i hope you dance

I Hope You Dance is a song, made famous by a country singer, Lee Ann Womack. So famous, it was called Womack's signature tune. It won several Grammys and made to the top of several charts in Billboard. Anyway, the song was written by Tia Sillers and Mark Sanders. On one of the interviews, Sillers said that she wrote the song while she's going through a painful divorce. She came up with the line "I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean" when she's on her getaway in the Florida Gulf Coast.

The song is talking much about being brave and taking chances. In Womack's video, it appears that Womack is singing this lovely song to her daughters.
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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 never fear those mountains in the distance
Never settle for the path of least resistance
Livin' might mean takin' chances, but they're worth takin'
Lovin' might be a mistake, but it's worth makin'

Don't let some hell-bent heart leave you bitter
When you come close to sellin' 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 rolling us along
Tell me who wants to look back on their years
And wonder, where those years have gone

1 comment:

  1. Syairnya bagus, Lex! Love the lyrics! Will check the video (and the singing) later. Thankies!

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