Dance With My Father

(this was chosen as layout of the day at Scrapperie for December 15, 2007)

When i found out that this week's challenge at scrapperie is to make a layout that includes at least two lines of a song with a photo of the person that reminds you of the said song...No second thoughts, i immediately knew that i would be making one layout of my father again...The lyrics are 99% accurate regarding my thoughts, my prayers and my sadness...




Dance With My Father (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 '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
very night I fall asleep and this is all I ever dream

6 comments:

monet said...
December 13, 2007 at 1:27 PM

our song. hehe.

Cathy said...
December 14, 2007 at 3:55 PM

So very beautiful!

Candy Bonoan-Lagazon said...
December 16, 2007 at 4:40 PM

Marj! This LO is sooo lovely! You are so obviously daddy's girl. I envy your relationship with him. Good luck!

Wati Basri said...
December 18, 2007 at 10:40 AM

that is a lovely song...it never fails to make me cry!! and great layout as well!!

Anna Zalamea said...
December 19, 2007 at 6:19 PM

What a beautiful layout, Marj!! And the lyrics just got me all teary-eyed. I could tell that this layout was really made with love and comes from the heart. What a beautiful tribute to your dad! TFS!

C70 said...
December 25, 2007 at 12:41 AM

beautiful page, Marj!

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