Where Were You 8

Alan Jackson

 A
 Where were you when the world stopped turning
 EA
 That September day
 A
 Out in the yard with your wife and children
 EA
 Working on some stage in L.A.
 D
Did you stand there in shock
 A
At the sight of that black smoke
 DA
 Rising against that blue sky
 DA
Did you shout out in anger in fear for your neighbor
 F#mDE
Or did you just sit down and cry        

 A
Did you weep for the children that lost their dear loved ones
 EA
 Pray for the ones who don't know 
 A
 Did you rejoice for the people who walked from the rubble
 EA
And sob for the ones left below
 DA
Did you burst out in pride for the red, white & blue
 DA
The heroes who died just doing what they do
 DA
Did you look up to heaven for some kind of answer
 F#mD
And look at yourself for what really matters

Chorus
 DA
 I'm just a singer of simple songs,
 DA
I'm not a real political man

 DA
I watch CNN but I'm not sure I can tell you
 F#mD
The difference in Iraq and Iran
 DA
But I know Jesus and I talk to God
 DA
And I remember this from when I was young
 DAE
 Faith, hope and love are some good things He gave us     
 D
And the greatest is love.

Verse 2
 A
 Where were you when the world stopped turning
 EA
That September day
 A
 Teaching a class full of innocent children
 EA
Driving down some cold interstate
 DA
Did you feel guilty because you're a survivor
 DA
In a crowded room did you feel alone
 DA
Did you call up your mother and tell her you love her
 F#mDE
Did you dust off that Bible at home       

 A
Did you open your eyes and hope it never happened
 EA
 Close your eyes and not go to sleep
 A
Did you notice the sunset for the first time in ages
 EA
Speak to some stranger on the street
 DA
Did you lay down at night and think of tomorrow
 DA
Go out and buy you a gun
 DA
Did you turn off that violent old movie you're watching

 F#mD
And turn on I Love Lucy reruns

 DA
Did you go to a Church and hold hands with some stranger
 DA
 Stand in line and give your own blood
 DA
Did you just stay home and cling tight to your family
 F#mD
Thank God you had somebody to love

(Repeat Chorus twice)
 DA
I'm just a singer of simple songs,
 DA
I'm not a real political man
 DA
I watch CNN but I'm not sure I can tell you
 F#mD
The difference in Iraq and Iran
 DA
But I know Jesus and I talk to God
 DA
And I remember this from when I was young

 DAE
 Faith, hope and love are some good things He gave us     
 D
And the greatest is love.

 DEAE
 The greatest is love          
 DEAE
 The greatest is love          
 A
Where were you when the world stopped turning
 EA
That September           day


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