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Brad Paisley - He Didn't Have To Be Lyrics

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TitleHe Didn't Have To Be
ArtistBrad Paisley
AlbumPlaylist: The Very Best Of Brad Paisley [2008], Track 6
Who Needs Pictures [Arista Nashville] [1999], Track 5
GenreCountry
Duration00:03:52
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Song lyrics
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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7 comments 

 Song comments
0 likes - like | 24-01-2006 17:51 ANRON 
ANRON
 
240 posts
this song makes me cry every time i hear it
0 likes - like | 08-09-2005 04:38 Chrissy47 
Chrissy47
 
37 posts
What do ya mean are there really men like that????
0 likes - like | 19-08-2005 02:15 amy2266 
amy2266
 
537 posts
why do you people have to be mean???


anyways...i've only heard this song once...and...are there really men like that?
0 likes - like | 17-08-2005 02:22 Cheater138 
Cheater138
 
27,388 posts
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.
0 likes - like | 17-08-2005 02:18 Chrissy47 
Chrissy47
 
37 posts
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
0 likes - like | 12-08-2005 06:29 Htd1 
Htd1
 
23,981 posts
i think you should stick with shutting the f*** up
0 likes - like | 12-08-2005 06:28 Chrissy47 
Chrissy47
 
37 posts
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!!!!