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Who You’d Be Today

My cranky back afforded me the opportunity to spend some time in front of the TV last night. More specifically, I got some quality viewing of CMT (Country Music Television). They premiered a new video last night for Kenny Chesney’s new song called “Who You’d Be Today”. Folks, if you have not seen it or heard it yet, it’s one of those songs that really moves the emotions. The video does a great job of putting his words to music by showing a young couple, images from September 11th and the war in Iraq.

I bet each of us can list the names of people we knew that died all to soon. This song was a reminder to me of some of those people and their memories. I am posting the lyrics to the song below. Keep an eye or ear out for the video or song so you can experience it for yourself. This post is dedicated to the memory of all of those people we have lost all to soon.


Who You’d Be Today – Kenny Chesney

Sunny days seem to hurt the most
Wear the pain like a heavy coat
I feel you everywhere I go
See your smile, I see your face
I hear you laughing in the rain
Still can’t believe your gone

It ain’t fair you died to young
Like a story that had just begun
But death tore the pages all away
God knows how I miss you
All that I’ve been through
Just knowing, no one could take your place
Sometimes I wonder, who you’d be today

Would you see the world
Would you chase your dreams
Settle down with a family
I wonder what would you name your babies
Someday’s the sky’s so blue
I feel like I can talk to you
And I know it might sound crazy

Sunny days seem to hurt the most
I wear the pain like a heavy coat
The only thing that gives me hope
Is I know, I’ll see you again someday

Someday, someday


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Comments · 16

  • Anonymous · January 26, 2006

    I lost my oldest son july 11,2004
    from a heart attack.. i just heard
    the song and i cried but it said
    all that i was feeling.. thank you
    so much for this song

  • Shauna · January 26, 2006

    the first time i heard this song i was the way to noe of my best friends funeral. we had been friends since we were born. she was only 14 and died in a car accident.she was way too young. nothing has been the same without her. i love her so much.

  • Rachel · January 26, 2006

    When I hear this song, I think of a girl I knew in HS. She was 4 years younger than me. She died at the young age of 13. It has been almost 10 years since she died. I think of her parents who buried both children within a year.

  • Melissa · January 26, 2006

    This song hits too close to home. I lost my best friend 3 years ago. I have been best friends with her since kindergarten. She was buried on her 2nd wedding anniversary. I also lost some friends from hosue fires. They were all firefighters. So this song makes me think of what there lives would have been today. They were all great people and I will never forget them.

  • Mary · January 26, 2006

    I’m listening and crying over this song right now. I lost my beautiful 15 year old son, Brad to cancer last year. He was the number one Chicago White Sox fan. I’m having such a bittersweet day today. Thank you for such a touching song.

  • Melanie · January 26, 2006

    I heard this song for the first time today. I came home immediately to google the lyrics and your page is the first link that came up. Thank you for posting them, they are so heartwrenching yet beautiful. They make me think of my beautiful mother who died when she was only 30 years old of malignant melanoma. I was 10 years old at the time and even though I am 29 now I am still affected in so many ways by her death and I miss her each and every day. Sunny days do seem to hurt the most and the only thing that gives me hope
    Is to know that I’ll see her again someday.

  • Sharon Gault · January 26, 2006

    I was in the car one day when I first heard this song. When I heard the lyrics I started to cry because it made me think of my son who died a few years ago. He was only 22 and his life had just begun. This song was the exact words that I had said so many times before but to myself. I always wondered what he would be like today had he not died so young. Thanks for letting me share. Sincerly Sharon

  • Melanie · January 26, 2006

    I heard the song and thought of my friend who lost her 16 year old daughter in a car accident. She was with her at the time.
    I think of my friends who have lost babies and I often wonder what they would be like the lives that they could have touched, yet their very death has made me realize how precious life is. So in a way they have touched my life. Unseen in the physical, but much alive in the spiritual. Blessings.

  • Aaron Conrad · January 26, 2006

    Should you return to the site, I hope you find this response to your comment above. There are often times when I consider shutting this whole blog down for lack of time. But something keeps me going and posting. Reading a comment like this makes it all worth while. Thank you for your kind words. My prayers are with your brother and your family. Thank you once again.

  • Anonymous · January 26, 2006

    I was searching to find the lyrics to this awesome new song by Kenny Chesney. You see, my brother lost his newborn daughter 20 years ago. I wanted to somehow print the lyrics and send them to my brother; something to honor her memory. I often wonder what her life would have been like, who would she look like, etc. Anyway, in my search, your blog was my first choice. I have no idea who you are but I thank God for quiding me here!

  • Johnny · February 28, 2007

    I am 13 and I just lost a little brother who wasnt born yet so he was young. every night when I pray I ask God why did it happen to him, and I ask him to bring him back even though I know he cant. these words are what I ask my brother every night. rest in peace Samuel James

  • Aaron · February 28, 2007


    My friend, thank you for stopping by my blog. I am so sorry to hear about your young brother. Although you are only 13, the fact that you pray and speak to God makes you wise beyond your years. Although we don’t understand the plan of God in times like this, he knows the number of our days. They are perfect, as is his plan for all of our lives. When we lose those close to us, it doesn’t feel like God knows what he is doing. But one day, when we are all home, we will understand his plan. Always remember that God is God and we are not. Keep your eyes on him my friend. God bless you.

  • Brittany · March 3, 2007

    The first time I heard this song I was sad for some reason and this song was on CMT and I cried for a couple hours because I had the feeling to cry. I want to thank Kenny Chesney for singing this song. I will never forget that day when I heard this song. If haven’t heard this song you need to hear it and watch the music video. Some one in my family died yound and this song made me think of her. May God bless you and be with you through the rest of your life. May God keep you safe.

  • Felicia · October 19, 2007

    Thank you for posting this song. It was played at the funeral of a really good friend of mine today. His father said this is exactly what he was feeling. He was only 18 and was way too young to die. I don’t know if I or anyone else that was touched by this amazing young man will ever be able to fill in the hole he left but as this song says I know I will see him again and I can’t wait for that day. These words have been ringing in my mind all day and I think they will ring in my heart for the rest of my life. Thank you

  • kristine · December 3, 2007

    I remember the first time i heard this song on cmt. I was at my dads house. My little brother died when he was 6 weeks old from sids. SUDDEN INFANT DEATH SYNDROME. This happens when the baby stops breathing on its own and theres no explanation. Even though my brother was older then me and i never got to meet him, i think about what would life be like if he were here. i cried when i heard this song and my dad takes it very hard even though it happened over 20 years ago. now i am 5 months pregnant and im hoping to have a little boy so i can name him after my brother. My dad said it would mean so much to him if i did this. Thank you so much kenny chesney for singing this song and not just for me but for everyone out there who share the same thoughts as me. Thank you so much… in LOVING MEMORY KEVIN MICHAEL.

  • Clarissa · January 15, 2008

    ~When i first heard this i wanted to turn it off but something wouldnt let me …My sis lost her baby boy at age 0, she gave birth to a dead baby and it was hard on all of us. This song is just so perfect for the way i be feeling some dayys so thank you. I love you Davian may you R.I.p!!~

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