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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

Spin me around till I fell asleep
Then up the stairs he would carry me
And I knew for sure
I was loved

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

Ooh, ooh

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 mama said

Later that night when I was asleep
He left a dollar under my sheet
Never dreamed that he
Would be gone from me

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

Sometimes I'd listen outside her door
And I'd hear how momma would cry for him
I pray for her even more than me
I pray for her even more than me

I know I'm prayin' 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 dyin' to dance with my father again
Every night I fall asleep
And this is all I ever dream

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    jhamiNov 20, 2008 at 1:02 am
    Papa sana kung nasan kaman sana lagi mo kaming naiisip ni mama. Kasi ikaw lagi kanamin naiisip. Sana magkasama sama na tayo para mabuo na ang ating pamilya. Papa mis na mis ku na po kayo. Patin si mama mis na mis na po kayo. Papa ang song na to na dance with my father. Ay dedicate ko po sainyo. Mis na ko na po kayo. I love you papa.
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    UnregisteredMay 7, 2012 at 7:49 pm
    I lost my grandfather recently. I dreamt of him the other night and when I woke up this song was the only thing on my mind. I cried harder than I did at his funeral as I listened to this song over and over. To me this song was about cherishing the little things that a person does to show his love. I know that my grandfather loved me because of the special name that we had for each other. I would give anything to hear him call me "monkey" again just the way luther would have to have his mother dance with his father again. Those memories are the treasured things that no one can ever take away from you.
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    UnregisteredJun 29, 2012 at 10:53 am
    This song reminds me of a father who I didn't know and left my mother without saying anything if he is going to come back for us. But no matter what happen he is still my father and I love him so much and I miss him. I miss the feeling of having a father who will guide and love you all the time of your life. I love you papa.
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    UnregisteredJun 18, 2012 at 7:19 am
    I wish to dedicate this song to my dearest bro jose roy "agene" cham who joined our creator a day after valentine's day and to his daughter who is under rated as a daughter. I can remember vividly how my bro called for the name of her daughter while he has an erratic bp on valentine's day but said nothing after janine (my niece) rushed to him in his hospital bed. I feel for them, coz I myself experienced the same with our father. So sad we only had a short time together. Like janine, I just celebrated my 18th birthday when our father left us. As he was bedridden too, our earlier plans for a party was shelved upon my prodding. Its tough then, growing up to be a young lady and feeling to be by yourself in this complicated world when you need your father most as your knight in shining armor. Well, I learned the loopholes of life the hard way and will always long to be with my father again. By the way, my bro is my father's favortie as he is sooo sweet. Miss you both guys. My love is always with you.
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    UnregisteredMar 17, 2012 at 4:56 pm
    This song may be the most beautiful written and the way luther sang it. It is pure raw emotion. I lost both my parents but this particular song makes me think of my dad and I never fail to break down and sob. It is tough to appreciate your parents while they are living. I also think of my own fiance who is 20 years older than me. He is the only man I ever loved and feel it may be the final straw since he most likely will die before me. I try to appreciate him every day.

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