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I Loved Her First

by Heartland
Album: I Loved Her First
Genre: Country

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Look at the two of you dancing that way
Lost in the moment and each others face
So much in love your alone in this place
Like there's nobody else in the world
I was enough for her not long ago
I was her number one
She told me so
And she still means the world to me
Just so you know
So be careful when you hold my girl
Time changes everything
Life must go on
And I'm not gonna stand in your way

But I loved her first and I held her first
And a place in my heart will always be hers
From the first breath she breathed
When she first smiled at me
I knew the love of a father runs deep
And I prayed that she'd find you someday
But it still hard to give her away
I loved her first

How could that beautiful women with you
Be the same freckle face kid that I knew
The one that I read all those fairy tales to
And tucked into bed all those nights
And I knew the first time I saw you with her
It was only a matter of time

But I loved her first and I held her first
And a place in my heart will always be hers
From the first breath she breathed
When she first smiled at me
I knew the love of a father runs deep
And I prayed that she'd find you someday
But its still hard to give her away
I loved her first

From the first breath she breathed
When she first smiled at me
I knew the love of a father runs deep
Someday you might know what I'm going through
When a miracle smiles up at you
I loved her first

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Danielle says...
I absolutely love this song. I can't wait until my wedding so I can dance with my daddy to this song. Perfect lyrics.

Heidi says...
I danced to this song with my dad at my wedding. Even though I'm not the biggest country fan, this song describes me and my dad perfectly. It was beautiful!

Forbes says...
This song describes me and my Father. And the way he loves my Fience too. It is going to be hard not to ball my eyes out. But great song for my Wedding

cheryl says...
This was the song I chose for me and my dad to dance too! It decrides how I feel about my dad but more the way my dad feels about me! My dad will always be the one who loves me "first!" Daddy I love you with all my heart thank you

edawn88 says...
Well I can't say that my dad Loves Drew, but I knew the first time I hurd this song on the radio that my dad and I would be dancing to it at my wedding. I start to cry eveytime I hear this song, knowing that my father will have so many tears of joy on my big day.

Michele says...
I 'm crying right now listening to this song!!! It is such a great song and I can't wait to dance with my daddy to this song on my wedding day!!!

Cari-Jo says...
I love this song and always wanted to dance to this song...However I got to thinking this is exactly the relationship my daddy and I have. It's a good song to have my dad walk me down the isle and give me away.
Girls always treasure how much your daddy means to you and tell your dads how much he means to you! Someday he will not be here and you'll wish he was.
I love you daddy! I wish and hope that you'll always know that!
Congrats girls on your special day I hope it's perfect for you like my day will be!!! May God bless you and your marriage tons!

mystic_princess_1973 says...
I KNEW FORM THE MOMENT I HEARD THIS SONG THAT IT WOULD BE THE PERFECT FATHER/DAUGHTER DANCE SONG ! IT SAYS SO MUCH ABOUT THE LOVE AND BOND BETWEEN A DAUGHTER N HER DADDY !

love my man says...
I love this song and it brings tears to my eyes just listening to it. I can't wait to have that father daughter dance to this song with my dad. I love you daddy.

Cape & Islands Entertainment says...
My daughter and I sing professionally, and we did this song together at my best friends', daughters' wedding. It had just been released - so it was new to everyone - it's a beautiful song and, predictably, there wasn't a dry eye in the house when we were finished. (I have to say that it wasn't easy for me to finish the song with my daughter right there singing along with me --- but we got through it!)

It's definitely my favorite!

Ron Larrivee
Cape & Islands Entertaiment
508 274-0388
ronl1946@aol.com

alicia says...
this is the best song for a father daughter dance, i had goose bumps the entire song..

Ella says...
I knew this was the song I wanted to dance with my father before even getting engaged!!! I love it!! No matter how many times I hear it I always cry.

Michelle says...
Not that is isn't a great song... but it seems like everyone is using this song lately! I need something more unique.

jctewes says...
i love this song. my dad passed away in 98' and im not too close to my stepfather so my grandpa is walking me down the aisle. along with my 4 yr old nephew. Im definetly using this song

tfaus242 says...
This is the song I am going to use for my Grandfather/Granddaughter dance. I realize it says father in it but thats what he was. My pap raised me since I was a baby and has been there ever since. I love my real dad, whom I just met about a year ago, and my step dad more than anything, but my pap really was the one that was there for me my entire life and I will be dedicating this song to him.

jennifer  says...
I love this song . it makes me cry every time i hear it . It make me think of me and my father.

