Jun 18, 2008

dad :)

Luther Vandross - Dance With My Father

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 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


Yeah, old song indeed. I just got it (again) from Niken's handphone. When I heard this song i was like whoa...kick ass. I am soo extremely fortunate to still have my father, although i'm not lucky enough to have my mama with me anymore. My father is getting old now, so this song teaches me to appreciate him as much as i can while he is still with me.

Sometimes we yelled at each other and I hate him like hell. But i know for sure, we love each other. This song brings back memories when i was a child ; I always run to him when my mother and i would disagree. He was always be a nice one. I really feel guilty for hating him as the way I do and wish that feeling could just be like it were when i was a child.

This is definetely beautiful and emotional song where i have to fight to hold back tears for the inevitable.

*sigh