Prayer Flags (9​/​11 benefit song)

by Marc Farre

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"Prayer Flags" was written and recorded immediately after the tragedy of 9/11 hit lower New York City. It was born of the intense and immediate emotions of love and grief embodied in the "MISSING" posters that cropped up everywhere near the site -- placed there by desperate loved ones looking for news of their loved ones.

Marc Farre composed this tribute song to the victims and their families -- and to the compassionate people everywhere whose hearts opened wide in response to this unimaginable sorrow -- in the hopes that it might in some way help all of us heal the wounds of that tragic day.

For more, please this post on NPR's All Songs Considered:


have you seen him
have you seen him
brown hair blue eyes 5 foot 10
have you seen her
here’s her picture
she’s my wife
she’s my best friend

have you seen her
have you seen him
he’s got a mole on his left hand
if you’ve seen him
here’s my number
please call as soon as you can

have you seen him
have you seen her
she’s wearing a yellow dress
a tattoo on her right shoulder
says "baby i’m the best"

have you seen her
have you seen him
he’s wearing a wedding band
and the words on the inscription
say "may 12, 2000... forever... ann"

have you seen her
have you seen him
he was on the 100th floor
she’s my mother
he’s my brother
she called me at 9:04
from the stairway from the hallway
from her cell phone from the roof
if you’ve seen him
won’t you tell her
tell her we love her so

have you seen them
have you seen them
walking in the by-and-by
from the rubble
through all the trouble
into the beautiful
blue sky

words/music © 2001 marc farre / all weather music (bmi) all rights reserved


released September 16, 2001
Marc Farre, vocal and guitar


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Marc Farre Sebastopol, California

“In the company of European-influenced musicians like Leonard Cohen, Lou Reed, and Nick Cave. A throaty voice, highly poetic lyrics and a kinetic band behind him. Compelling.”

— William Ruhlmann, All Music Guide

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