Dance With My Father | Wedding Songs | Music Monday

Luther Vandross’ “Dance with My Father” can be the perfect father-daughter song. It is the title track from his thirteenth studio album. Co-written with Richard Marx, “Dance With My Father” was based on Luther’s own personal experience. Its beautiful lyrics recall childhood memories with his father, who used to dance with both him and his mother.

“Dance With My Father” would be ideal for a bride whose father is not present at the wedding. Such a song can be used to honor the bride’s father during the wedding. In such cases, a bride can either dance with someone who acts as a father figure in her life or she can opt for no dance at all (just have the song played instead).

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Lyrics: Dance With My Father – Luther Vandross

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

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 mama would cry for him
I’d pray for her even more than me
I’d pray for her even more than me

I know I’m praying for much to much
But could you send her
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

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