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I was nineteen, you were twenty-one
The year we got engaged
Everyone said we were much too young
But we did it anyway

We bought our rings for forty each
From a pawn shop down the road
We made our vows and took the leap
Now fifteen years ago

We went dancing in the minefields
We went sailing in the storm
And it was harder than we dreamed
But I believe that's what the promise is for

"I do" are the two most famous last words
The beginning of the end
But to lose your life for another I've heard
Is a good place to begin

'Cause the only way to find your life
Is to lay your own life down
And I believe it's an easy price
For the life that we have found

And we're dancing in the minefields
We're sailing in the storm
This is harder than we dreamed
But I believe that's what the promise is for

So when I lose my way, find me
When I loose love's chains, bind me
At the end of all my faith, till the end of all my days
When I forget my name, remind me

'Cause we bear the light of the Son of Man
So there's nothing left to fear
So I'll walk with you in the shadowlands
Till the shadows disappear

'Cause he promised not to leave us
And his promises are true
So in the face of all this chaos, baby,
I can dance with you



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    UnregisteredAug 30, 2012 at 4:13 am
    After 38 and 1/2 yrs of marriage, this song really spoke to me. It's all so true, but only with god can you make it through the minefields.
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    UnregisteredApr 19, 2012 at 1:27 am
    A marriage is more than "we". It is "three". Proverbs (from the old testament in the bible) says "a three stranded chord is not easily broken": husband, wife, god
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    UnregisteredFeb 19, 2012 at 10:55 pm
    This is what being married is all about. Once you say i do it should be until the end of time no matter the storm. When you get married there is no more i or me, your thoughts become us and as long as you both focus on loving each other you'll make it through the storms and minefields.
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    UnregisteredFeb 12, 2012 at 5:42 pm
    A love song to his wife about how marriage isn't always what we imagine it will be, no matter how nice we dream it, but we face the storms etc ... I will walk with you until the end of our days. And we bear the light of jesus, so we don;t have to fear death. In that case, let's dance!
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    UnregisteredJul 18, 2014 at 12:28 am
    My son and daughter in law were just married and this was their first dance song. As they danced to the song the DJ was playing, they sang to each other and had no idea anyone else was in the room. I hope they look back in 15 year and remember this for the sweet, tender moment that it was.

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