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Transcribed by: asf0@comcast.net  Alice Franceschini
Date:  April 15, 1998
Album: I Will Stand
Written by: Shaye Smith\Mark Alan Springer
Note: Thanks to Lluis Sala for the album and writer's info.

    THAT'S WHY I'M HERE    Kenny Chesney

B  E             A                   
   I ain't had nothing to drink 
B                       E
I knew that's probably what you'd think
A            B                 E   
If I dropped by this time of night
E         A            B                E
Remember way back when I promised I'd drop in 
A              B                  E
One of those meetings down at the Y
A                            B
They started talking about steps you take
Mistakes you make the hearts you break
          A                       B
And the price you pay I almost walked away
A                           B                E 
You could hear a pin drop when this old man stood up
and said I'm gonna say it again
        A                                  B  
Like I do every week for those who don't know me

E                 A
It's the simple things in life
          B                  E   
Like the kids at home and loving wife
          A                      B 
That you miss the most when you lose control
         A                 B 
When everything you love starts to disappear
The devil takes your hand and say don't fear
        A               B    
Have another shot just one more beer
                  A      B             E
Yeah, I've been there, that's why I'm here
                            A          B              E
ENDING:  Yeah, I've been there.......that's why I'm here

B    E         A
    Some boy stood up in the aisle 
 B                        E
Said he's been living a life of denial
         A           B                      E        
And he cried as he talked about his wasted years
              A                  B              E
I couldn't believe what I heard It was my life word for word
A                        B
All of a sudden it was clear

go to chorus
A                               B
I know for us it might be too late
But it would mean the world to me 
If you were there when I stand and say

go to chorus with ending