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"He Didn't Have To Be" Lyrics

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When a single mom goes out on a date with somebody new,
It always winds up feeling more like a job interview.
My momma used to wonder if she'd ever meet someone
Who 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 the movie, and for once I got to go.
A few months later, I remember lying 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 somthings missing to a family.
Looking back all I can say about all the things he did for me,
Is that I hope I'm at least half the dad 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 something more.
Now here I stand surrounded by our family and friends,
Crowded around the nursery window as they bring the baby in.

And now all of a sudden, oh it seems so strange to me.
How we'd gone from somthings missing to a family.
Looking through the glass,
I think about the man that's standing next to me,
And I hope I'm at least half the dad that he didn't have to be

And looking back all I can say about all the things he did for me
Is I hope I'm at least half the dad he didn't have to be

Yeah, I hope I'm at least half the dad he didn't have to be

Because he didn't have to be

You know he didn't have to be
  • submitted by tas
  • corrected by ~*~ Whitney ~*~
  • written by Lovelace, Kelley/paisley, Brad /
  • copyright with Lyrics © Emi Music Publishing

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     ANRON says:
    Like 024-01-2006 17:51
     
    this song makes me cry every time i hear it
     Chrissy47 says:
    Like 008-09-2005 04:38
     
    What do ya mean are there really men like that????
     amy2266 says:
    Like 019-08-2005 02:15
     
    why do you people have to be mean???


    anyways...i've only heard this song once...and...are there really men like that?
     Cheater138 says:
    Like 017-08-2005 02:22
     
    Ohh.. be nice Gabe.

    Anyways.. this is one of my husbands favorite songs, mostly because his best friends father was more of a father to him than his own dad was. He died a few months ago and ever since then (and before) this song just seemed to have a special meaning to him.
     Chrissy47 says:
    Like 017-08-2005 02:18
     
    What the hell is ur problem? You obviously don't see the meaning of this song.........if u don't like it....then why the hell even go to this song???? Ur pathetic
     Htd1 says:
    Like 012-08-2005 06:29
     
    i think you should stick with shutting the f*** up
     Chrissy47 says:
    Like 012-08-2005 06:28
     
    My friend,Lyndsey, has two sisters. One is her twin and the other, Jesse, is her older half sister. So when everyone was in the car and this song came on around Father's Day, Jesse said to her step-dad "I dedicate this song to you, dad."

    My step-dad is a pain in my butt!!!! I think i'll stick with my real dad!!!!