Who Sang How Do I Live? James Last

James Last Country Roads cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Pop Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country/Easy Listening
length: 4:26
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Lyrics
When a single mom goes out on a date with somebody new
It always winds up feeling more like a job interview
My mama used to wonder if she'd ever meet someone
Who wouldn't find out about me and then turn around and run

I met the man I call my dad when I was five years old
He took my mom out to a movie and for once I got to go
A few months later I remember lying there in bed
I overheard him pop the question and I prayed that she'd say yes

And then all of a sudden
Ah it seemed so strange to me
How we went from something's missing
To a family
Lookin' back all I can say
About all the things he did for me
Is I hope I'm at least half the dad
That he didn't have to be

I met the girl who's now my wife about three years ago
We had the perfect marriage but we wanted somethin' more
Now here I stand surrounded by our family and friends
Crowded 'round the nursery window as they bring the baby in

And then all of a sudden
Ah it seemed so strange to me
How we went from something's missing
To a family
Lookin' through the glass I think about the man
That's standing next to me
And I hope I'm at least half the dad
That he didn't have to be

I hope I'm at least half the dad
That he didn't have to be
'Cause he didn't have to be

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Lying Eyes
  • 2 Jolene
  • 3 The Most Beautiful Girl
  • 4 Dance the Night Away
  • 5 How Do I Live
  • 6 Take Me Home Country Roads
  • 7 Always on My Mind
  • 8 Blanket on the Ground
  • 9 Don't It Make My Brown Eyes Blue
  • 10 Tennessee Waltz
  • 11 You're Still the One
  • 12 Stand by Your Man
  • 13 When the Snow Is on the Roses
  • 14 Leaving on a Jet Plane
  • 15 Talkin' in Your Sleep
  • 16 On the Road Again

  • Release information
    label: Polydor
    country(area): Germany
    format: CD
    barcode: 0731455796629
    script: Latin