Dance With My Father Lyrics - Luther Vandross
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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,
Spin me around til' 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.
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,
Then finally make me do just what my momma said.
Later that night when I was asleep,
He left the 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.
Co'z I'd love love love, to dance with my father again.
Sometimes I'd listen outside her door
And I'd hear how my mother cried for him
I pray for her even more than me...
I pray for her even more than me.....
4 Measure Instrumental
I know I'm praying 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 dying,
To dance with my father again.
Every night I fall asleep and this is all I ever dream...
Writer: MARX, RICHARD / VANDROSS, LUTHER
Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., EMI Music Publishing, CHRYSALIS MUSIC GROUP
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I love you, Daddy and I miss you very much. | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/14/14
I've always love Luther Vandross and all his songs. The first I heard of this song, I fell in love with it right away. I knew that one day I would be in the little boy's shoes. My Dad and I have always danced every occassions and now he's gone. I've just lost my Dad and hearing this song just makes me miss him more....If only I can just have one more dance with my Daddy.
If only i knew him | Reviewer: kevin | 12/17/13
I never knew my dad.He died even before i was born.I always imagine what it would have been like dancing with him.Luther sends me to that dream land of something i have and will never do.The sensations,feelings and emotions i have each time i listen to this song cannot be explained in words.I say Rest in Peace fathers and to children,profit as much as possible of your dads when they are there.You know the value of someone only when he's not more there.
Its a Beautiful song full of meaning about the Father..I love my father so much! | Reviewer: Rosie M.D. | 5/30/13
I lost my father last 2007, just its so sad and he never say goodbye..we had a lot of happy memories with my father he is a generous a loving and funny father of us with my siblings a loving and caring husband to my mother he never complain of anything, everytime i hear the song its something in my heart its like penching ..and I also hurt when I see my 3 little nieces without father ...coz I have 2 brod. just lost a few years...this song always make me cry...but i like it the lyrics everything... its just all memories with my brods. and my father...I missed them so much !!!
touchy | Reviewer: catherine | 9/28/11
i always listen to this song for comfort. i lost my husband last November, and our daughter was just 11 months and the way he loved her i always wonder how she is going to feel when she gets older with other children calling out their dads. The man loved our child to bits. It's just too sad that he had to leave us. He loved us both and waht makes it even worse is knowing that we will never see him again, my baby will never know her father's love, and she doesnt have any memory of him because she was just too young when he died.
Made me cry | Reviewer: Reba | 6/16/11
This is the first time I have heard this song and I have to say it made me cry. I lost my father when I was 11. He had a brain Aneurysm while he slept and we found out the next day. After easter Sunday. My mother and Father were divorced before then, but my mom always tells me how he is the only man she ever truly loved. My father was a drug addict, and lost everything, four months before he died, my father was baptized and gave his heart to God, Finally. That was back in April, 2004 I'm 18 now and getting married in a few years, everyday my heart hurts for him but I know one day we will be together again.
I love you Daddy and I miss you more every day.
I LOVE MY PAPA | Reviewer: andrea oronos | 2/10/11
wow..it makes me cry everytime i heard this song.,i'm so glad that i had a father who raise me up well,but he is passed away,,but i'm so very thankful that he is came to our lives for all the things that he done for his whole family.I LOVE YOU VERY MUCH PAPA!!,
sweet | Reviewer: iliana | 1/17/10
THIS SONG IS SO SO SO BEAUTIFUL!!! WHEN I FIRST HEARD IT ON MY T.V I SAID THIS HAS TO BE THE PERFECT SONG TO DANCE WITH MY DAD FROM MY SWEET 15..IT MAKES ME WANNA CRY EVERYTIME I HEAR IT.IT EVEN MADE MY MOM WANNA CRY.. I MEAN MY DAD ISN'T DEAD BUT THIS SONG REMINDS ME ALL THE GOOD TIMES I'VE HAD WITH MY DAD WHEN I WAS LITTLE AND HOW OVER THE YEARS I KIND OF DRIFTED AWAY AND NOW THAT I HEARD THIS SONG IT JUST KEEPS REMINDING ME HOW I TRULY LOVE MY DAD THANKFUL FOR ALL HE'S DONE FOR ME!!!! I LOVE THIS SONG!! AND I LOVE YOU DAD
Dance with my father | Reviewer: Alison | 9/18/09
This is the most fantastic song, so true to most people and their feelings for their fathers, either passed or present. My own dad is unfortunately passed,and I miss him every day, however, I'm getting married 27th September this year, and I intend to dance to this in honour of my dad, with my brother who is giving me away. Love, miss and respect you always dad, and mum too.
dance with my father | Reviewer: nice girl | 3/31/09
i simply like this song that i even used during my wedding,i thought the song will be only approprite for me and my fathers dance but when were there dancing with that song i cant help it but cry,cry n cry coz deep in my heart that song really touch my heart that i even figured it out how much i really loved my father.love you so much my dear tatay.thanks luther for this very nice and touvhing songs....love it
dance with my father | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/12/09
everytime i listen this song,,i always cry,,,i always remember of my father,,,sometimes he's so angry when i made a mistake..but sometimes he's always give me a good advice..i always knew he also take care of me.i love u dad...a lot
to my anonymous father | Reviewer: shaneloyd joy b. | 10/13/08
....to my father that i really dont know if he really love me..cos ever since that when i was in born,he rally didnt give his attention to me.. because he loves his work thaN giving attention to me..because of my friends whom gve this song, i really not appreciate it.. when i heard it, i remember my father.. but even he doesnt love me,as i really didnt felt for the first,, i wish, he will be back to us and to love us again for the 2nd time,, we will accept u,,my dearest father.. cos u gave my lyf..u become my inspiration..i love u pa.. i wish, u love us too.........
Miss you Daddy | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/10/08
I took it for granted that daddy will alway be here and then one day he was gone and it was so unbelievable a world without this man who seemed like part of the structure...I love this song so much Luther captured the reality of a father/child relationship and I have so many great memories of dad even though it's been 8 years...he was the best dad in the world...he taught us all well...Monroe Cox was a blessed man and a legend and role model to all his kids. He was the dad God intended him to be and we are who we are today because of it.
My father | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/5/08
I haven't lost my day, and I'm thankful for it everyday, but I still don't see him enough. I remember dancin on my dad's feet. Those were some of the best times of muy life. I love this song and, I hate to admit it but, sometimes when i hear it I think about all those times and i just break down. I love this song and I love Luther Vandross for singing this song.
I havent seen my real father in 13 years | Reviewer: Amelia | 9/5/08
when i was about 2 my father left my mother and i never saw him again. For a 2 year old it is very confusing to one day have your dad there and then the next not. My mum has meet another man who we have lived with for nearly 10 years and even though he has been my father figure for so lomg i still cant really think of him as my father. With fathers day so close it is a very had time for me but we get through it we are a close knit family and i no that my mother feels guilty for kicking him out but she has been a wonderful mum and i will thank her forever, sometimes i wonder about my dad but i know that it upsets my mother if i talk about him. My stepfather has tried to raise me as his own and i have for so long treated him really badly but i now have seen how short life is and that we need to work harder at our relationships. i can not stress that enough. love like you have never loved before, before it is too late.
Thank You | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/8/08
Every time I listen to this song, it reminds me of my dad, my granddad, and my great granddad, who passed away(love y'all, Rest in peace) and I can't help but cry. Thank you Luther making this song. Rest in peace
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