James Otto

The Ball

James Otto

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The Ball

	  		     F                                     C/E 
If I hadn't dropped the ball, I would have took it all the way, 
    Dm                   Bb 
Homecoming' '89 with ten seconds left to play. 
        F                                       C/E 
We were drivin' toward the goal line, they were screamin' in the stands, 
          Dm                          Bb 
I had the chance to be a hero, but it slipped right through my hands. 
                 C/E          
There would have been a big pep rally, 
     Dm                 C/E           Bb   F/A 
They would have hung my jersey on the wall.... 
Gm     C                  F 
  If I hadn't dropped the ball. 
 
 
 
     F                                    C/E 
Well me and Cyndi Miller were supposed to meet after the game, 
  Dm                       Bb 
I waited by the bleachers, but she never came. 
          F                          C/E 
I found a note on my windshield underneath the wiper blade, 
      Dm                                  Bb 
With 'Goodbye' bleeding through it in the cold October rain. 
            C/E  
We probably would have gotten married, 
            Dm               C/E             Bb     F/A 
And those recruiters in from Bama would have called.... 
Gm     C                  F 
  If I hadn't dropped the ball. 
 
 
 
        Bb 
My life would have been so different if in that answer, 
                          F       F/A 
Things had gone the way I planned. 
        Bb                                Dm 
But the fact is that they didn't, and the hand I wound up gettin' 
   Gm                             C 
Is something that I'll never understand. 
 
 
 
  F                            C/E 
I ran away that Summer, took a job out on the coast. 
           Dm                              Bb 
And that's where I met your momma, and the rest I guess you know. 
     F                             C/E 
If I had the chance to go back and score that last touchdown, 
     Dm                                Bb 
Well son, I wouldn't do it, 'cause you wouldn't be here now. 
      C/E  
And I wouldn't be your hero, 
           Dm           C/E                F    F/A 
I wouldn't be around to catch you when you fall.... 
Gm     C                  F 
  If I hadn't dropped the ball. 
 
 
 
        Bb 
My life would have been so different if in that answer, 
                          F       F/A 
Things had gone the way I planned. 
        Bb                                Dm 
But the fact is that they didn't, and the hand I wound up gettin' 
       Gm                          C 
Is the one that God intended me to have. 
 
 
 
     Bb           F/A         Gm 
No I wouldn't the man I am at all, 
     C                  F 
If I hadn't dropped the ball.
		  

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