Dance With My Father

Back when I was a childBefore life removed all the innocenceMy father would lift me high and dance with my mother and me and thenSpin me around til I fell asleepThen up the stairs he would carry meAnd I knew for sure I was lovedIf I could get another chance, another walk, another dance with himId play a song that would never ever endHow Id love, love, loveTo dance with my father again
Sometimes Id listen outside her doorAnd Id hear how my mama cried for himI pray for her even more than meI pray for her even more than me
I know Im praying for much too muchBut could you send back the only man she lovedI know you dont do it usuallyBut dear Lord shes dyingTo dance with my father againEvery night I fall asleep and this is all I ever dream