Dance with My Father - Joe McElderry

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 her, mama cryin' 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 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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