Song Analysis

Topics: Love, Luther Vandross, Billboard Hot 100 Pages: 4 (1299 words) Published: December 6, 2011

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

Tyeishia Bailey
November 15, 2011
Prof. G. Morgan
Literary Forms
Dance with My Father
Luther Vandross was born April 20, 1951 and died July 1, 2005. He was an American singer, songwriter, and record producer. During his career, Vandross sold over twenty-five million albums and won eight Grammy Awards including Best Male R&B Vocal Performance four times. Also, he won four Grammy Awards in 2004 including “Song of the Year” for the track "Dance with My Father" ( In the 1980’s Luther Vandross opened up to the world after being a part of several duets and groups one titled “Luther”. In 1984, Vandross signed to Epic Records were he...

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