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The Dance Lyrics

Lookin' back
On the memory of
The dance we shared
Beneath the stars above
And for a moment
All the world was right
But 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'da had to miss the dance

Holding you
I held everything
And 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 changed 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'da had to miss the dance

Yes my life
It's better left to chance
I could've missed the pain
But I'da had to miss
The dance

these lyrics are last corrected by Sami

Songwriter(s): Tony Arata
Copyright: Emi April Music Inc., Morganactive Songs Inc.
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Meaning to "The Dance" (3 meanings)
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.
Mommy 09/05/10,13:57
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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.
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