Swift, Taylor - Didn't They Lyrics

She walks to school with her arms crossed
It's just another day
At 10 o'clock she hears this screaming
Then finally she sees them
It's scary how things change

And I saw the story on the news
I saw the footage from the roof
I sat down and cried

Didn't she call you?
Didn't she need you bad enough?
Was there some reason I'm not aware of?
Did you not write it down
Just one more thing to do
Where were you
And didn't she pray too

He kissed his wife good bye
And took the earliest flight
So he could be home that night
To put his kids to sleep
Down the aisle three men walked and said,
"We're here to die for our God."
He stood up and said, "That's funny,
'Cause my God died for me."

I put the magazine down
I read his words out loud
I sat down and cried

Didn't he call you?
Didn't he need you bad enough?
Was there some reason I'm not aware of?
Did you not write it down?
Just one more thing to do
Where were you?
And didn't he pray too?

The taxis pulled up on the very day of
They rode 100 floors up just to come back down
They never thought they'd see the day
That the towers up in flames
There was nothing left to say when it all came down

And didn't they call you?
Didn't they need you bad enough?
Was there some reason I'm not aware of?
Did you not write it down?
Just one more thing to do
Where were you? Where were you?
And didn't they pray too?

I walk to school and I wear a cross
I'm counting every day

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Swift, Taylor Didn't They Comments
  1. Upscale Avenue

    Most adult songwriters can't write like this. This is amazing.

  2. Grace Yocum

    She seems religious in the song but in soon you’ll get better it’s obvious she’s not

  3. Taylor Celine Swift

    speechless af

  4. Swift In The House

    i am crying

    Colleen Schmid

    Swift In The House yea same

  5. Eugene 10

    I wish she rerecord this in 2020


    She won't. It's too emotional

  6. Swiftie Forever

    Listening on 9 11😢

  7. daisy ivy

    now it happened 18 years ago !!

  8. T T

    18 years ago today. Such a beautiful tribute to 9/11. Never forget.

  9. TSwizzle

    9-11-2019 :(

  10. Debbie Keks

    Can't believe it was 18 years ago. In Senior year we were talking about where we were when it happened and most of us were in Kindergarten and didn't understood why all the grown ups were crying when the news came on the radio. Now I'm crying every year, because this was the start of this terrible mess we are in today.

  11. JC Denton

    Wow it’s actually crazy because I just discovered that she ever even made this song and it’s 10th of September, 1 day before the 18th anniversary of 9/11. I think it’s beautiful that she wrote this, and at 11 years old too!

  12. Taylors_Btch

    Never forget!

  13. Celestial Venus

    This reminds me of my brethren killed in Kashmir, my brothers and sisters slaughtered in Syria, tortured in Burma, abused by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
    It reminds me of Hitler's concentration camp.
    It reminds of the blood of innocents staining the ground forever, of sorrow, despair, loss, painted in the sky, engraved in time.
    Taylor Swift is a genius!

    Saakshi Shetty

    Are you talking about Indian Army killed in Kashmir?

  14. Hannah

    I had no idea she wrote this! "didn't they pray too" something I ask myself a lot too

  15. Happy

    forever & always ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ my Taylor

  16. Swiftie Forever and Ever


    Maisie Scott

    Swiftie Forever and Ever YES

  17. Shanaia

    this makes me sad :((


    Who else keeps coming back to this video to listen to this song?


    WILL NEVER MEET SELENA most years on this day

  19. Fearless Fearless

    Ella camina a la escuela con los brazos cruzados.
    Es solo otro día
    A las 10 en punto escucha este grito.
    Entonces, finalmente, ella los ve.
    Da miedo cómo las cosas cambian.
    Y vi la historia en las noticias.
    Vi las imágenes de el techo.
    Me senté y lloré.
    ¿No te llamó ella?
    ¿No te necesitaba lo suficiente?
    ¿Hubo alguna razón de la que no estoy al tanto?
    ¿No has escrito
    Solo una cosa más por hacer?
    Dónde estabas?
    Y ella no rezó también?

    Le dio un beso de despedida a su esposa
    Y tomó el primer vuelo
    Para que él pudiera estar en casa esa noche.
    Y poner a dormir a sus hijos.
    Por el pasillo, tres hombres caminaron y dijeron:
    "Estamos aquí para morir por nuestro Dios".
    Se puso de pie y dijo: "Eso es gracioso,
    Porque mi Dios murió por mí ".

    Bajé la revista
    Leí sus palabras en voz alta
    Me senté y lloré

    ¿No te llamó?
    ¿No te necesitaba lo suficiente?
    ¿Hubo alguna razón de la que no estoy al tanto?
    ¿No has escrito
    Solo una cosa mas por hacer?
    ¿Dónde estabas?
    ¿Y no oró él también?

    Los taxis se detuvieron el mismo día de
    Recorrieron 100 pisos para volver a bajar.
    Nunca pensaron que verían el día.
    Que las torres se levanten en llamas.
    No había nada más que decir cuando todo se vino abajo.

    ¿Y no te llamaron?
    ¿No te necesitaron lo suficiente?
    ¿Hubo alguna razón de la que no estoy al tanto?
    ¿No lo escribiste?
    Solo una cosa mas por hacer
    ¿Dónde estabas? ¿Dónde estabas?
    ¿Y no rezaban ellos también?

    Camino a la escuela y me pongo una cruz
    Estoy contando todos los dias

  20. Ash

    Losing my religion is shaking

  21. No One

    I love her this song is so underated. This is a beautiful song she created,so touching my heart.

