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He Didnt Have To Be-crd  Brad Paisley

[G]When a single mom goes out on a date with [C]somebody new
It al[D]ways winds up feeling more like a j[C]ob in[G]terview
My momma used to wonder if she'd e[C]ver meet someone
Who wouldn't [D]find out about me and then [C]turn around and [G]run…
[G]I met the man I call my dad when [C]I was five years old
He took my [D]mom out to a movie and for [C]once I got to [G]go
A few months later I remember l[C]ying there in bed
I over h[D]eard him pop the question and I p[C]rayed that she'd say [G]yes… And then,
[Am]All of a sudden Oh it s[D]eemed so strange to me
How we w[G]ent from something's missing to a f[C]amily
[Am]Looking back all I can say [D]about all the things he did for[Em] me
[Am]Is I hope I'm at least half the [D]dad that he didn't have to[G] be.
[G]I met the girl who's now my wife about [C]three years ago
We h[D]ad the perfect marriage, but we w[C]anted something m[G]ore
Now here I stand surrounded by our f[C]amily and friends
Crowded r[D]ound the nursery window as they b[C]ring the baby [G]in… And now,
[Am]All of a sudden Oh it s[D]eemed so strange to me
How we've g[G]one from something's missing to a f[C]amily
[Am]Looking through the glass I think a[D]bout the man
who's standing next to [Em]me
[Am]And I hope I'm at least half the d[D]ad that he didn't have to [G]be!
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