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#1 ashey063009

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    Posted 12 February 2009 - 03:09 PM

    Hey All,

    I'm looking for a song for my dad and I to dance to in June. He isn't into country (sad, I know, I love it) and I'm very against bad 1970s music -- or anything that sounds like it.

    I'd really love something contemporary or funky, like a David Gray or Eva Cassidy. Any ideas?? Thanks a million in advance, you ladies always have so many great ideas!

    #2 nathanielthompsonphoto

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      Posted 17 February 2009 - 06:41 PM

      I'm not one of the ladies...

      ...but there are some great songs out there. Check out some suggestions in this thread:

      http://bestdestinati...com/forum/t4980

      For me, the song I'm going to dance to with my daughter on her wedding day is "Cinderella" by Steven Curtis Chapman - Not very funky, but describes exactly the way I feel about her.

      Check out these lyrics:

      She spins and she sways to whatever song plays,
      Without a care in the world.
      And I'm sittin' here wearin' the weight of the world on my shoulders.
      It's been a long day and there's still work to do,
      She's pulling at me saying "Dad I need you!
      There's a ball at the castle and I've been invited and I need to practice my dancin'"
      "Oh please, daddy, please!"

      So I will dance with Cinderella
      While she is here in my arms
      'Cause I know something the prince never knew
      Oh I will dance with Cinderella
      I don't wanna miss even one song,
      Cuz all too soon the clock will strike midnight
      And she'll be gone

      She says he's a nice guy and I'd be impressed
      She wants to know if I approve of the dress
      She says "Dad, the prom is just one week away,
      And I need to practice my dancin'"
      "Oh please, daddy, please!"

      So I will dance with Cinderella
      While she is here in my arms
      'Cause I know something the prince never knew
      Ohh-oh ohh-oh, I will dance with Cinderella
      I don't wanna miss even one song,
      Cuz all too soon the clock will strike midnight
      And she'll be gone
      She will be gone.

      Well, she came home today
      With a ring on her hand
      Just glowin' and tellin' us all they had planned
      She says "Dad, the wedding's still six months away
      but I need to practice my dancin'"
      "Oh please, daddy please!"

      So I will dance with Cinderella
      While she is here in my arms
      'Cause I know something the prince never knew
      Ohh-oh ohh-oh, I will dance with Cinderella
      I don't wanna miss even one song,
      (even one song)
      Cuz all too soon the clock will strike midnight
      And she'll be gone

      #3 cougs

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        Posted 17 February 2009 - 09:08 PM

        Quote:
        Originally Posted by ashey063009
        I'm looking for a song for my dad and I to dance to in June. He isn't into country (sad, I know, I love it)
        i have the opposite problem, LOL! i loathe most country music, but someone played heartland's "i loved her first" for him and he loves it. the lyrics are nice, so i'm gonna suck it up since it's what he picked and he loves it so much. i just really didn't want a tearjerker since i'm such a crybaby, LOL.

        #4 cougs

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          Posted 17 February 2009 - 09:08 PM

          Quote:
          Originally Posted by nathanielthompsonphoto
          For me, the song I'm going to dance to with my daughter on her wedding day is "Cinderella" by Steven Curtis Chapman - Not very funky, but describes exactly the way I feel about her.
          great lyrics, and i think it's wonderful that you found a song that reflects your personal father/daughter relationship. very sweet! :)

          #5 seaprincess

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            Posted 17 February 2009 - 10:05 PM

            I choose "Somewhere over the rainbow" by Iz for my father/daughter dance. It means something to us, so it was perfect
            Lindsay and Jamie - January 28, 2009

            #6 seaprincess

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              Posted 17 February 2009 - 10:05 PM

              I choose "Somewhere over the rainbow" by Iz for my father/daughter dance. It means something to us, so it was perfect
              Lindsay and Jamie - January 28, 2009

              #7 Jenn3878

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                Posted 17 February 2009 - 10:42 PM

                I checked around and found a song by Billy Joel, what do you guys think?

                Billy Joel - Lullaby (Good Night My Angel)

                YouTube - Billy Joel - Lullaby (Goodnight, My Angel) - with lyrics

                *Verse 1*
                Good night my angel time to close you eyes
                And save these questions for another day
                I think I know what you've been asking me
                I think you know what I've been trying to say

                I promised I would never leave you
                And you should always know
                Where ever you may go
                No matter where you are
                I never will be far away

                *Verse 2*
                Good night my angel now it's time to sleep
                And still so many things I want to say
                Remember all the songs you sang for me
                When we went sailing on an emerald bay

                And like a boat out on the ocean
                I'm rocking you to sleep
                The water's dark and deep
                Inside this ancient heart
                You'll always be a part of me

                (Musical Bridge)
                Do do do do...

                *Verse 3*
                Goodnight my angel now it's time to dream
                And dream how wondeful your life will be
                Someday your child will cry and if you sing this lullaby
                Then in your heart there will always be a part of me

                Someday we'll all be gone
                But lullabies go on and on
                They never die that's how you and I will be

                #8 cougs

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                  Posted 17 February 2009 - 10:55 PM

                  my best friend (MOH) used billy joel "lullaby" at her wedding and there wasn't a dry eye (my dad was there and even he got a little choked up) ... it's really beautiful.

                  #9 Jenn3878

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                    Posted 17 February 2009 - 11:09 PM

                    Yeah its the only one that has caught my attention :) I am such a sap though just listening to it makes me cry haha

                    #10 ashey063009

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                      Posted 18 February 2009 - 05:11 AM

                      Jenn, I love that song too!

                      Sorry Nathaniel, I forgot how many helpful gentlemen are on this site also, lol. Thanks for the song and link!




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