It has been two years and a half since my dad passed away. Here, listening to this song is like rubbing salt on open wound. Perhaps doing that would make the wound heal faster but then the scar would always be there to remind me of my loss. As the singer, despite knowing the promise of John 5:28, I would love to dance with my father again…
Dance with my Father was originally sung by Luther Vandross and covered by Kellie Coffey and Celine Dion among other artists but this is a cover I found on youtube. The song lyrics effectively gives you a feeling of longing not only for the singer but to those she loves most, his mom. I can’t help but cry when I listen to this song. As mentioned, I hold on to the promise of John 5:28 – yet, imperfect as could be I could only but long to see my dad who I haven’t seen in almost 7 years and would not until the promise is fulfilled.
One of the voices that you’d fell in love with yet gone so soon. Luther Vandross ranked #54 on Rolling Stone’s Magazine’s List of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time (will feature each one by one ha ha!). This is my favorite from Vandross…entitled I’d rather and part of it goes:
I’d rather have bad times with you, than good times with someone else
I’d rather be beside you in a storm, than safe and warm by myself
I’d rather have hard times together, than to have it easy apart
I’d rather have the one who holds my heart
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