Looking for a Southern Gospel Song - I used to have to help my dad

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Looking for a Southern Gospel Song - I used to have to help my dad

Post by dcc0021 » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:18 am

Several years ago (maybe upwards of 7-8 at this point) there was a radio station in my area (96.5 Alive FM in South MS) that commonly played the song I am looking for. It had lyrics along the lines of "I used to have to help my dad, wash his car and cut the grass; It take all day and I hated that...." It continued on with the theme of this man remembering all the things he used to "have" to do and how looking back he is grateful he has the continued ability to now be able to do these things. Unfortunately, I wouldn't have a clue who sang it, or even a year in which it came out, but I would be truly grateful if anyone has any idea what this song might be as Google doesn't really seem to have a clue. Thank You for your time and God Bless.
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Re: Looking for a Southern Gospel Song

Post by songinmyheart » Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:17 pm

Hi dcc0021

I think the song you are looking for is I GET TO

They used to make me go to church, clip on tie, starch a shirt.
I never heard the preacher's words all slouched down in that pew.
These days going to church is something I don't have to do, I get to.
I used to have to hang with Dad, wash his car, and cut the grass,
it took all day and I hated that. Till his heart attack last June.
These days helping dad is something I don't have to do, I get to.
I, I get to.

I get to wake up early an I get to go to work.
I get to make an honest living and put my hands down in the dirt.
I get to hear grandma complain about all her little aches and pains.
I get to rock my baby girl to sleep; spend my weekends coaching little league.
There's a lot of things I don't have to do. I get to. Yes I do.

I used to have to say those words, you always seemed to say them first,
I dreamt one night you left this earth and I woke up and reached for you.
Now I realize I don't have to say "I Love You." I get to.
Oh baby, I get to.
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