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He Didn't Have To Be

Features of This Track

country roots
a subtle use of vocal harmony
acoustic rhythm piano
intricate melodic phrasing
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
major key tonality
a good dose of acoustic guitar pickin'
a dynamic male vocalist
slide guitars
acoustic rhythm guitars
solo strings

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This song is perfect for me and my step dad he has been so much more of a father to me then my own dad has . he came into my life when I was 9 and I'm very grateful for him
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dolphiness63 8
my son totutally screwed up his singing on that song
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I wish this song didn't make grown men cry. I don't even have a step-dad!
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LOVE THIS SONG!~
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AWWW SO INCREDIBLY BEAUTIFUL!!! LOVE IT!!! ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
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Love this song!!
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Thank god for step dad's most of the time they are a blessing for me
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clubumad
Wow nice song!
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ilove this song!
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Me to
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I dedicate this to my husband euerytime it comes on. I was a single mom of a 2 year old when we met, all the guys before him always lifted when they met my son or I told them about him but my hubby he took him in and loves him as if he was/ is his biological father. Then & there I knew he was the one God had made for Me. Eight years and going strong!!��
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gina31885
Major tear jerker!! Damn u Brad lol
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Love this song
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That is a great song
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This is a beautiful song
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Get song feeling that way with the person I'm seeing know
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1531878211
Who cares!!!
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Thanks Bubba for bein the friend you didnt have to be. If ya wanna know how he died, you can read it on my profile
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johanna.gree n f i e l d
I love this song. Thank you Luke, for being the stepdad that you didn't have to be..
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This is my fear I wish I didn't have to lose my husband and I wouldn't have to worry about men turning away :'( I miss him so much #SiempreArma d o
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sammikl
I love this song it reminds us all to be thankful for our loved ones :) :) :)
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Love this song ♥
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This song hits home hard...not for my step dad but for my son. My so has been here since he was 2 months old and now he's five he makes an amazing daddy....i fall in love with him every day because of it
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this is my favorite song ever. it is so much like my life. parents divorced and my step dad is like my real dad I love him so much and I would never trade him.
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linedancer71 8 1
I love this song. I cry every time I hear it. My husband raised my son and he didn't have to. Thank god for men like that
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Hits so close to home for me, my first dad wasn't the best one.
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collin3230
Brad paisley is sooooo good
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Amazes me that they don't say anything about his dad in the biogaphy.
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makes me tear up every time
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My mom left my real dad when she was pregnant with me and then the dad that raised me didnt have to but he choose to! I love you daddy and I miss you always. RIP
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I love this song
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I really love this song very much.
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Luv this....than k God for guys like this!
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this song means slot to me, my boyfriend is a father to my 2 boys & he didn't have to be.
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I loved this song snce the frist time
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Love this song!..somet h i n g to dream about.
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Woooonderful song!!!!!-I think Ima cry!!!!
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Love the video that goes with this great song!
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Great song!!
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I love this song. I just hope I can find someone that will treat my daughter as his own.
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This is my son his step dad he was there from birth on .My son real father left when I was pregnant. Never want him but my husband has been more than I ever could ask for love u baby
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tracyraeann6 4
This song makes me think of my dad, it makes me want to cry
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glorybound23 8
Perfect for a father daughter dance
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I love this song ! <3
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love this song .
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amy.lemont
Wonderful song!! That has such a great meaning I love it!
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Beautiful song and I agree, every single woman, as well as most single men with children also...As both woman & men want nothing but best role models & step dad & mom for their kids.... To find such, in addition to a great love, i.e., man, woman or luv of ones life ~~ would be, in my opinion, a blessing from the skies and a miracle!! Luv you baby.......f o r when I meet and find him....
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'Minds me of my Dad. See ya in heaven, Dad
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WHAT THE SONG SAYS HAPPEND TO ME
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ballofgoofne s s
Such a wonderful song. My dad had two kids when my mom married him; kind of a reverse of this song. Such an incredible mother.
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