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      Father-Daughter-Dance


You arrive all ruddy and red
Barely the size of my hand
I can’t do much, stand next to your mom
And hold on her hand
Then they pass you, wrapped up in white
To a home in the crook of my arm
Life just got simple, my only job
Keep this baby from harm

One sudden cry, heart in my mouth
Scare your daddy to death
Sneak in late, put my hand on your back
Feel soft for your breath
A night light low, bend over the crib
Kiss the side of your head
A smile grows, a thank you to God
Wander barefoot to bed

CHORUS I
You pull away the harder I hold
That’s only a natural thing
To me, you’ll never ever grow old
Your life a perpetual spring
But one day, you’ll get in a car
Start a life by moving away
Will you promise me
Will you promise me
Will you promise me
To always save a father/daughter dance.

Can’t even walk yet, and I can see
A ballerina in pink
Or a tomboy at the top of a tree
Which one do you think?
It doesn’t matter as long as you’re whole
And as happy as a girl can be
(I wonder)
Will you act more like your mom
Or will you be more like me?

CHORUS II
You pull away the harder I hold
That’s only a natural thing
To me, you’ll never ever grow old
Your life a perpetual spring
Then one day, you’ll find room in your heart for another man
Will you promise me
Will you promise me
Will you promise me
To always save a father/daughter dance

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