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Luther Vandross – Dance With My Father lyrics

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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  • l
    My dad died when I was two I didn't even know who he was and I still don't this song makes me cry every time I hear it. I have missed everything the bad thing is that I never know him the only thing I know is he died in prison and I am only thirteen years old I have missed everything and so has he my mom want even tell me his name I love him and I wish he was still here love you. Sorry for everyone who has lost somebody.
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  • j
    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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  • u
    Masakit nung iniwan kami ng tito ko kahit di ko siya ama tinuring ko siya ng tunay na magulang lalo nung nakita ko siyang nahihirapan para labanan niya yung sakit na nararamdaman niya pero ngayon wala na siya iniwan na niya kaming lahat lagi kung naalala siya na sana nandito siya naawa ako sa mga pinzan ko ayaw kung nakita silang umiiyak dahil lang sa wala na yung papa nila maraming naging tanung sa puso ko na bakit niya kami iniwan sana tito ko magiging masaya kna sa pilling ni god ilove you tito.
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  • u
    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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  • u
    My father is still alive but he told my grandmother yesterday that he has a fatal condition. He never told me because he knows I can't stand the idea of losing him. I grew up in my uncle's protection but I'm always keeping in touch with my father. I love him very much and I don't wanna lose him. He's still too young. Just one year ago I was with him and he seemed to be very healthy.
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