Sunday, June 15, 2014

Luther Vandross - "Dance With My Father" (with lyrics)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This post is Part I of a four part series on positive, non-religious African American songs about fathers. This post showcases the video and lyrics to the 2003 "Dance With My Father" by Luther Vandross. Information about this song is also included in this post.

Click for Part II of this series. Part II showcases the song "Color Him Father" by the Winstons.

Click for Part III of this series. Part III showcases the song "Let Me Be The Man My Daddy Was" by The Chi-Lites.

Click for Part IV of this series. Part IV showcases the song "Patches" as sung by Chairman Of The Board and as sung by Clarence Carter.

The content of this post is provided for cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes

Thanks to Luther Vandross & Richard Marx for composing this song. Thanks to Luther Vandross for performing this song. Thanks also to the producer of this video, the transcribers of this song, and the publisher of this videos on YouTube.

"Dance with My Father" is the title track to singer-songwriter Luther Vandross' thirteenth studio album. With Richard Marx, Vandross wrote the song based on his personal experience. Its heart touching lyrics recall childhood memories with Vandross' father, who used to dance with his mother.

Despite the lack of promotion due in part to Vandross' hospitalization, "Dance with My Father" became one of the most requested songs at the time. During the 2003 Grammy Awards, "Dance with My Father" earned Vandross the Song of the Year and Best Male R&B Vocal Performance accolades."

SHOWCASE EXAMPLE: Luther Vandross - Dance With My Father

LutherVandrossVEVO, Published November 27, 2012

(Luther Vandross & Richard Marx)

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 ‘til 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
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 again

Sometimes I’d listen outside her door
And I’d hear how my mother cried for him
I pray for her even more than me
I pray for her even more than me
I know I’m praying for much too much
But could you send back 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

Source: Lyrics posted by Levigamer

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