“Dance With My Father” – performed by Luther Vandross

“Dance With My Father” – performed by Luther 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

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
When 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 how mama would cry for him
I’d pray for her even more than me
I’d pray for her even more than me

I know I’m praying for much to much
But could you send her
The only man she loved
I know you don’t do it usually
But Dear Lord
She’s dying to dance with my father again

Every night I fall asleep
And this is all I ever dream

If you are trying to look for a song which you can play during the funeral service of your dad or a father figure in your life, then one of the best songs that you will be able to find is “Dance With My Father” which was performed by Luther Vandross.

Vandross together with Richard Marx wrote the song. The lyrics remind the children of the deceased father of all the good memories that they may have with their dad. Although those memories may be just simple gestures or common activities, people will try to understand the importance of those events when their father is already gone.

When you hold the cremation urns that contain your father’s remains, you will realize that nothing in this world is permanent. Even your dad whom you have always thought to be as your hero will also succumb to the reality of death.

This song also tells the guests to never take their fathers for granted. The lyrics even say, “Never dreamed that he would be gone from me”.  It portrays a very good message to everyone and not just the immediate family.

www.songmeanings.net is a great site that you should visit. This will be where you can find a lot of funeral songs with meanings similar to this.