Jackson, Alan - Had It Not Been You Lyrics




The girl's wouldn't look anything like they do
Can't imagine my life without dresses and shoes
Or never taking a sunset from a front porch swing
Or make any sense of the pleasure love brings
I'd been alone for sure
Had it not been you

I wouldn't reach for your arms
When my dreams don't come true
Never sit holding hands
On a crowded church pew
I wouldn't smile when my fingers run through your hair
Or laugh when we race to the top of the stairs
I'd get old for sure
Had it not been you

You know there are times
That I can't wait to pick up the phone
When you're callin'
And the three little voices
That always chime in right along
When we're talkin'

Oh I never would see through
eyes of truth
And my heart
would have overlooked
a view that some just talk of
and never find
In a lifetime

It's hard to describe
in just words how I feel
when I hold stand beside you
But I make it known
It's just time that I kill
When I'm alone and without you
I will love all through the night
If you love me
As long as I wake up each morning
I'll know I'm the only one around
For a lifetime

I'd never have taken in a sunset from the front porch swing
Or make any sense of the pleasure love brings
I'd been alone for sure
Had it not been you





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Jackson, Alan Had It Not Been You Comments
  1. Melanie Moore

    Love him ❤️

  2. brodieorr

    Alan Jackson's voice control, to be so crystal clear yet that essence of rugged haggardness is the epitome of a country singer. One of the few to get real close to the Possum in that regard.

  3. mattcanflyhigh

    Legend. The legend.

  4. Lamar E Foster

    Goes follow me

  5. Bear Barclay

    Just listen to that voice and the story he tells. How can you not listen with a connection to that? This is why country music alway comes back to it's roots of story telling and experience. I loved Allan Jackson from the start. Not a hard thing to do.

  6. zack Compton

    Is this a new song if it is when is the new album comeing out

  7. Jaqueline Bishop

    So love this 🎶 🎶 🎶

  8. J.A.

    HAD IT NOT BEEN YOU I WOULD HAVE NEVER KNOWN COUNTRY MUSIC HONEST AND TRUE FOR THIS ALAN I WANT TO SAY THANK YOU!!!💖

  9. j a m e s b l a n c o

    So sweet

  10. Mr-pensive

    only!!! if yer still with her eh lol ;-) mun with the one!!! hurry up !! LOL

    Veritas Aequitas

    I will definitely be praying for you..in my own prayers I pray for me..

  11. HEAVEN BOUND

    Allen...one of the all time greats. Thank you Allen for bringing back the "country" in country music!

  12. lim koon chwnuai

    This is what I called country at its best. Alan Jackson one of finest great singer of all time.

  13. REDNECK TIM

    Alan Jackson has never disappointed in him music. This is real country music, the music on the radio is crap compared to him

  14. Ronda Dunno

    Thank God for Alan Jackson! Now that's Country! This is the music I Love ! ❤💕

    Julie Holmes

    Ronda Dunno Amen to that..

  15. Diana Hayse

    That's a beautiful song about true love and family too. Love it.....it touches my ❤.

  16. Jarvis Young

    Wanna win a lady's heart ? Sing this song to her. Doesn't matter if you have a great voice or not.

  17. Vivian Ramage

    Once again Alan Jackson comes through for us "traditional" Country music lovers! Beautiful.

  18. Syrpaibiang Khonglam

    Soooo beautiful!!!!

  19. Eddie Thompson

    Seen him in a concert in Shreveport Louisiana for the first time and it was amazing... Glad I got to check that one off my bucket list... Because we don't get REAL COUNTRY MUSIC anymore on the radio.. so that is why I buy c.d. that way I can play what I want to...

  20. Marc Dion

    Always excited when a new Alan song comes up! The new generation of country don’t know what they missed with this legend. So glad I grew up on this country!