  22. Oribella Zelina

    I swear i cried when i heard this song.. It's so emotional, both the lyrics and the way she sings it..

  23. Angie Bogart

    "Really cause my god died for me" 😭😭😭 love that

    Felicia Dinu

    Best line ever.

  24. Amelie

    Soooooo sad. I finished school yesterday.

  25. Crazy Microbiologist

    Was this about the twin towers??

    Clara General

    Yeah, about the terrorist attack

  26. Vence Neil

    this 😭❤

  27. Serene Teh


  28. Justin Byers

    She needs to make it her song so I can get it on a spotfiy

  29. Angel Swift

    17 years ago

  30. WalroozNation

    The bridge sounds very similar to the bridge of picture to burn

  31. blshit

    She’s an athiest now

    Saakshi Shetty

    I believe in god but I am not religious.

    Halli Jordan

    James G Religion and a relationship with God are two totally different things. Religion is a set of rules set up by the church. A relationship with God is intimate and can only be experienced between God and themselves. You don’t have to be “religious” to be a Christian.

    Toshi Kichu

    @James G I'm a Christian but you're a bit too much of a Christian

    Toshi Kichu

    @Aaliyah White fuck of bitch.

    Toshi Kichu

    @Halli Jordan this is the point. I'm a Christian but I'm not religious either.

  32. Harley Swift

    That was scary, I saw it on the news, I can remember so clearly
    At first I thought it was a movie trailer

    can I get 100 subscribers with no videos

    What is it what happened

    can I get 100 subscribers with no videos

    Oh nvm I saw the end of the vid now

    can I get 100 subscribers with no videos

    @Lily Evans yeah I know now

  33. Hannah Spangler

    Did she write this for 9/11 ??

    Heather Burkett

    Hannah Spangler yes, right after it happened

    Hannah Spangler

    @Heather Burkett thank you!!

    Brian KHThirteen

    Yes and she was only 12 years old! She could see smoke from wreckage of flight 93 at her Pennsylvania home, even though it was over 100 miles away. The "My God died for me" , passage refers to a quote from one of the passengers that tried to take that plane back from the terrorists.

    Juhi Dalal

    Yes, she did.

  34. #Miraculous Forever!

    I wish she had put this song in one of her albums. It is so meaningful!

    Rishit Jain

    Aren't all of them?

  35. Stewie Griffin

    DOCTOR: Because it's not a game, Kate. This is a scale model of war. Every war ever fought, right there in front of you. Because it's always the same. When you fire that first shot, no matter how right you feel, you have no idea who's going to die! You don't know whose children are going to scream and burn! How many hearts will be broken! How many lives shattered! How much blood will spill until everybody does until what they were always going to have to do from the very beginning. Sit down and talk! (sigh) Listen to me. Listen, I just, I just want you to think. Do you know what thinking is? It's just a fancy word for changing your mind.
    CLARA-Z: I will not change my mind.
    DOCTOR: Then you will die stupid. Alternatively, you could step away from that box, you can walk right out of that door and you could stand your revolution down.
    CLARA-Z: No! I'm not stopping this, Doctor. I started it. I will not stop it. You think they'll let me go, after what I've done?
    DOCTOR: You're all the same, you screaming kids. You know that? Look at me, I'm unforgivable. Well, here's the unforeseeable. I forgive you. After all you've done, I forgive you.
    CLARA-Z: You don't understand. You will never understand.
    DOCTOR: I don't understand? Are you kidding? Me? Of course I understand. I mean, do you call this a war? This funny little thing? This is not a war! I fought in a bigger war than you will ever know. I did worse things than you could ever imagine. And when I close my eyes I hear more screams than anyone could ever be able to count! And do you know what you do with all that pain? Shall I tell you where you put it? You hold it tight till it burns your hand, and you say this. No one else will ever have to live like this. No one else will have to feel this pain. Not on my watch!
    (Kate closes the lid of the red box and steps back.)
    DOCTOR: Thank you. Thank you.
    KATE: I'm sorry.

  36. N R

    Why make a lyric video when you don’t know the lyrics?!?

    Ashlynn Moore

    N R why spread hate on such a precious song?

    Cesar Cruz

    N R then u make it.

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  38. Denisse Arabí Álvarez

    she was 12 years old when she wrote this...

    mel's cookie

    Denisse Arabí Álvarez 😱
    She's so talented..


    Honestly not all of 12 years old kid would write about an accident. The fact that she would spend time writing this song for 9/11.

    mel's cookie

    tay’s cupcake 💝💝💝


    She's always been so mature beyond her years. Most adults at that time, myself included, couldn't really process everything that happened with 9/11, but here's a 12 year old girl who's mature way beyond her years that can perfectly put every emotion together, in written form... then transpose it to a beautiful 4 minute melody. UNBELIEVABLE! ♥️🎶

  39. summerinspringville-hill

    This is such a sad, powerful, and truly meaningful song. Wow.

  40. Jesús Salgado

    Naik si vienes de Escuela Swiftie x2

  41. Lili Covers

    16 years ago...

  42. Becky's Dead Sorry

    My baby 💕 this song is so meaningful

  43. Sarah Roberts

    just pointing out the correct lyrics are "was there some reason I'm not aware of"

  44. ManicPixieDreamGirl

    No it's taylor swift but thank you for thinking i could sing that good :)

  45. Rylie Lawver

    Is this you singing?

    M S

    Rylie Lawver is Taylor Swift


    No this is Taylor Swift 😂


    No it's Taylor dumbass she was like 12