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Looking back
On the memory of
The dance we shared
Beneath the stars above
For a moment
All the world was right
How could I have known that you'd ever say goodbye

And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end
The way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance
I could have missed the pain,
But I'd of had to miss the dance

Holding you, I held everything
For a moment wasn't I the king?
But if I'd only known how the king would fall
And who's to say?
You know, I might have changed it all

And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end
The way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance
I could have missed the pain,
But I'd of had to miss the dance

Yes, my life it's better left to chance
I could have missed the pain,
But I'd of had to miss the dance



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    xxxDarknessxxxAug 2, 2009 at 10:51 pm
    I had a break-up recently that nearly killed me on the spot. He was my best friend along with my boyfriend, and he just ditched me on the spot. This song makes me think of that, because of the line, "I could've missed the pain, but I'd of had to miss the dance." I wish we were still together, but even with that pain, I wouldn't erase the time in my life, because I was so happy for a short while. I could've never gottne invovled with him, but I'm glad I did, because now I know what it feels like to truly love someone --- and be loved back.
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    lyricsmode1Mar 14, 2009 at 4:24 am
    I lost my wife to luekemia at the age of 32 in 2000 and this song is still one of the hardest songs ever to listen to. She was everything to me. When I hear this song, I especially enjoy the live version, all I can think is I loved a woman with all my heart for 9 years and I wouldnt give that up for anything. 'The Dance" is the time I got to spend with her, I will deal with the pain. Jh.

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