I played this song at funerals for my son Noa Andrew, b. 8/20/96 d 10/21/96, and my daughter Claire Nichole b. 2/11/03 d. 2/15/03. It is a very strong and meaningful song weather you are a fan of country music or not. To this day I have a hard time hearing it just because of the memories it invokes, but the theory of the song is that, sure it hurts, but would it be worth it to lose the pain, if you had to lose the memories?
"I could have missed the pain, but I'd have had to miss the dance"
It is so beautiful, and every time I hear it I cry.
"And now I'm glad I didn't know The way it all would end the way it all would go Our lives are better left to chance I could have missed the pain But I'd have had to miss the dance Yes my life is better left to chance I could have missed the pain but I'd have had to miss the dance"