Dance With My Father

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Dance With My Father

Grammy Award for Song of the Year 2004

Back when I was a child, 回想起當我還是個孩子的時候
Before life removed all the innocence. 當生活還沒有帶走我所有純真的時候
My father would lift me high, 的父親會高高地舉起我
And dance with my mother and me, and then 和我和我的母親一起跳舞,然後
spin me around 'til I fell asleep. 他抱著我飛快的旋轉,直到我睡去
Then up the stairs, he would carry me. 然後他抱我上樓
And I knew for sure I was loved. 我確實的知道我是被愛著的

If I could get another chance, 如果我可以得到另一個機會,
Another walk, another dance with him. 另一次散步,另一次和父親跳舞
I'd play a song that would never, ever end. 我將會唱一首永遠也不會結束的舞曲
How I'd love,love to dance with my father again. 我是那麼渴望,渴望,渴望,再一次和父親跳舞

When I an' my mother would disagree, 當我和母親有爭執的時候
To get my way, I would run from her to him. 為了堅持我的想法,我會從她那跑到他那
He'd make me laugh just to comfort me, 他只是安慰我並且使我歡笑
Then finally make me do just what my Momma said. 最後使我順從了媽媽
Later that night while I was asleep, 那夜晚稍後當我睡熟了的時候
He left a dollar under my sheet. 他在我的被單的下面留下了一塊錢
Never dreamed that he would be gone from me. 我從未夢想過了他會離我遠去

If I could steal one final glance, 如果可以偷到最後的一瞥,
One final step, one final dance with him, 最後的一步,和父親最後的跳舞
I'd play a song that would never, ever end. 我將會唱一首永遠也不會結束的舞曲
Coz I'd love, love, love, love to dance with my father again. 因為我是那麼渴望,渴望,渴望,再一次和父親跳舞

Sometimes I'd listen outside her door, 有時我在媽媽的門外偷聽
I'd hear how my Momma cried for him. 聽到母親如何為父親哭泣
I'd pray for her even more than me. 我為她祈禱甚過自己
I'd pray for her even more than me. 親愛的我為她祈禱甚過自己啊

I know I'm praying for much too much, 我知道我現在只能更多祈禱
But could you send back the only man she loved. 但是你能給回母親她唯一鍾愛的男人嗎?
I know you don't do it usually, 我知道你通常不會這樣做
But, dear Lord, she's dyin' to dance with my father again. 但親愛的上帝呀,她是如此渴望能再與父親共舞而正走向死亡啊

Every night I fall asleep and this is all I ever dream. 每個夜晚我睡著,這便成了我所有的夢
I know you don't do it usually, 我知道你通常不會這樣做
But, dear Lord, she's dyin' to dance with my father again. 但親愛的上帝呀,她是如此渴望能再與父親共舞而正走向死亡啊