April 11, 2011

A-Z - "I Hope you Dance"

i know i'm supposed to be doing quotes, but this is my blog and i can change if i want to. :) so today i'm sharing a song that spoke to me when i first thought about writing. though i don't dance to music, i do dance with words.

i hope it speaks to you.



I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat
But always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed
I hope you still feel small
When you stand beside the ocean
Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance

And when you get the choice
to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance
I hope you dance

I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Living might mean taking chances
But they're worth taking
Lovin' might be a mistake
But it's worth making
Don't let some hell bent heart
Leave you bitter
When you come close to selling out
Reconsider
Give the heavens above
More than just a passing glance

And when you get the choice
to sit it out or dance
I hope you dance
(Time is a wheel in constant motion always)
I hope you dance
(Rolling us along)
I hope you dance
(Tell me who)
I hope you dance
(Wants to look back on their years and wonder)
(Where those years have gone)

I hope you still feel small
When you stand beside the ocean
Whenever one door closes, I hope one more opens
Promise me that you'll give faith a fighting chance

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance
Dance
I hope you dance
I hope you dance
(Time is a wheel in constant motion always)
I hope you dance
(Rolling us along)
I hope you dance
(Tell me who)
(Wants to look back on their years and wonder)
I hope you dance
(Where those years have gone)

9 comments:

Dawn Embers said...

Excellent choice. I love this song.

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Those are wonderful lyrics, even if I don't remember the song.

K.C. Woolf said...

Beautiful lyrics. Thank you for sharing.

GigglesandGuns said...

I presented a small book with a cd of this song to my great-grandson when he was born. It is my wish for him.

C R Ward said...

Great choice for the letter "I". I love this song. :-)

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Jemi Fraser said...

Those words are so powerful! I hope we all dance too!

LittleWomen21 said...

I LOVE THIS SONG!!!

Mary Bongiorno said...

I love this. God my Heavenly Father gave this to me in the most special way.I was telling one of my daughters about and the tv changed channels and the song played, Neat it wasn't listed or even programed, He listens and answers in the precious ways