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He Didn't Have To Be

In the style of

Brad Paisley

Lyrics

when a single mom
goes out on a date
with somebody new

it always winds up
feelin' more like
a job interview
my mama used to
wonder if she'd
ever meet someone

that wouldn't
find out about me
and then turn
around and run

i met the man
i call my dad when
i was five years old
he took my mom
out to a movie
and for once
i got to go

a few months later
i remember lyin'
there in bed
i overheard him
pop the question
and i prayed that
she'd say yes

and then
all of a sudden
oh it seemed so
strange to me
how we went from
somethin's missin'
to a family

lookin' back
all i can say about
all the things
he did for me
is i hope i'm at least
half the dad
that he didn't
have to be

i met the girl that's
now my wife about
three years ago
we had the perfect
marriage but
we wanted
somethin' more

and now here i stand
surrounded by our
family and friends
crowded 'round
the nursery
window as they
bring the baby in

and now all of
a sudden oh
it seems so
strange to me
how we've gone from
somethin's missin'
to a family

lookin' through
the glass i think
about the man
that's standin'
next to me

and i hope
i'm at least
half the dad
that he didn't
have to be

lookin' back
all i can say about
all the things
he did for me

is i hope i'm at least
half the dad
that he didn't
have to be

because he didn't
have to be
you know he didn't
have to be

Details

  • Duration : 4:05
  • Key : A
  • Genre : Country
  • Year released : 1999
  • Language : English

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