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Lyric Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 03:46 PM
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He Didn't Have To Be
Great song :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iVFmHHxXCVg

He Didn't Have To Be - by Brad Paisley

When a single Mom goes out on a date with somebody new
It always winds up feeling more like a job interview
My Mama 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 a 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 something's missing
To a family
Looking 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 something more
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
It seems so strange to me
How we've gone from something's 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

Looking 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

Yeah, 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...


For all the stepfathers and adopted fathers out there :hug:
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