GARTH BROOKS


The Dance Lyrics

Looking back on the memory of
The dance we shared 'neath the stars alone
For a moment all the world was right
How could I have known that you'd ever say goodbye

And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance
I could have missed the pain
But I'd of had to miss the dance

Holding you I held everything
For a moment wasn't I a king
But if I'd only known how the king would fall
Hey, who's to say you know I might have chanced it all

And now I'm glad I didn't know
The way it all would end the way it all would go
Our lives are better left to chance
I could have missed the pain
But I'd of had to miss the dance

Yes, my life is better left to chance
I could have missed the pain
But I'd of had to miss the dance

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Joann 11/12/12,10:52
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Lost a son 16 years ago, it was just before his 32 birthday. I think of him when I hear this song and realize the time I had him was so precious and so great. If I had never had him I would have missed the pain but would do it all again to enjoy the dance.
Sara† 10/06/12,12:26
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My boyfriend broke up with me and I was so mad, then I heard this song and realized, that it's true I wouldn't trade the time we had for not having to feel the pain he caused me. The pain helps me realize the fun we had. You'll always be in my heart, Cowboy.
krista 11/20/12,03:19
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this song means so much to me, but like somone else posted the lyrics are wrong. Its 'might have changed it all' not 'chanced'
Mommy 09/05/10,13:57
+1

This song is beautiful. It reminds me of my precious baby boy, Christian, who was born too soon. It says exactly how I feel. Even though it hurts that he's gone, I'm happy for the time I had with him.
TT 11/05/12,15:46
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Just broke up with person I lug so much,and I hvebeenplaying this song the whole nyte! I lived him so much
Axelion 11/19/11,17:30
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@ Lene It's a country song, proper grammar isn't a priority in it. In 'What Hurts the Most' by Rascal Flats, they say 'that don't bother me' instead of doesn't. It is just the genre of music.
cabcutie 09/03/10,14:08
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I never really did care for this song.. however..It is soo..true to it's words though!! I'm glad the dance did change..and all turned out for the best!!
Tom 03/02/10,22:48
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Great song, just 1 minor error in the lyrics. It should read ---Hey, who's to say you know I might have CHANGED it all--- instead of chanced. Keep up the good work!
fara 02/08/10,16:02
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it's really my favorite song.it reminds me my lovely man who is now so far away from me .thank you so much for this lovlely song Mr Brooks.
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