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Where Were You 9  Alan Jackson

[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 in L[C].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 f[C]ear for your neighbor
[Am]Or did you just sit down and c[F]ry

[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 d[C]oin' what they do
Did you [F]look up to heaven for so[C]me 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 not [C]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:

[C]Where were you when the world stop turning[G] on that September [C]day
[C]Teaching a class full of innocent children
Or [G]driving down some cold inters[C]tate
Did [F]you feel guilty 'cause y[C]ou're a survivor
In a [F]crowded room did you feel a[C]lone
Did you [F]call up your mother and [C]tell her you loved her
Did you [Am]dust off that bible at h[F]ome

[C]Did you open your eyes, hope it never happened
[G]And you close your eyes and not go to sl[C]eep
[C]Did you notice the sunset the first time in ages
[G]Or speak to some stranger on the s[C]treet
Did you [F]lay down at night and th[C]ink of tomorrow
[F]Go out and buy you a [C]gun
Did you [F]turn off that violent old [C]movie you're watchin'
[Am]And turn on "I Love Lucy" [F]reruns
[F]Did you go to a church and hold [C]hands with some strangers
[F]Stand in line and give your own [C]blood
Did you [F]just stay home and cling [C]tight to your family
[Am]Thank God you had somebody to lo[F]ve
Repeat Chorus 2X

[Am]And the greatest is [F]love  3X
[C]Where were you when the world stop turning [G]on that September [C]day-----

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