Texas_Belle says...
i love this song! evertime i hear i want to cry. it makes me think of my daddy. my dad is everything to me. I Love you Daddy!!!

Miss. Debra says...
The thing i really love about this song is the line that say's "I held her first". I was born at home and the doctor did not get there in time so my dad dilivered me.

He was the first one to hold me, the first one to see me and the first one i saw.

It is really a special song to both of us and it will be the song i dance with my dad to.

brunettedoc620 says...
My wedding was almost a year ago in June, and it still makes me cry everytime I hear it. My dad cried the first time I played it for him and then again when we actually danced to it. I hated that I loved this song, because it is a little formulaic but it was perfect nevertheless.

dracy502 says...
i truely love this song. i only wish that i would have been able to dance with my dad to this, only he has passed on. he was my everything. and although my future husband wasn't in the picture for my dad to even meet, i know deep down in my heart that he would very much approve of him. for anyone else going through this, you know as well as i do how much it hurts. i feel your pain. just remember, although he won't be there in person, HE WILL TRUELY BE THERE. i'm going to pick out a special flower to put in my bouquet just for my DAD so he has FRONT ROW. also a picture and canldelight at the reception on the bridal table, again so he is in FRONT. you will think of special things to do, or use my ideas. we are in this together. have a wonderful wedding.

Sweetie says...
This song is great and represents everything a Dad would want to say to a daughter on her special day...what a great choice of words.

krennelchorias says...
This is a beautiful song.....but for me it has a different meaning. It's how close me and my mother are. As something different and special my fiance will most likely dance to this song with my mother as his own mother can't be in attendance. My mom and I have so many memory's together and are so very very close so its only appropriate that we place this song for my fiance and her to dance to. Theres time's like this where i wish it said Mother and not father. I love it for just the reason that its my own story. For the rest i wish everyone who is going to and already is married, Good Luck and Congrats!

Private User says...
You know how dads and men in general always have to act like tough guys right? Well my dad was actually the one to tell ME about this song and I cried as soon as I heard it and every time after I still cry or more like bawl. I love this song its just so perfect. You know every father has a hard time giving up his little girl. I just hope my dad and I can keep back the tears while we dance to this on my wedding day.

Melissa says...
The first time I hear this song I knew I was going to be dancing with my father to this song at my wedding even though I had not yet met my fiance. When I got engaged, I told my dad that I already knew what song we would dance to and played it for him. He got a little teary-eyed and told me that he would love to but only if I didn't mind him crying the whole time. My dad is not an emotional person but he can't listen to this song without getting emotional...after all I am his only daughter and was always daddy's little girl.

Holly says...
i know this song is way over used, but the first time i heard it i knew that when i got married it would be the song that i danced to with my daddy. i dont know if he has heard it or not, he is not a big country fan. i cant listen to it on the radio with out a few tears being choked back. im sure ill cry on nov 7 when we dance to it. I love you dad, eventhough i dont say it nearly enough

mzred says...
Ok this song i stuck between this 1 and butterfly kisses im not sure what 1 i want 2 dance too maybe ill dance 2 both.....

CCLyons says...
WOW! I don't like country but my dad does and this is gorgeous..Gettin a little teary eyed right now. This may very well be our song!

futuremrscarrillo says...
this song makes me cry everytime this one and butterlfly kisses either one im dancing with my dad... cant decide though.

mrs.glover says...
im not into country music but i think my dad would love it i like it besides its not are kind of music but the perfect song that decribe the love my dad have for me daddy only girl.

murphy says...
My dad has been in and out of my life for years. But i am still daddy's girl. He is my everything. I know he is going to cry when we dance to this song. The great thing is that he is going to be there. I cry every time i hear it because i know that how he feels about me but just never was around to tell me.

