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Keni Thomas - Not Me


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Not Me
Keni Thomas


G  C  G  C

Verse 1
G
Noone raised their hand that day when they asked for volunteers.
C                                                   G
He got picked out by default; he was the only daddy there.
G
They said, "We know what you're thinkin': 'Choose someone else instead,'
         C                               D                     G
But this league was built on coaches who stood right there and said,

Chorus
 G     C     G    C                                            D
'Not me, not me.  No way with this job of mine.  I could never find the time.
    G C     G         C                                 D
Not me, not me.'  The world becomes a better place when someone stands and leads the way,
      C                   D                G      C
steps forward when they'd rather say, 'Not me.'"

Verse 2
G
The judge says, "You're the oldest, makes you the legal guardian.
    C                                                     G
I'm sorry how you lost your folks, but there's no next-of-kin."
    G
Two brothers and a sister, she knew how hard that it would be,
        C                                     D                G
but she softly said I'll raise 'em, while the voice inside her screamed,

Chorus
 G     C     G      C                                                   D
"Not me, not me!  I can't believe what's happening; this isn't how it's supposed to be!
    G C     G             C                                 D
Not me, not me!  But this world becomes a better place when someone stands and leads the way,
      C                   D                G
steps forward when they'd rather say, 'Not me.'"

Instrumental
G  C  G  D

Verse 3
NC        G
A young captain at attention, a star pinned on his chest.
C                                                 G
He recalls the battle while the final roll call's read.
     G
They were the finest soldiers; it was my privilege to lead.
C                             D                 G
They deserve the medals:  the men who died, not me.

Chorus
 G     C     G           C                                                  D
"Not me, not me.  I just did what I was called to do.  You'd do the same if it were you.
    G C     G             C                                 D
Not me, not me.  But this world becomes a better place when someone stands and leads the way,
      C                   D                G
steps forward when they'd rather say, 'Not me.'"

Tag
G           C                   D                G
Yeah, steps forward when they'd rather say, "Not me."
C                G   C      G     C
Mmmm hmmm... Not me.... Not me



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