New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.

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
Again

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



Lyrics taken from http://www.lyricsmode.com/lyrics/l/luther_vandross/dance_with_my_father.html

Correct | Report

songmeaningsPost my meaning

  • b
    +4
    Bitco AizaMay 23, 2013 at 11:06 am
    Every time I hear the music you wanted, I remember my father.
    because of this music, I become unstable, when he died.
    But even if he is dead, he always in my heart, I remember the moment we also push to father.
    I love this song.
  • s
    +3
    slayDec 17, 2008 at 4:32 am
    i love this song as it reminds me of my father.. i mis him so much...dont wori papa pagbubutihan ko lagi ang pag aaral para sau..
  • j
    +3
    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
  • u
    +2
    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.
  • u
    +1
    UnregisteredMar 12, 2014 at 11:15 am
    I love this song it remains of my father who died on the 4th of August 2007. I so miss him even though he was used in abusing us at home, beating my mamma in front of us. As time went on the was a conflict between me and my mother, which made me remember my father more even worse. Cause of he was the only one showing me how much love he has for me. Even though he never danced with me or have a strong bond between us, but I so miss the bond we had. The music video when watching it makes me so wish that I could have treated like that by ma own father who brought me to earth.

    Write about your feelings and thoughts

    Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
    u
    Unregistered
    Min 50 words
    Not bad
    Good
    Awesome!
    Explain

    Write an explanation

    Your explanation
    Add image by pasting the URLBoldItalicLink
    10 words
    Good
    Cool
    Awesome!
    Explanation guidelines:
    • Describe what artist is trying to say in a certain line, whether it's personal feelings, strong statement or something else.
    • Provide song facts, names, places and other worthy info that may give readers a perfect insight on the song's meaning.
    • Add links, pictures and videos to make your explanation more appealing. Provide quotes to support the facts you mention.
    Before you get started, be sure to check out these explanations created by our users: good, very good, great.
    ×