Honeybee says...
This song brings tears to my eyes. Beautiful...

bridetobeKC12 says...
This song makes me cry everytime and I know my Dad will cry when we dance to this at my wedding. This song is perfect.

beaniebaby82 says...
This song really fits my dad and I. When I first heard it on the radio i cried.

butterfly11383 says...
For sure going to dance with my dad ....hopefully I can get through at least the first chorus without crying.

pandarian says...
im crying e=right now just listening to this how am i going to dance to it!

iceman16125 says...
I lost my dad when i was just 13. now i am getting ready for me wedding in 2 weeks. my step dad is an amazing guy and is giving me away but its hard to find the right song because its such a sensitive area. as soon as i heard this song i knew it was perfect. He may not be biologically my dad but he is as close as it gets and he has been there for me through some of the roughest times in my life.

Destiny says...
Father ~ Daughter dance ... check!

mistyjoshua2003 says...
this is actually how i feel about my dad because i am a daddy's girl always will be and this is the song i am going to pick for me and my dad because he means the world to me

Holly says...
I absolutely love this song to death! I am getting married in 6 more months and I have chosen this song to be the one for the father & daughter dance. Everytime I hear it I cry so much! If I am already crying now, I know that I will be balling my eyes out on my special day! I would definitley say that I am MY Daddy's Girl. I love you Daddy and you will always love me "FIRST".

nmarie0420 says...
This is perfect no more to be said!!!

a.roper2008 says...
i dont have a dad and my mom has never had a stable bf but my grandfather is the best man in my life since i was little and this song shows him that i love him for bein there when no one else could and that i thank god he was there

dingaling98 says...
i am not using this as father daughter dance i am using it for when i walk down the aisle. For the fact that i am i am walking with my poppy who will hand me over to my step dad and him and i will walk the rest of the way. i love my step dad but he married my mom when i was five so my poppy was s there.

dweebied00 says...
i got goosebumps when i heard this song, i was going to make a list for my dad so he could pick one, but this IS gonna be the song, i cant wait. even though im gonna cry my eyes out

natasha says...
i will be dancing with my daddy to this song for sure! i always get goosebumps when i hear this song

mary says...
I first heard this song when I was driving and I started to cry I called my dad to tell him about the song and he had happened to be driving and had it on too. We creid togerther and he told me " this is are song baby girl". Well I'm now getting married in July and this will be are Father daughter dance. My mom passed away 3yrs ago she will be there she would'nt miss it!!

mandyblank2 says...
He's not my real dad but this song rings so true for us. So weird how powerful a song can be.

Bethany says...
I wanted something more unique, but I don't care anymore. I hate country, but this song is completely perfect. My dad and I are really close. And he likes my fiance, but he doesn't like that I'm getting married. He doesn't want to give me away. This made me cry just hearing it. It's soooo perfect!!!

Adriana says...
I'm not big on country, but my father really is. And I believe this song describes his feelings to a perfect tee. Definitely going to be played at my wedding for my and his slow dance. The song makes my heart cringe with all sorts of mixed emotions! I can't

Brandi  says...
It's perfect..Tear... This is the song that I'm dancing to with my daddy.

varmit says...
Call me crazy but i'm going to dance to this song with my new husband because my father is unable to dance. I love my father so much I misss him all the time. I still remember when I told my father I was going yo marry Tim (who is my fiance) my father said I haven't said "yes" yet until after a few minutes later he did. He had my fiance sweating there for awhile. I love my daddy.

Lori521 says...
I love this song! I knew from the moment I heard it, it would be mine and my father's song. Happy to say I will be dancing to this on June 12th 2010! Can't wait!

Alishia says...
I think this is the perfect song to dance with the daddy, Ive ALWAYS been a daddys girl and when I heard it I knew this was the perfect song...I LOVE U DADDY

Alicia says...
My grandfather is going to walk me down the aisle. My dad is not in my life. From the first time i heard this song i knew i wanted it played at my wedding.

Jeanne says...
This was the first song I listen on the father daughter dance and I didn't look anymore after i heard this! Amazing! My Dad is my best friend and my hero! Love YOU DAD!

