I hope you dance- Lee Ann Womack

My best friend lost her mother about five months ago. I was with her the whole entire time and during the three days I didn't leave her side, she kept listening to "I hope you dance" over and over again on the computer.


I just let it happen because I didn't know what
was going through her mind. I finally asked her why she kept on playing the song.

She was teary eyed and finaly said, "this was
the song that my mom and I chose as our song. It means a lot and is like a book in a song that tells about a life. It is my mom's final thing that she wanted to say to me, and it tells the story of her life."

We already knew that was going to be the song played at her funeral, and it was. It was a beautiful song to hear being played at a funeral. It was slow enough, and it has a great
meaning and telling the importance of life, and not to let it slip away. This song is a perfect song for any occasion as well as a
funeral.


Lyrics:

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,
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....I hope you dance.
I hope you 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.)

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....I hope you dance.
I hope you 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.)

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I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack

by Michael
(Washington)

When my sister's husband died in 2004 they did a montage played to the song, "I Hope You Dance" and it was incredible.




Other good songs for a funeral are

* "1000 Oceans" by Tori Amos



* "More Than Words" by Westlife



* "By Your Side" by Sade


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I hope you dance

This song is to be played at my funeral for my 3 boys. I love the lyrics and it says everything I have always told my boys.
So when I am not here to say it to them anymore this song says it all. It makes me cry every time I hear it.

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I hope you dance - leeann womack

Played this song when my mother passed of cancer. My twin sister and I were the youngest (12yrs) of 4 daughters. This song reminds me of her and what she hopes for us in the future since she isn't here to tell us.. Rip Carol Marie Gill

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