    Federico Floris

    agreed! It was way better growing up with Alan, Clay Walker, George Strait and Randy Travis than growing up on Jason Aldean. Lol

    Laura Nelson

    This song is over 10 years old! My friend Sidney Cox wrote this.

  21. Bridget Bowman

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  22. Nyl55 Jones

    A voice that never fails to see us. The songs that he writes.....

  23. Donna Marie Pszoniak

    Very Beautiful Love Song """ for his Beautiful wife Denise and his Daughters ""💘💘🎶🎶🎶

  24. James Smith

    He must of not listened to this cut before he released it. His voice starts out sounding old and worn down...his first words are unintelligible because of the deepness of his voice. Used to love Alan Jackson's songs and music. Some times these celebrities just keep hanging in there thinking they still got it when in truth time and age take their toll. He's at that age where retirement should be a bigger option than just going on and on and destroying all that good juice you once had. Okay I'm open for public criticism for what I just wrote.....take your best shot....

    Joseph Kleinsasser

    James Smith
    I think your mind is worn out not his voice

    Laura Nelson

    James Smith this song was on an album recorded over 13 years ago.

  25. Simple

    Time for country music to come back the lord is calling this world needs your music thank you soooo much god bless america god bless

  26. XxWraith24xX

    2:10 - 2:45
    I love that guitar!

  27. William Allman

    Only 37 replies in three days Unreal!!!!

    One of the best ever.... This new breed of so called country music I'm hearing today is pathetic for the most part, but I'm 50 and might just be old, or, I lack the wigger Gene. Good stuff 👍

  28. Bruce McClellan

    AJ just keeps gettin better and better.

  29. Maria Rosa Hinojosa

    Hermosa voz desde Argentina

  30. Lawrence Gardner

    This is country. Unfortunately not what's heard on radio anymore.

    Federico Floris

    yeah screw country radio. They're not going to play anything new by Alan just like they didn't play the latest singles by Clay Walker -and "Makes me Want to Stay" was freaking awesome. But they'll be overplaying that piece of garbage called Jason Aldean. That's how country radio is killing country music.

  31. mercy mallari

    This is so inspiring 😎😍😙❤😘🎶🎧thanks v for always bringing smile on my face love you always doux😎😘

  32. GO Hogs22

    What have I been doing this song isn’t on my play list

  33. dinalouise

    I wouldn't want any other

  34. Carolina R.

    Beautiful 👏🏻👏🏼👏🏽👏🏾👏🏻👏🏼👏🏽👏🏾👏🏻👏🏼👏🏽👏🏾👏🏻👏🏼👏🏽👏🏾👏🏻👏🏼👏🏽👏🏾👏🏻👏🏼👏🏽👏🏾👏🏻👏🏼👏🏽👏🏾👏🏻👏🏼👏🏽👏🏾👏🏻👏🏼👏🏽

  35. Carolina R.

    I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU ALAN JACKSON ❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️❣️

  36. Patricia Cauret

    Ah que cela fait plaisir d'entendre une nouvelle chanson d,alan j'espère qu'un nouvel album va suivre j'ai hâte j'adore c'est mon chanteur numéro un préfère de country vivement la suite c'est superbe

  37. Pamela Knowles

    Yes Sir only One Alan Jackson,,Brilliant,Singer,Songwriter Artist!!simply beautiful for his beautiful Denise!!!🎼🎤🎸🎶🎀❤❤💞

  38. Carolina R.

    😍😍🤠 BRAZIL LOVES ALAN JACKSON 💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕💕🌹💚🧡💚💚💚💗🇧🇷🇧🇷

  39. Irene Newberry

    Beautiful song! 🎶❤️🤠God Bless you and your wife!

  40. Rosalie McFarland

    This is true Alan Jackson. A beautiful voice filled with emotion. The words are so lovely and sung with perfection. Wow! is all I have to say.

  41. Deborah Warren

    Always has been my # 1 ♡

  42. Bouncy Country

    beautiful

  43. marty parrish

    All I can say is WOW!

