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Transcribed by: asf0@comcast.net  Alice Franceschini
Date: August 14, 2002
Album: Tammy Cochran
Written by:

             LIFE HAPPENED   Tammy Cochran

           A                             Bm
From the time she was thirteen  Julie Thompson had a dream
       A                 E                D    
That some day she would see her name in lights
            A                          Bm 
And after every high school play The grown ups all would say
       A              E               D
That Julie's future sure is looking bright
       F#m              C#m          D                A   
Well I saw her selling videos at a store in Eastland Mall
       F#m                C#m        D              A 
I said why aren't you in Hollywood taking casting calls
     Bm                                E  
She handed me my change and started laughing and said
 D      A       
Life happened. 
 D              E             A   
Me and Bobby Chapman fell in love
        D                     E
Daddy passed away and the babies came
       F#m                     B
And drama school was just too much
             Bm                         E
Now there's little league and mouths to feed
        D                                 E
And I direct the kindergarten Christmas pageant
 D      A        E
Life Happened
 A                             Bm    
Curtis had an old Chevelle The cops knew that car well
           A              E            D  
He never lost a race on Windy Hollow Road
By the time he turned eighteen 
He was the Georgia dirt track king
         A                E         D 
Proudly spondered by the local Texa-co
   F#m                  C#m                 D            A
I bumped in to him at Murphy's bar and he ordered us a round
       F#m                 C#m          D           A
I said why aren't you in Rockingham Chasing Gordon Down
     Bm                                   E
He killed his drink and tore the corners off his napkin
          D       A 
And said Life happened
        D                  E             A   
I was driving home from Athens late one night
           D                        E
A trucker fell asleep and swapped paint with me
        F#m                            B 
Said I rolled that van at least five times
       Bm                             E   
Now I thank my stars and I sell used cars
        D                                  E
And I teach driver's education at Saint Catherine's
     D     A
Yea Life Happened
            D                             (D)
I saw the rest of my old friends at our reunion at the Holiday Inn
     A                 E           A 
It seemed like it was only yester-day
Standing in the gym in our cap and gown
For the wander lust and glory bound
    Bm                                         D
Who set out to chase our dreams on wings of passion
       Bm                       E
But somewhere along the way we got distracted
 D     A
Life happened
       D                  E                 A
The clothes went out of fashion with our songs
               D                E
We started families and bought SUVs
F#m                    B  
Became step dads and soccer moms
             Bm               E  
I finally realized we turned out alright
         D                                    E
And we spent the night just catching up and dancing
      D     A
And Life Happened


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