Dance With My Father Lyrics

Luther Vandross


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Luther Vandross, Richard Marx
album: Track 7 in album Dance With My Father
release date: 2003-6-10
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genres: Hip Hop Funk / Soul Pop
styles: Soul/Vocal/Contemporary R&B
length: 4:26
producer: Luther Vandross
mixer: Ray Bardani
recorded by: Ray Bardani
background vocals: Khadijah Mohammed, Tawatha Agee, Cissy Houston, Brenda White-King and Cindy Mizelle
additional keyboard: John Anderson
keyboard: Richard Marx

Cover Art

Luther Vandross Dance With My Father cover art
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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
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 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


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 If I Didn't Know Better
  • 2 Think About You
  • 3 If It Ain't One Thing (feat. Foxy Brown)
  • 4 Buy Me a Rose
  • 5 The Closer I Get to You (Duet With Beyonce Knowles)
  • 6 Lovely Day (feat. Busta Rhymes)
  • 7 Dance With My Father
  • 8 She Saw You
  • 9 Apologize
  • 10 Hit It Again (feat. Queen Latifah)
  • 11 Right in the Middle
  • 12 Once Were Lovers
  • 13 Lovely Day, Part II (feat. Busta Rhymes)
  • 14 They Said You Needed Me