Just Wondering Why

(C,*C T120 R002 3:27 Range:?-L?-H?) 2003 Michael Thomas (06/29/03, v6 09/17/04)
(Inspired by Son's accident & Dad's Alzhiemer)

Intro: (C - 2 bar)
Verse 1 (16 bars)

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- When my son was almost four, he found a pocket knife on the floor
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The emergency doc said with a sigh, pray he won't loose his eye.
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Even though it's been many years, I can still feel those tears
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When I held my son's little hand, trying to understand.

Chorus (18 bars)

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- Just wondering why,  Just wondering why
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Lord I know you are here, and I know that you care
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- I'm down on my knees,  Lord show me please
        7b         . 4                1   .  .
or I'll always be, ... just wondering why. (2x to Bridge)

Verse 2 (16 bars)
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- When my dad was 60 years old, his memory began to fold
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It just did not seem fair, my dad's mind wasn't there
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There was nothing I could do, the doctors tried - everything they knew
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I searched for a reason why, as time went by.

Bridge (9 bars) 

1                          7b     .                      1      
. Lord, I know some things happen,  because it's in your plan
.             7b               .                        4           5     
 Sometimes we pay for our sins,  or we are at the mercy of nature's hand.
(To Chorus)

(Rhyme: V:AA,BB,CC,DD C:A,BB,CC,D, B: A,A)