Song Review – I Hope You Dance


 I HOPE YOU DANCE

 

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder

You get your feel 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 close as 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 taking chances but they worth takin’

Lovin’ might be a mistake but it’s worth makin’

 

Don’t let some helping heart lead you bitter

When you come close to selling 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

 

This is a song introduced and recommended by a lovely sister (thx Ukht Khadijah!) not long ago. It was sung by Lee Ann Womack, an American country song singer. The song’s title would made you think this is just another typical love song, but spending sometime listening to the lyric made you realize it bring some thoughtful meanings. The title itself means hoping you would get up and put your best effort in life. By using the word ‘dance’, the song is referring to an act that needs courage, confidence, knowledge and also skill to be accomplished. Now just from the title you can see how deep the song’s approach is. The lyrics itself is full with words of motivation, encouragement, and advice that is so nicely written and arranged, making it grows easily in your mind and heart. But then what are lyrics without the music right? Combining country-music and ballads as its genre, it fits beautifully with the lyrics. The singer’s uniqueness in both voice and singing-style made it a memorable and extraordinary song. Enough with all the appraisal, why don’t you check it out yourself at this link below:

 

http://www.last.fm/music/Lee+Ann+Womack/I+Hope+You+Dance

 

Or if it’s too long waiting for the song to load, why don’t you visit my blog with the song playing automatically once you open it:

 

www.imannailah.blogspot.com

 

 

An advice, you may felt overwhelmed by this review, but take a few minutes and listen to it for a few times because a song’s music is like the first impression, the appearance of a person while the lyrics are the person’s personality, the persona when you get to know them. So get to know both of them when you listen to this song!

 

IMANNAILAH 2008

noradrenaline2001@yahoo.com

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