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A serious parody was written about Flight 93 from 9/11. The artist is Jeff Baker, and he normally writes funny parodies. He just said this hit him like a brick and the only song that could match it was American Pie.

"A long-long month ago

I can still remember how good things used to feel...

Who knew that we'd had our way

And life was going to change that day

And a terror from across the sea'd be real...

But after August, hot and gritty

Came September, warm and pretty

Death came to our doorway

Evil found one more way

I don't remember whether I'd

Sat and screamed or stood and cried

When I learned some folks had turned the tide

The day that thousands died...

So,

(Chorus)

Bye-bye, on American Fly

We're slated to be fated

But we're still gonna try

Those terror plans

Ain't gonna fly

Singin' this'll be the way that we die

This'll be the way that we die...

Bingham, Beamer, Glick, Burnett

Got on the plane expecting that

They'd make a hop to San Francisco Bay

Do you believe that destiny

Was on board Flight 93

When it took off after forty minutes of delay

What none of them suspected then

Was evil was on board with them

Serpents in their midst

Waiting for their time to hiss

It was an early-morn cross-country flight

With a passenger load that was really light

But somehow something wasn't right

The day that thousands died

Someone was singin' (Repeat Chorus)

They heard cruising altitude begin

And most of them had settled in

To pass the time in ways they had

Then "God is great" somebody said

And just as quick a man fell dead

And they knew that their day had gone real bad...

Then over Cleveland on the ground

They felt the plane being turned around

Hijackers claimed a bomb

But somehow that felt wrong

Thirty-two thousand feet and they were stuck

Noplace to run, nowhere to duck

They knew they had to make their own luck

The day that thousands died.

They started singin' (Repeat Chorus)

Now up there they were on their own

So those who could got on the phone

And heard the news from N.Y.C.

When they learned of the attack

They knew there was no turning back

They were a missile aimed at Washington D.C.

They decided they would make their stand

With weapons that they had at hand

Said: "We know we're going to die

"Some of us are going to try."

'cause a fire extinguisher would work real good

A Flight Attendant said and she knew she could

Give terrorists what they deserved

The day that thousands died

She was singin' (Repeat Chorus)

Filled with thoughts of terror foiling

An attendant set some water boiling

To give some evil faces pain

Other hasty plans were laid

And other weapons quickly made

At other places on the plane.

But time, they knew, was running out

There was no room for fear or doubt

They prepared to fight

To stop that deadly flight

Todd Beamer prayed and said "Let's roll!"

What happened next, we'll never know

But they didn't hit the Capitol

The day that thousands died...

He was singin'

Bye-bye, on American fly

Now we're slated to be fated

So we're all gonna try

Those terror plans ain't gonna fly

Singin' this'll be the way that we die

This'll be the way that we die...

I know a girl who sings the blues

And she could use some happy news

But this is all that I can say

In D.C., beneath the gleaming dome

They sang of freedom and of home

And they spoke of airborne terror turned away

And in the sky and pointing groundward

Air Flight 93 swirled downward

Ground scarred and foresaken

But no more lives were taken

And the four guys I admire most

Helped stop the plane along the coast

And then they all gave up the ghost

The day hope didn't die...

Somewhere they're singin'

Bye-Bye, on American fly

We're slated to be fated

But we're still gonna try

Those terror plans

Ain't gonna fly

Singin' this'll be the way that we die

This'll be the way that we die...

They'll be singin'

Bye-bye, on American fly

We're slated to be fated

But we're still gonna try

Those terror plans

Just ain't gonna fly

Singin' this'll be the way that we die..."

Jeff Baker, American Pie Parody

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