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Where Were You 3  Alan Jackson

Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)
By Alan Jackson
Verse:
[C]Where were you when the world stop turning [G] on that September [C]
day
[C]Were you in the yard with your wife and children
[G]Or working on some stage [C] in L.A.
Did you [F] stand there in shock at the [C] sight of that black smoke
[F]Rising against that blue [C] sky
Did you [F] shout out in anger, in [C] fear for your neighbor
[Am]Or did you just sit down and [F] cry
                                    [C]Did you weep for the children who lost their dear loved ones
[G]And pray for the ones who don't [C] know
[C]Did you rejoice for the people who walked from the rubble
[G]And sob for the ones left [C] below
Did you [F] burst out in pride for the [C] red, white and blue
And the [F] heroes who died just [C] doin' what they do
Did you [F] look up to heaven for [C] some kind of answer
[Am]And look at yourself and [F] what really matters
Chorus:
                                    [F]I'm just a singer of [C] simple songs
I'm not a [F] real political [C] man
I watch [F] CNN but I'm [C] not sure I could
Tell you the [Am] difference in Iraq and [F] Iran
[F]But I know Jesus and [C] I talk to God
And I [F] remember this from when I was [C] young
[F]Faith, hope and love are some [C] good things He gave us
[Am]And the greatest is [F] love
Verse:
(Same Chords as above throughout)
Where were you when the world stop turning on that September day
Teaching a class full of innocent children
Or driving down some cold interstate
Did you feel guilty 'cause you're a survivor
In a crowded room did you feel alone
Did you call up your mother and tell her you loved her
Did you dust off that bible at home
Did you open your eyes, hope it never happened
And you close your eyes and not go to sleep
Did you notice the sunset the first time in ages
Or speak to some stranger on the street
Did you lay down at night and think of tomorrow
Go out and buy you a gun
Did you turn off that violent old movie you're watchin'
And turn on "I Love Lucy" reruns
Did you go to a church and hold hands with some strangers
Stand in line and give your own blood
Did you just stay home and cling tight to your family
Thank God you had somebody to love
Repeat Chorus 2X
And the greatest is love 3X
Where were you when the world stop turning on that September day-----


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