He didnít have to be    (video)

 

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1. When a single mom goes out on a date with †††††††somebody new,

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††† it always winds up feeling more like a job interview.

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††† My momma used to wonder if she'd ever meet someone

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††† who wouldn't††††† find out about me and then turn around and run.

 

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2. I met the man I call my dad when I was 5 years old,

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††† he took my mom out to a movie and for once I got to go.

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††† A few months later I remember lying there in bed,

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††† I overheard him pop the question and I prayed that she'd say yes.

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And then†††††††††† all of a sudden, oh, it seemed so strange to me

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how we went from somethingís missing to a family.

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††† Looking back all I can say about all the things he did for me,

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

 

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3. I met the girl who's now my wife about three years ago,

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††† we had the perfect marriage, but we wanted something more.

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††† Now here I stand surrounded by our family and friends,

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††† crowded round the nursery window as they bring the baby in.

 

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And now†† ††††††††all of a sudden, oh, it seemed so strange to me

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how we've gone from somethings missing to a family.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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††† Looking through the glass I think about the man

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who's standing next to me,

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

 

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+†††† Looking back all I can say about all the things he did for me,

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

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††† I hope I'm at least half the dad that he didn't have to be.

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††† Because he didnít have to be,

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††† you know, he didn't have to be.

 

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(orig. = capo 2nd)††† (Brad Paisley)