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Hello everyone, the following lyrics and chords are for the new song, (Outside) My Own Little World, by Matthew West. This song is a great song that is challenging us to step outside of our “Own Little Worlds”, and be the hands and feet of Jesus.

Song: (Outside) My Own Little World

By: Matthew West


INTRO: Em-C-G (x2)

Verse 1
Em                        C             G 
In my own little world it hardly ever rains
 Em                   C              G 
I’ve never gone hungry, always felt safe
 Em                           C               G 
I got some money in my pocket shoes on my feet
 Em                      G          C 
In my own little world population me
 Em                             C                 G 
I try to stay awake through the Sunday morning church
 Em                                 C                  G
 I throw a twenty in the plate but I never give ’til it hurts
 Em                            C                   G 
And I turn off the news when I don’t like what I see
 Em                        G           C 
It’s easy to do when it’s population me 


Chorus 1
D                     G         C
 What if there’s a bigger picture
 C               G        D 
What if I’m missing out
 D                        G          C
 What if there’s a greater purpose
 C                 G       C   G   D
 I could be living right now
 D                       C   G   D
 Outside my own little world
Verse 2 

(Em)                     (C)               G 
Stopped at the red light, looked out my window
 Em                       C                        G 
I saw a cardboard sign said “Help this homeless widow”
 Em                           C         G 
Just above that sign was the face of a human
 Em                                G                C 
I thought to myself, “God, what have I been doing?”
 Em                                    C             G 
So I rolled down my window and I looked her in the eye
 Em                         C             G 
Oh how many times have I just passed her by
 Em                           C            G 
I gave her some money then I drove on through
 Em                               G           C 
In my own little world there’s population two

G   C           G    D
Oh O Ohhhhh,  Oh O Ohhhhh
G      C               
Oh O Ohhhhhhhhh  

Verse 3
Em                        C            G
Father break my heart for what breaks Yours
 Em                     C     G
Give me open hands and open doors
 Em                            C      G
Put Your light in my eyes and let me see
 Em                             G         C
That my own little world is not about me

Chorus 2
D                    G            C 
What if there’s a bigger picture
 C                G         D 
What if I’m missing out
 D                        G          C 
What if there’s a greater purpose
 C                     G         D 
That I could be living right now
 D                    G         C 
I don’t wanna miss what matters
 C                G          D 
I wanna be reaching out
 D                       G          C 
Show me the greater purpose
C                     G        C   G   D 
So I can start living right now.
D                        C   G   D
Outside my own little world, 
D                C   G   D 
My own little world
D                C   G   D 
My own little world

I hope you enjoy the song! We really need to live outside our own little worlds and notice the bigger picture. Look for My Own Little World from YouTube on the right sidebar so you can play along with it. (Thanks Anna for bringing this song to my attention and getting me a great head start on the chords and layout!)

In God’s Love and Grace,

(Outside) My Own Little World - Matthew West - Chords - Lyrics - Tabs

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  • Patrick November 17, 2010, 10:02 pm

    It’s great to see a Christian using today’s media to reach even more people. this is a great song, and i was wondering if you could do “Only You can save” by Chris Sligh as well.

  • tori November 1, 2010, 2:21 pm

    you have made a big influenece in my life i can relate to all your songs. never stop you will and are influencing so many other people too….! and some day i am going to write songs too…

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