Alli says...
This is the first time I have ever heard this song and the goosebumps were in force and so were the tears. I'm not much of a country fan anymore but maybe I should be again. I'm going to suggest this song to my dad because it is perfect. My parents have loved my fiance since day one so this is perfect. It has the love my dad has for me and him. My Dad means everything to me. I hope he loves this song as much as I do. =)

Leeann says...
I let my father pick the father/daughter song, and this was it. I had heard it as background music at work. But I can say it's a wonderfull song, and I think I'm gonna be a waterfall while we are dancing.

MARY  says...
i love love love this song i heard it and didnt mind to look at any other songs!! this is the one i cant wait til my dad hears it at my wedding

Ashley says...
I have went through A LOT of songs and as soon as I heard this song I knew that this had to be the song that my Daddy and I danced to! I love it!!!

Brandy says...
This is a wonderful song!!!!

Lisa says...
Wow just WOW

dale says...
I am not the bride or the groom , but the farther of the bride. My daughter thinks that we will be dancing to this song but instead I will be singing this to her and her husband--so its gonna be a surprise-the biggest surprise is im not a singer, but I have 2 yrs and im gonna take some lessons so you ca at least understand the words- she will be happy no matter how it sounds.

Jessica says...
My grandpa aka papa is giving me away and he has always been my everything. Just another challenge for the day, try not to cry while we dance.... love this song.

NowMissyL says...
I'm going to play this song for my father-daughter dance. I'm crying right now, it's so beautiful and perfect!

NowMissyL says...
And yes Dale, she will be. That's so sweet.

Daphne says...
I so wanted this song and had it picked sense it first came out, but of course my cousin played it for her and her dad last year so I am starting all over again for a new one, anyone have another great song out there for a daddys girl?

Duck816 says...
I love this song i am torn between this one and butterfly kisses i like them both going to use one for my father/daughter dance and the other my bridal entrance that my daddy will escort me down the aisle to. Any suggestions on which i should use for which

DeLacy says...
I heard this song on the radio and I loved it! Its perfect for my dad and me. My dad will hear this song the first time when we dance to it on my wedding day. I cant wait!

Jennifer says...
Duck816, if you love this song, USE it. Don't worry about who did or didn't use it prior.

I'm contemplating using this one as well.

anne says...
Love this song. Want it to be very special. I know we will all be crying.

Marie says...
oh my god. i had my father/daughter song picked for years. when i heard this i played it for my dad and he just cried and said he wanted this. at my reception we half danced then he wrapped me up in a giant hug and just cried, it really was a beautiful moment for a fathar and daughter!

Katherine says...
I hadn't officially picked my Father/Daughter dance until my dad called me up one day and for the first time put his opinion in and wanted this song and for me to teach him how to dance. I cried when he asked me and now every time I hear it I burst into tears. Can't wait to get married in December and dance to this with my Daddy!

Ashley says...
this song made my dad cry and this is def. the song we will dance to...it fits us perfectly and fits the country theme

Nikki says...
The very first time I heard this song on the radio, I knew this was my daddy daughter song!! When I moved away to college I would cry just hearing the first line of it. My dad has truly bonded with Dalton more than I could have ever imagined, and he is already a part of my family. I know my dad and I will both cry when this song is played for us on my big day.

JennaMarie says...
I heard this song years ago, and knew that I wanted to dance with my dad to this song whenever i got married. Now that I'm engaged and am planning my wedding, it's nice to have one detail already decided. It's an amazing song about a father's love.

Katrina says...
I was going to use Butterfly kisses for my father daughter dance but I just listened to this song and it's so perfect. It nearly made me cry.

Kristal  says...
This is the song I've decided to use with my uncle that I call Daddy Walstrom. My biological dad wasn't a part of me growing up. So my uncle Daddy Walstrom and my amazing brother help rise my sister and me. I know I'm going to be crying will I dance with my uncle Daddy Walstrom. I'm also going to be crying like a baby when these two important men walk me down the aisle.

Melissa says...
I cry every time I hear this song. Yes it does remind me of my daddy. I may not use this song to dance with him at my wedding in a few months bt rather my daddy dance with my lil girl on my wedding day. She will be almost a year old by that time. It will be perfect for them as she is grandpa's precious angel (his only grandchild). He wasnt happy that I was pregnant out of wedlock and didn't want me to keep her when she was born but the closer it came to birth the more excited he got. They share a special bond that can't be explained. He's her guardian angel in real life and will never let her go. I know he will be crying his eyes out while dancing with her. As will I and her Daddy (my fiance). I love u Dad, Gracie and Aaron.

