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Where Were You 11  Alan Jackson

[G]Where were you when the world stopped turnin'.....
[D]On That September day        [G]
[G]Were you in the yard with your wife and children
Or wo[D]rkin' on some stage in L.A.               [G]
Did you stand[C] there in shock....at the sight of that black smok[G]e
[C]Rising against that blue sky....        [G]
Did you shout[C] out in anger in fear for your neighb[G]or
Or di[Em]d you just sit down and cry              [C]  [-----]      [D]

Did you weep [G]for the children who lost their dear loved ones
and pra[D]y for the ones who don't know                 [G]
[G]Did you rejoice for the people who walked from the rubble
And sob [D]for the ones left below           [G]
Did you burst[C] out with pride... for the red white and bl[G]ue
and the heros[C] who died just doing what they do [G]
Did you look up[C] to heaven for some kind of answer  [G]
And look[Em] at yourself and what reall[C]y matters

CHORUS
[C]I'm just a singer of simple song[G]s
I'm not a[C] real political man         [G]
I watch CNN but[C] I'm not sure I could te[G]ll you
the dif[Em]ference in Iraq and Iran          [C]
But I kno[C]w Jesus and I talk to God [G]
And I rem[C]ember this from when I was young                        [G]
[C]Faith hope and love are some good things he gave u[G]s
[D]And the greatest is love    [C]


[G]Where were you when the world stopped turning...
[D]On that Sept[G]ember day
[G]Teachin' a class full of innocent children
Or dr[D]iving[G] down some cold interstate
D[C]id you feel [G]guilty cause you're a survivor
In a cr[C]owded room did you feel[G] alone
Did[C] you call up you[G]r mother...and tell her you love her
Did[Em] you dust o[C]ff[-----] that [D]bible at home
D[G]id you open your eyes..hope it never happened
[D]Close your [G]eyes and not go to sleep...
Did you notice the sunset the first time in ages
Or sp[D]eak with so[G]me stranger on the street
Did[C] you lay do[G]wn at night and think of tomorrow
[C]Go out [G]and buy you a gun
Did [C]you turn off t[G]hat violent old movie you're watching
And turn[Em] on "I Love Lucy[C]" re-runs
Did[C] you go to a church and h[G]old hands with some stranger
[C]Stand in line [G]and give your own blood
Did [C]you just stay h[G]ome and cling tight to your family
T[Em]hank God you had [C]somebody to love

CHORUS 2x

Repeat Last Line Of 2nd Chorus 3x

Where were you when the world stop turnin'
On that September day


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