He Didn’t Have To Be – Brad Paisley

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


Lyric He Didn’t Have To Be – Brad Paisley