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Today's song of the day is The Dance by Garth Brooks. Written by Tony Arata and released in 1989, it was the first and biggest hit of Garth Brooks career and propelled him to super stardom. The songs lyrics describe how every moment in life is important and that if we could erase the bad parts then the good parts would also be erased. It is a popular song at weddings as a first dance. Let me know what you think.
The DanceLooking back on the memory ofThe dance we shared 'neath the stars aboveFor a moment all the world was rightHow could I have known that you'd ever say goodbyeAnd now I'm glad I didn't knowThe way it all would end the way it all would goOur lives are better left to chanceI could have missed the painBut I'd have had to miss the danceHolding you I held everythingFor a moment wasn't I a kingBut if I'd only known how the king would fallHey who's to say you know I might have changed it allAnd now I'm glad I didn't knowThe way it all would end the way it all would goOur lives are better left to chanceI could have missed the painBut I'd have had to miss the danceYes my life is better left to chanceI could have missed the painBut I'd have had to miss the danceThis song was inspired by a scene from the film "Peggy Sue Got Married" (1986). Tony Arata said, "Kathleen Turner discovers she can't alter one aspect of her past without affecting the rest."Tony Arata recalled on his website the times when he and Garth Brooks were still little-know songwriters, "We were both doing whatever we could to stay in Nashville, trying to get our songs heard by anybody." When Brooks heard "The Dance", he told Arata that he would record it if he'd ever get a record deal.The music video for this song shows several American prominent figures, including Martin Luther King Jr., John F. Kennedy, John Wayne.This song won "Song of the Year" and "Video of the Year" awards by the Academy of Country Music 1990.