Eric Church Shares Powerfully Stark “Why Not Me” Lyric Video

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Country music artist Eric Church has channeled his pain and grief over the Las Vegas mass shooting into an emotional song titled "Why Not Me." Watch the lyric video here.

Country music star Eric Church penned “Why Not Me” as a tribute to those killed and injured during the Las Vegas mass shooting which took place during the Route 91 Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 1st.

The North Carolina native had performed his headlining set at the jam-packed festival on Friday, September 29th. The emotional star debuted “Why Not Me” during his Grand Ole Opry performance last Wednesday and explained that the song was inspired by concertgoer Sonny Melton, who died shielding his wife from gunfire.

“That night, something broke in me, on Sunday when that happened. And the only way I’ve ever fixed anything that’s been broken in me is with music. So I wrote a song,” Eric shared with the Opry audience before debuting the tune.

The “Why Not Me” lyric video is simple and understated— white lettering on a black background. Check it out below.

“Why Not Me” Lyrics

Why you with your long brown hair flowing
And you with your fresh tattooed skin
And you from the Western Virginia
That you’ll never get to see again
As darkness descended the desert
And a bad actor starred in his play
Why you from Tennessee did life capture
And me from Tennessee get away

And when the morning sun hit the mountain
And a glorious still calmed the breeze
I asked the God of all knowing wisdom
Why you and why not me?

Yeah the lord is my refuge and fortress
My God with whom I trust
But I’ll never know why the wicked
Gets to prey on the best of us
Why you full of life and promise
At the top of your lungs so loud
My songs that you sang so sweetly will ring
In my ears forever now

And when the morning sun hits the mountain
And a glorious still calms the breeze
I’ll ask the God of infinite wisdom
Why you and why not me?

And every morning when the sun hits the mountain
And a glorious still calms the breeze
I’ll ask the God of my salvation
Why you and why not me?
Why you and why not me?

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