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I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat
But always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed
I hope you still feel small
When you stand by the ocean
Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance
I hope you dance

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Living might mean taking chances
But they're worth taking
Lovin' might be a mistake
But it's worth making
Don't let some hell bent heart
Leave you bitter
When you come close to selling out
Reconsider
Give the heavens above
More than just a passing glance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance
(Time is a wheel in constant motion always)
I hope you dance
(Rolling us along)
I hope you dance
(Tell me who)
I hope you dance
(Wants to look back on their youth and wonder)
(Where those years have gone)

I hope you still feel small
When you stand by the ocean
Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
Dance
I hope you dance
I hope you dance
(Time is a wheel in constant motion, always)
I hope you dance
(Rolling us along)
I hope you dance
(Tell me who)
(Wants to look back on their youth and wonder)
I hope you dance
(Where those years have gone)

(Tell me who)
I hope you dance
(Wants to look back on their youth and wonder)
(Where those years have gone)



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    countryobsessedJul 21, 2009 at 4:53 pm
    She wants kids to be forever hopeful, humble, succsessful, daring, and curious. We tend to lose all that as we progress out of childhood. I hope all kids can understand what she's saying.
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    KirstenluvsCalebApr 19, 2009 at 7:10 pm
    This song means that if you ever have doubts about life then go ahead and explore its okay if you make mistakes because thats only human and please dont let me down
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    cowboyluvrSep 7, 2012 at 3:29 pm
    Don't sit around waiting for something to happen, go out and make it happen. This song has been a true blessing for me. I sing it all the time, and every time i hear it, it makes me happy to be alive.
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    UnregisteredOct 8, 2011 at 11:34 am
    This beautiful poetry helps our naive hearts believe that if another and still another love turns out a mistake-a new one is somewhere round the corner--the message is more complex of course -and when you listen to this wonderful combination of poetry and music -you feel THE SENSE OF WONDER... Let it be!...

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