Joe Jencks

Dance with Me

from I Hear Your Voice

I wrote this song for my wife Lynn, while I was on my first national tour a few years back.  I don't write many love songs, and I couldn't have written this one when I was younger.  Something about a little maturity has brought me new insight in relationship.  Thanks, Lynn, for your constant love, and work at being a whole & healthy person.

It's not the way you look or how you comb your hair
But how you look at me that makes me want to stare
And how you hold me with that question in your eyes that says
"Do you still love me, now please don't lie?"

I remember my first dance with you
The way that time just stopped as we waltzed around the room
A perfect moment captured inside our embrace
And all the joy I felt, reflected on your face (when I said)

Dance with me through all that life may bring
As a sign of friendship will you wear this ring?
It's a symbol of the love I feel for you
A small reminder that sometimes dreams come true

I remember conversations late into the night
Hopes that came alive by the dancing candle light
A sudden understanding, dreams are big enough for two
I asked you for your hand, and gave my heart to you (when I said)

Dance with me through all that life may bring
As a sign of promise will you wear this golden ring?
It's a symbol of the love I feel for you
A small reminder that sometimes dreams come true

Paper hearts and postage stamps, letters and replies
Flowers and a white dress, a brand new suit and tie
Friends and family gather as they offer up this prayer
For happiness and health, and a long life we can share

Now the work that I have chosen often takes me far away
There's not much time for dancing in our lives from day to day
It's natural for you to wonder if I still hold true
To the promises we made, when we said "I Do!"

Dance with me through all that life may bring
As a sign of faithfulness I wear this wedding ring
A sacred symbol of the love I feel for you
A small reminder that sometimes dreams come true

A reminder of a promise that in our love dreams come true

© 2000, 2003 Joe Jencks

updated: 9 years ago