Unanswered Prayers
Performed By:  Garth Brooks
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Unanswered Prayers (Key of D, Duration 3:41 (live)/3:25 (kareoke arrangement))
Perf. Garth Brooks
Albums: Double Live

Written by Larry Bastian, Pat Alger and Garth Brooks
(c) 1989 Bait and Beer Music (adm. by PolyGram International Publishing Inc)
(ASCAP)/Forerunner Music, Inc (ASCAP)/Mid-Summer Music Inc (ASCAP)/Major Bob
Music Co. Inc (ASCAP).

(2.5 measure introduction)

Just the other night
At a hometown football game
My wife and I ran into
My old high school flame
And as I introduced them
The past came back to me
And I couldn't help but think of
The way things used to be.

She was the one that
I'd wanted for all times
And each night I'd spend prayin'
That God would make her mine
And if he'd only grant me
This wish I wished back then
I'd never ask for anything again.

Sometimes I thank God
A   G          A
For unanswered prayers
D                    Bm
Remember when you're talkin'
To the man upstairs
That just because he doesn't answer
Doesn't mean he don't care
        A               Bm
Some of God's greatest gifts
     A         D        A 
Are unanswered prayers.

She wasn't quite the angel
That I remembered in my dreams
And I could tell that time had changed me
In her eyes too it seemed
We tried to talk about the old days
There wasn't much we could recall
I guess the Lord
Knows what he's doin' after all.

And as she walked away
Well, I looked at my wife
And then and there
I thanked the Good Lord
For the gifts in my life.

Sometimes I thank God
For unanswered prayers
Remember when you're talkin'
To the man upstairs
That just because he may not answer
Doesn't mean he don't care
'Cause some of God's greatest gifts
Are unanswered
Some of God's greatest gifts
Are all to often unanswered
Some of God's greatest gifts
Are unanswered prayers.
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