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Dance With My Father

by Luther Vandross
Album: Dance With My Father (Album Version and Radio Version)
Genre: Rhythm and Blues

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Back when I was a child
Before life removed all the innocence
My father would lift me high
And dance with my mother and me and then


Spin me around till I fell asleep
Then up the stairs he would carry me
And I knew for sure
I was loved


If I could get another chance
Another walk, another dance with him
I?d play a song that would never, ever end
How I?d love, love, love to dance with my father again


Ooh, ooh


When I and my mother would disagree
To get my way I would run from her to him
He?d make me laugh just to comfort me, yeah, yeah
Then finally make me do just what my mama said


Later that night when I was asleep
He left a dollar under my sheet
Never dreamed that he
Would be gone from me


If I could steal one final glance
One final step, one final dance with him
I?d play a song that would never, ever end
?Cause I?d love, love, love to dance with my father
again


Sometimes I?d listen outside her door
And I?d hear her, mama cryin? for him
I pray for her even more than me
I pray for her even more than me


I know I?m prayin? for much too much
But could You send back the only man she loved
I know You don?t do it usually
But Lord, she?s dyin? to dance with my father again
Every night I fall asleep
And this is all I ever dream

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alex says...
i absolutely love this song. everytime i hear it, it makes me cry though.

MIBROWN says...
My father just passed away November 10,2008 a day after my birthday. This song gives me peace and will continue on my wedding day.

ester says...
My father also passed but in 1998, when I was 16. I will be getting married May 9,2009 and this song just makes me think and I can't help but cry. It is such a beautiful song that despite how much it hurts to hear it, it makes me think of the times I did have with him. Thank you

giggles0484 says...
I love this song, beautiful, beautiful. It makes me cry every time i hear it!

gustabo says...
i love this song
.im daddy prince

parrcia says...
i love my dad this the perfect song to remind you of all the memories

mzjazzy1973 says...
my dad passed away in 2005, but I will still have this song played for my dance but I will dance with my brother instead.

adele says...
my father passed away 2007 and i am getting married on 10/24/09 this song i am haveing played for my dance and i will dance with his friend and cry caused i miss him so much he raised me by hisself so i will be thinking of him

jnewton076 says...
This is a beautiful song. It makes me cry every time I hear it. Im just blessed that I will have the opportunity, God willing, to Dance with my Father...on July 21, 2010!

wonderful moment says...
I am going to use this song too. It has been a long time sinced I had dance with my father. It gets the point accrossed.

msnatnat says...
I lost my father in 2006. I always dreamed of him escorting me down the aisle on my wedding day and giving me away. This song will absolutely be included in my ceremony.

Ebere says...
I lost my father in 2005. I will use this song as my father daugher song. I think I will dance with my son or uncle. Song reminds me of him

stephanie says...
i lost my dad when i was 17. and im trying to find a good song for me and my stepfather. i obviously dont want a song like this one ( if my dad was alive this would have been it ) but i want something that will work. any ideas??

Irma says...
I used to hear that song a lot and I never gave it too much thought. But my friend's father died in a car crash years ago. Way before her and i became friends. When she was getting married, she invited me to her wedding. She danced that song with her brother. I cried. I have loved that song so much ever since.

Lacicia says...
i love this song too.

Tomasina says...
My father passed away a year ago on march26,2009 and im getting married in july and even though its suppose to be the happiest day for a woman it wont be the same and just hearing that song i bust out in tears,this song says what you really are thinking..love love love this song

gibs_girl says...
My Father passed March 22, 2009, and Im getting married April 17th. I am definately using this song as a tribute to him.

Nefetia says...
My father passed in May of 2007, i thought this would be a great tribute song to him. This is going to bring so many tears and emotions. I wish he could be here to give me away, but his memory lives on and we he will play a part in my wedding day.

Reverend Connie Jones-Steward says...
This was my father-daughter dance but we used the Celine Dion version and I danced with my brother because my father is deceased.

Dominique says...
I dont see my dad at all, and he is coming up here to my wedding so I will use this song. I love it

Yolanda says...
Same for me my dad passed in 2005 and I will also take this dance with my brother.

Carolione D says...
i have not had a relationship with my father since i was 16 years old. i am getting married August 18, 2012 i will either dance to this song with my uncle or my son.

Shawntay says...
My father did pass but my mother did, so my dad and I will dance to this song...

Alicia says...
I love this song My mom played this at my Grandpa's services. My grandfather was like a father to me he raised me and took care of me like I was his own and spoiled me. I love him and miss him so much he passed a day after my birthday. Love you grandpa.

Paige says...
As soon as the music started my tears began...

Crystal says...
Sorry to those of you who lost a father. I lost a father in a divorce when I was 4 and has never been there for me. My mom has played both role for me. But ever since me and my fiancee have been together, his father has been more of father than my very own has been. He doesn't know it, but once this song starts to play I'll make the announcement for him to join me in this father-daughter dance.

Doris says...
I love this song and me and my father will be dancing to it and im glad me and my father got a close relationship then we use 2 and i always dreamed of him giving me away and on may 27,2012 my dream will come true he giving me away im so sorry for everybody that losted there father god blessed yall

Lori says...
I know this is a really wonderful song and a lot of women use it for their father-daughter dance, but I'm going to do it a bit differenly. I lost my dad in January 2010, and I'm getting married Sept. 2012. Both my sisters had Daddy at their weddings but I won't, so for the father daughter dance, my fiance is dancing with my daughter to this song as a tribute to my dad and as a pledge to her.

Jasmen says...
My dad was not in my life but i will be dancing this song with someone who is like a father to me on my wedding day.

Shannon says...
i will be having this song played at my wedding in honor of my dad also i will be playing daddys girl my dad has been gone over 25 years this year

NNEKA says...
This is a beautiful song. I will be dancing to this song with my stepfather who has raised me since I was 3. My biological father was never in my life.

Pat says...
I've never seen my dad dance a day in my life, but I will see what he is working with... legggoooo papa, ayeeeeee!!!

jawan says...
i love this song,i always cry lol

Private User says...
My father is no longer here with me, but I will be playing this song for my mother/daughter dance. I will be dancing with my mother and will invite all the mothers/daughters (guests) to join in on the dance floor halfway through the song...I'm so sad my father won't be able to see my wedding or walk me down the isle but I know he's watching over me from heaven.

Cathy says...
This is a song my sister and myself love deeply and we still have our father in our lives very much today, our mother passed away August 2001 and we miss her very much.I am getting married for the 2nd time in July 2012 and if goes well, my father who is 84 years young, will be there to give my away again and am sure we will be playing this song..

Bonnie says...
my father passed away june 2011 and im getting married sept 2012 Im going to dance with my mom to this song .....this is for her .....missing him deeply ......

MusicByMitch DJ Productions says...
Thought I would add that this song was also recorded by Celine Dion, she does an awesome job with it.

Kimmie says...
My daddy isnt in the picture anymore so me and my grandfather will be dancing to this song at my wedding :-)

Faith says...
love this song! I am playing this song on my wedding day in place of my father daughter dance because my father passed away when I was younger.

Jessica says...
I love this song, I am going to choose this song to dance with my Step Dad since he been in my life since 4 years old, I love this song and it
so tearful.. everytime i listen to it it makes me cry..

Keedra  says...
My father passed away in 2004...10 years ago, but still hurts like it was yesterday. I will play this song in honor of him and will have a dance with each of my uncles and my 2 sons.
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