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I came across this last night while looking for a certain scene from The Lion King having read a post from someone else.

Another song I know and I'm sure many of you do also that just captures so much. It's "Dance With My Father" by Luthor Vandross.


is so sweet, so sad, I cried so much watching it last night. It's Simba from the Lion King with some footage that just seems to explain his relationship with his father who he lost. The video is just so well edited with various scences from the film that fit with the lyrics.

Put together with this song, it's just perfect. The video and the words just sum up me and my Dad perfectly, the fun, the laughs, always protecting me, looking out for me .....and now just the raw pain of missing him so badly and wishing so much just once God would let someone come back.

Simba & His Dad

hope you enjoy ,

I wish I could dance with you again Dad

(posted to grief songs aswell Marty :) )

"Dance with my Father again" by Luthor 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

Ooh, ooh

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


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

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Niamh,reading this,a memory popped into my head,of me dancing with my dad as a little girl.I would stand on his feet,and away we would go,dancing and spinning.And we would dance great...I was on his feet after all....It also makes me think of the wedding I just attended,watching the bride dance with her dad,and me,having my heart ripped out then and there.(sniff)

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AW loulou, I used to do the EXACT same thing with my Dad, I wish I could go back in time, be that little girl playing with her Dad without a worry or care in the world.

yeah I was thinking of you that day when I heard the song.

hugs hunny,


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