Angela says...
this a wonderful song i think of my dad when i hear it

Danielle says...
this song is perfect i love and i know my daddy will too he wont be able to help but cry

Cindy says...
Im crying. Its so beautiful

Amber says...
This will be my father/daughter song, I just hope I could hold it together and not break down. hahaha

BLESSEDBRIDE says...
This song will forever make me emotional after dancing to it with my Dad during the Father/Daughter dance. I thought it was so sweet that my Dad picked this song and since my Dad was singing it to me while we danced I completely lost it and started sobbing on his shoulder. What a wonderful gift from God to have shared such a special moment with my Dad dancing to what will forever be a special song. I love you Dad!

Destini says...
dont get me wrong... this song is great!... BUT everyone is using it now... its turned it into a complete cliche... i wanted to use this, but now that everyone else is, i need to look for a new song...... any ideas??

Alison says...
When I first heard this song years ago I knew when I got married it would be the song I danced with my dad to. Who cares if songs are cliche because everyone uses them. If it works for you, use it. These words are exactly my father and me.

Shannon says...
i love this song. my step-uncle is giving me away but hes treated me more like a daughter than my actual father has so this is the song im going with!

Katharine and Tyler says...
The first time I heard this song, I knew it would be the one that I danced with my dad at my wedding. My dad was the first one to see me after I was born, the first one to hold me, and I have always been his little girl. This song is my dad and me, I just hope I can make it through without crying!!

melanie says...
I love this song. It's hard to write what it envokes in me. I will play it @ my engagement party and a few events. My dad exemplifies love.

beverly says...
Every time I hear this at a wedding, it brings tears to my eyes. I am hoping my daughter and her dad will dance to this at her wedding; it is the perfect song.

Chelsie  says...
Ive known since i was a little girl that this would be the perfect father daughter dance, I cry every time i hear it knowing my days getting closer

amanda says...
this song is perfect for my father daughter song i wanna cry when i hear it

paula says...
I will be playing this song at my wedding for my Dad. R.I.P. Dad. I will dance with my new husband to this song.

Private User says...
we are not dancing at our wedding but I really love this song. Do you think its appropriate for my entrance song? I would love to walk down the isle to this song!

Deanna says...
The very first time I heard this song I wasn't engaged yet, but I knew this was the song! How am I going to stay dry eyed during this song?

Deanna says...
Shay, of course you should walk the isle to this song. I think that it's most appropriate! Good luck and have fun!

Summer says...
This song and this day means everything to your dad.

Kaci says...
I cannot listen to this without bawling my eyes out. I cry everytime I hear this and have known this was Dad and I's song since it came out.

Cassie  says...
So because my daddy is no longer with us I plan to do my "daddy-daughter dance" with my grandpa becuase he has always been such a strong part of my life. This song fits us so much since we lived with them until I was eight years old. I can already picture the tears in his eyes.

Sara says...
I am not a fan of country music at all, but my Dad picked this for our Father/Daughter dance and when he played it for me he cried. The lyrics are a perfect fit, I can't wait to dance with him.

Sarah says...
seriously just made me cry and im just sitiing here listening on the computer whts going to happen when I play it and dance with my daddy at my wedding!!!!!!!! Love this song its so bea

maria says...
This was the song my dad and I picked out. He suddenly passed 3months before my wedding. So I decided to dance with all my 6 uncles during the song. They took turns cutting in and taking the place of my dad. This is such a speical song I cry every time I hear it. I held it together to the very last uncle then I cried like a littl ebaby when I looked at my husband and be was crying. RIP Dad I love you and miss you

nicole says...
love it!!!!

Pamela says...
I had listened to this song a few years ago (when it first came out) and told my dad that whenever I got married I would dance it with him... 3 years later that I am engaged I have my doubts only because I cry like a baby everytime I hear it... it's gonna be extra hard on my wedding and I really don't wanna ruin my makeup lol...

