredibly powerful in its ability to put my mind right back to those dark days.