Where were you when the world stopped turning    (video)

 

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1.     Where were you when the world stopped turning

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    on that September day ?

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    Out in the yard with your wife and children,

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    or working on some stage in L.A. ?

                    F                                         C

    Did you stand there in shock at the sight of that black smoke

     F                                    C

    rising against that blue sky ?

                      F                                 C

    Did you shout out in anger and fear for your neighbor,

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    or did you just sit down and cry.

 

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2. Did you weep for the children who lost their dear loved ones,

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    pray for the ones who don't know.

                                                           

    Did you rejoice for the people who walked from the rubble,

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    and sob for the ones left below ?

                   F                                          C

    Did you burst out with pride for the red, white and blue,

                   F                                 C

    and the heroes who died just doin' what they do ?

                   F                                   C

    Did you look up to Heaven for some kind of answer,

           Am                              F                               ~

    and look at yourself and what really matters.

 

F                                  C                                      - F                        C

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

             F                     C                                       Am                                F

I watch CNN, but I'm not sure I can tell you the difference in Iraq and Iran.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      F                           C

But I know Jesus and I talk to God,

                F                                               C

and I remember this from when I was young,

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Faith, hope and love are some good things he gave us,

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    and the greatest is love.

 

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3.       Where were you when the world stopped turning

G                                  C

    on that September day ?

                                        

    Teaching a class full of innocent children,

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    or driving down some cold interstate ?

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    Did you feel guilty 'cause you’re a survivor ?

              F                                           C

    In a crowded room did you feel alone ?

                   F                                     C

    Did you call up your Mother and tell her you loved her ?

                   Am                              F            - G

     Did you dust off that Bible at home ?

 

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4. Did you open your eyes and hope it never happened,

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    close your eyes and not go to sleep ?

 

    Did you notice the sunset the first time in ages,

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    or speak to some stranger on the street ?

                  F                               C

    Did you lay down at night to think of tomorrow,

     F                                  C

    go out and buy you a gun ?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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    Did you turn off that violent old movie you were watching,

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    and turn on “I Love Lucy” reruns ?

                   F                                      C

    Did you go to a church and hold hands with some strangers,

      F                                                   C

    stand in line and give your own blood ?

                  F                                       C

    Did you just stay home and cling tight to your family,

               Am                                        F          - G

    thank God you had somebody to love ?

 

F                                    C                                      - F                        C

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

             F                     C                                       Am                                 F

I watch CNN, but I'm not sure I can tell you the difference in Iraq and Iran.

      F                           C

But I know Jesus and I talk to God,

                F                                               C

and I remember this from when I was young,

  F                                                  C

Faith, hope and love are some good things he gave us,

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    and the greatest is love.

 

 

+ repeat Chorus + And the greatest is love. And the greatest is love.

 

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    Where were you when the world stopped turning

G                                   C

    on that September day ?            (Alan Jackson)