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Brad Paisley - He Didn't Have To Be


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Song: He didn't have to be
Sung by: Brad Paisley
Album: Who needs pictures
Submitted by:  Eddie Garcia (string50@hotmail.com)

Capo on second fret.


G                                         C
When a single mom goes out on a date with somebody new
     D                                  C    G
It always winds up feeling more like a job interview
                                  C
My momma used to wonder if she'd ever meet someone
             D                          C               G
Who wouldn't find out about me and then turn around and run…
G                                C
I met the man I call my dad when I was five years old
           D                          C             G
He took my mom out to a movie and for once I got to go
                               C
A few months later I remember lying there in bed
        D                                C                    G
I over heard him pop the question and I prayed that she'd say yes… And then,

(chorus)
Am                     D
All of a sudden Oh it seemed so strange to me
        G                                  C
How we went from something's missing to a family
Am                         D                              Em
Looking back all I can say about all the things he did for me
Am                              D                         G
Is I hope I'm at least half the dad that he didn't have to be.
G                                      C
I met the girl who's now my wife about three years ago
    D                                C                G
We had the perfect marriage, but we wanted something more
                                    C
Now here I stand surrounded by our family and friends
         D                                C             G
Crowded round the nursery window as they bring the baby in… And now,

(chorus)
Am                     D
All of a sudden Oh it seemed so strange to me
           G                                  C
How we've gone from something's missing to a family
Am                                 D
Looking through the glass I think about the man
                       Em
who's standing next to me
Am                                D                         G
And I hope I'm at least half the dad that he didn't have to be!
Am



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