  44. D Gee

    Excited about this

    D Gee

    @Lee Higginbotham well thats disappointing. Thanks for ruining my life lol

  45. Ozzy TheTerrible

    Backed up by an orchestra, almost brings to mind Led Zeppelin.

  46. Patricia Hartless

    Alan Jackson like this song. If it hadn't been for you. Thank You country for sharing it. Have a good evening.

  47. My3LovesJSA

    So beautiful ❤️

  48. Ruth Boykin

    Beautiful! Not unexpected from Alan Jackson! Thank yhou!

  49. Gretchen Snyder

    This man never disappoints me!!
    Real Country!!

  50. John Thompson

    I was listening to some of Allan Jackson songs during the week I was so happy when I got the notification for this song new I was going to hear another beautiful country song and I wasn't disappointed Absolutely beautiful song" just love his voice" pure country music at it's best "wish I'd being l listening to Allan jackson for a lot longer than I am going to listen to him a lot more here on country music channel Thanks so much for sharing all this amazing music🤠 love from Ireland keep it country

  51. Marryann Lamb

    Great song thanks.

  52. Melinda Pemberton

    Mitch I want to lovr you babe forever always love me always well I guess I will hear from you by the.morning if you still.love me you will cause I love you forever ajways love me always

  53. Emilio Vaquero Martin

    From Spain I love Alan J.

    Emilio Vaquero Martin

    Since 1989

    Federico Floris

    from Italy, I love him since 2012

    Jennifer Dijames

    I love his music one way or another. ALAN, I love you honey bunny.😊

  54. Teresa McClanahan

    Absolutely Love Alan Jackson & anything he sings! 🎶♥️🥰♥️🎶 Thanks so much for sharing, Love it!! 😍🤠

  55. Music Planet

    Alan Jackson always delivers some quality music. We need a world with more Alan, George Strait, Clay Walker, Chris Stapleton and a lot less Jason Aldean and Kane Brown.

    GO Hogs22

    Music Planet we need another randy Travis to

    Federico Floris

    @GO Hogs22 But Randy can't release music anymore 😕😓

    Carolina R.

    @Federico Floris 😔❤️💚🇧🇷

    Carolina R.

    @GO Hogs22 God bless Country Music 👏🏼👏🏽👏🏿👏🏼 God bless Randy Travis 🌹🌻🌻🌹🌹🌹🌻🌻🌻🌻🌹🌹🌹

    Anna Beck!!!!

    So true. I’m 14 and I hate new country. I don’t know what to do about it though. I can only imagine how bad it will keep getting. So many amazing artists are making REAL country, but it doesn’t get played on the radio.

  56. Nathaniel Mills

    OMG THANK YOU

  57. Country Music Channel: Blue River

    The girls wouldn't look anything like they do
    Can't imagine my life without dresses and shoes
    Or never taking a sunset from a front porch swing
    Or make any sense of the pleasure love brings
    I'd been alone for sure
    Had it not been you

    I wouldn't reach for your arms
    When my dreams don't come true
    Never sit holding hands
    On a crowded church pew
    I wouldn't smile when my fingers run through your hair
    Or laugh when we race to the top of the stairs
    I'd get old for sure
    Had it not been you

    You know there are times
    That I can't wait to pick up the phone
    When you're callin'
    And the three little voices
    That always chime in right along
    When we're talkin'

    Oh I never would see through
    eyes of truth
    And my heart
    would have overlooked
    a view that some just talk of
    and never find
    In a lifetime

    It's hard to describe
    in just words how I feel
    when I hold stand beside you
    But I make it known
    It's just time that I kill
    When I'm alone and without you
    I will love all through the night
    If you love me
    As long as I wake up each morning
    I'll know I'm the only one around
    For a lifetime

    I'd never have taken in a sunset from the front porch swing
    Or make any sense of the pleasure love brings
    I'd been alone for sure
    Had it not been you

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