You Had to Be There Song Lyrics

Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw Southern Voice cover art
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He sat down, picked up the phone
And said, "Boy, I'm your old man"
He touched the glass between the two
As if to shake his hand

The boy, he didn't budge
Not even so much as a blink
The man said, "Oh, come on
Better late than never, don't you think?"

He said, "I read it in the paper
Can't believe you're 21
Can't believe some son of mine
Could do the things I hear you've done"

Track Listing


Digital Media 1
  • 1 Still
  • 2 Ghost Town Train (She's Gone)
  • 3 Good Girls
  • 4 I Didn't Know It at the Time
  • 5 It's a Business Doing Pleasure With You
  • 6 If I Died Today
  • 7 Mr. Whoever You Are
  • 8 Southern Voice
  • 9 You Had to Be There
  • 10 I'm Only Jesus
  • 11 Forever Seventeen
  • 12 Love You Goodbye


  • credits


    publisher: ©Alfred, RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC, SONY ATV MUSIC PUB LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Brad Warren, Brett Beavers, Brett Warren, Jim Beavers
    album: Track 9 in album Southern Voice
    release date: 2009-10-20
    popularity : 90 users have visited this page.
    genres: Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country
    length: 3:52

    Album Information

    label: Curb Records
    country(area): [Worldwide]
    format: Digital Media
    script: Latin