DeAnna says...
OMG, now the waterworks are in full swing! This song every time I hear it bring tears to my eyes! I am very close with my dad and I will forever be "daddy's little girl!" I am using this song as our father/daughter dance for sure and I will probably be the one balling her eyes out in front of everyone!

Rachael says...
I decided as soon as I heard this song for the first time that this would be mine and my dad's song. My dad isn't as big on country but he cried when he heard "How could that beautiful women with you Be the same freckle face kid that I knew The one that I read all those fairy tales to And tucked into bed all those nights". Beautiful song. Can't wait for my wedding day.

Heather says...
I'm getting married in October, but have known for a few years this would be my father/daughter dance song. I can't hear it without getting teary.

Amanda says...
I love this whole song, I really cried when the words "And I knew the first time I saw you with her
It was only a matter of time " came on, it just really made me think of a father who really loves his daugher and knows her well. This song is just beautiful:)

Anitra says...
I absolutely love this song! Can't wait for the "Father-Daughter" dance at my wedding in September.

Kristen says...
Im really havin a HARD time pickin my Father/Daughter dance. I love this song. But i also love Cinderella By Steven Curtis Chapman. Why does it have to be so difficult. Both songs are just perfect!

Cathy says...
This will be my father/daughter song we will dance to at my upcoming wedding in July 2012...Great song!!!

mariana says...
yeah i danced this song at my wedding with my father i loved this song i think it fits the perfect father and daughter dance

Nikita says...
this has been my dad and my song for years. and i cant wait for my wedding to dance with my daddy to this song.

alisa says...
i dont have my daddy to walk me down the aisle or to dance with,but i do have my son to walk me down to my future hubby and my uncle to dance with so thats all that matters

Jessica says...
I cried my eyes out the entire time my dad and I were dancing to this. Such a beautiful and perfect song.

Michaela says...
When it came time to look for a father daughter dance song, there was no other option. :)

Jaycee says...
Makes me cry everytime... this will be my father/daughter dance nomatter what

heather says...
I just wanna say I love my DADDY!!

Danielle says...
this is definetley going to b mine and my daddys song!! im already cryin & I know Im gonna really screw up my makeup on this one lol... but it will b so worth it!

Victoria says...
I absolutely love this song. I have since I first heard it on the radio. I plan on using it at my wedding.. Unfortunately I know I'll cry. It makes me cry every time.

Anonymous says...
I cant listen to this song without cryin my darn eyes out! It's honestly a perfect song. I think this will be mine and my dads dance song.

Lily says...
Omg!! I can't stop crying as I listen to this song, so I can imagine dancing with my dad and balling my eyes out...Thank God for waterproof mascara LOL
I'm sure my dad's going to make me smile and think I'm silly, but it absolutely describes my dad and I...I almost lost him once, and I thank God everyday to have him with me...this is going to be a tough song to dance to, but I can't think of any other song that describes us so well. Waterfalls, here I come ;o)

Cassie says...
This is actually the song my dad and I are dancing to for our F/D dance! It almost always brings tears to both of our eyes it's so perfect!

Private User says...
I will probably pick this one I completely lost it with butterfly kisses.

Private User says...
my dad showed me this song a few months before my husband proposed to me, i cant wait to have our father daughter dance to this song. it's perfect! makes me cry everytime. :)

Brittnee says...
This is mine and my grandpas songs because my dad left my mom when she found out she was pregnant and my grandpa was the one to actually deliver me :)

J & S says...
This is going my song too. It makes me cry too...

Johnnie says...
This Is Absolutely Prefect!! Always Knew This Would Be The Song Me And Daddy Would Dance To At My Wedding!!

K & J 15' says...
Everytime I hear this song I cry. When it came out I knew it was meant to be. Its going to be the song my dad and I dance to at my wedding.

Private User says...
I wanted to look for a special song to dance with my dad. He was diagnosed with cancer 3 years ago and I never knew if I would have a chance to dance with him at my wedding. But here were are today and he is here and has won his battle! This song made me cry and it was so special that I knew it was the song I wanted to dance with my amazing and strong father

MrsLaskey says...
This is the song my daddy picked for us, guess I better get waterproof mascara
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