James wrote song on September 10, 2011, for a performance honoring 9/11. An Irish policeman finds his true love in Manhattan, until that unforgettable day.
I came over here from Derry in the year of '83
The fightin' ah the troubles, theyd got to much for me
When Bobby died and they bombed the bus I had to get away
Thought i'd find more peace and quiet over in Amerikay
And I got a job like my granda did, leaving a different war
And I wore the badge and the coat of blue along the Hudson's shore