Dance With My Father

By Luther Vandross

Verse 1:
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
Spend me around till I fell asleep
Then up the stairs he would carry me
And I knew for sure I was loved

Chorus:
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

Verse 2:
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 momma said
Later that night, when I was asleep
He left a dollar under my sheet
Never dreamed that he would be gone from me

Chorus:
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

Verse 3:
Sometimes I'd listen outside her door
I'd hear how my mother cried for him
(2x) I'd pray for her even more than me

I know I'm praying for much too much
But could you send back the only man she loved
I know you don't do it usually
But dear Lord she' s dying to dance with my father again

Every night I fall asleep
And this is all I ever dream

685 Comments

  • FATHER...

    DEAR LORD, YOU KNOW THAT MOTHER AND I'M DYING TO DANCE WITH MY FATHER AGAIN...AND EVERY NIGHT I FALL ASLEEP AND THIS IS ALL I EVER DREAM... I LOVE YOU FATHER AND I REALLY MISS YOU....

    FATHER'S DAUGHTER 2012-09-27


  • missing you!

    i'm still in the process of healing... listening for this song strongly trigger the feeling of emptiness and longing for a father's way of giving care and love....i love you so much tay... and missing you very very much....

    papa's girl 2012-09-26


  • my tatay...

    perfect lyrics to be emotional... it's so painful to see my nanay crying everytime she's alone and lonely... God knows how much we miss tatay...the way we talk, laugh and dance...to think that those things will remain memories and won't happen again really brakes my heart...but i know for sure...someday it could happen again...with him...in heaven....

    nellie 2012-09-25


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