"This" as written by Darius C. Rucker, Kara Dioguardi and Frank Mandeville V. Rogers....
Got a baby girl sleepin' in my bedroom
And her momma laughing in my arms
There's a sound of rain on the rooftop
And the game's about to start
I don't really know how I got here
But I'm so glad that I did
And it's crazy to think that one little thing
Could have changed all of this

Maybe it didn't turn out like I planned
Maybe that's why I'm such, such a lucky man

For every stoplight I didn't make
Every chance I did or I didn't take
All the nights I went too far
All the girls that broke my heart
All the doors that I had to close
All the things I knew but I didn't know
Thank God for all I missed
'Cause it led me here to this

Like the girl that I loved in high school
Who said she could do better
Or the college I wanted to go to
Till I got that letter
All the fights and the tears and the heartache
I thought I'd never get through
And the moment I almost gave up
All led me here to you
I didn't understand it way back when
But sittin' here right now
It all makes perfect sense

Every stoplight I didn't make
Every chance I did or I didn't take
All the nights I went too far
All the girls that broke my heart
All the doors that I had to close
All the things I knew but I didn't know
Thank God for all I missed
'Cause it led me here to this

Oh I cried when my momma passed away
And now I got an angel
Looking out for me today
So nothing's a mistake

Every stoplight I didn't make
Every chance I did or I didn't take
All the nights I went too far
All the girls that broke my heart
All the doors that I had to close
Everything I knew but I didn't know
Thank God for all I missed
'Cause it led me here to this

It led me here to this


Lyrics submitted by harderman61

"This" as written by Kara Dioguardi Darius C. Rucker

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Spirit Music Group

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    General CommentHe is talking about how he looks back at his life and sees where he is now and is thankful that a lot of the decisions he made, whether taking a chance or missing out on something led him to where he is today. It's a great song
    harderman61on December 14, 2013   Link
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    General CommentTo start off, it's a great song.

    It's actually got some important messages.

    The gist of it is that in order to reach the ultimate goal in your life - that is, a family and the job that you're seeking - you have to experience heartbreak, heartache, humiliation, being fired, having doors closed in your face and everything else related to that - you have to have bad experiences.

    This line sums it up: "Every step that I didn't take, every chance I did or I didn't take. All the nights I went too far, all the girls that broke my heart. All the doors I had to close, all the things I knew but I didn't know. Thank God for all I missed, because it led me into this."

    It typifies the definition and true meaning of the song. Every experience makes you a stronger person, a better person and a person that can deal with similar situations better.
    RickyRicardo18on January 12, 2014   Link

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