While I was born in California, I was raised in East Tennessee, and thus have an appreciation for good country music.  I haven’t listened to it quite some time however.  Recently though, I was feeling a bit southern and looked up some of my favorite artists from when I was younger.  The first on my list was Garth.  The Dance, is such a beautiful melody, and the message has new meaning now that I am older, and perhaps, maybe, just a bit wiser.

Looking back on the memory of
The dance we shared ‘neath the stars above
For a moment all the world was right
How could I have known that you’d ever say goodbye

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

Holding you I held everything
For a moment wasn’t I a king
But if I’d only known how the king would fall
Hey who’s to say you know I might have changed it all

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

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