Hive Open Mic Week 121( Family Love) Amor De Familia

in #hive-10578618 days ago

Dear Hivers,

This is just my second week taking part in the open mic and so I was really pleased to have a lovely theme like this.

For me, there is no more emotionally charged song about the love of a family member than this one, 'Dance With My Father' by Luther Vandross and Richard Marx. I really hope you think I've done it justice.

It's based on Luther's own experience of losing his Father when he was only 7 years old. His co-writer Richard Marx had also recently lost his own Father, so it is truly written from the heart.

The song tells how the singer misses his Father after he has passed away. He remembers dancing together with both his Mother and Father when he was a child and wishes for one last time to be able to do this, with a song that never comes to an end. He recounts how he prayed and asked God to send back his Father because his Mother was so torn apart by her loss.

Below is the link to listen to Luther Vandross singing this beautiful song. Get those tissues ready because if you haven't heard it before, it'll make you cry.

Back when I was a child
Before life removed all the innocence
My father would lift me high
And dance with my mother and me and then
Spin me around till I fell asleep
Then up the stairs he would carry me
And I knew for sure I was loved

If I could get another chance
Another walk, another dance with him
I'd play a song that would never ever end
How I'd love, love, love to dance with my father again, ooh

When I and my mother would disagree
To get my way I would run from her to him
He'd make me laugh just to comfort me, yeah, yeah
Then finally make me do just what my momma said
Later that night when I was asleep
He left a dollar under my sheet
Never dreamed that he would be gone from me

If I could steal one final glance, one final step
One final dance with him
I'd play a song that would never ever end
'Cause I'd love, love, love to dance with my father again

Sometimes I'd listen outside her door
And I'd hear how my mother cried for him
I pray for her even more than me
I pray for her even more than me

I know I'm praying for much too much
But could you send back the only man she loved?
I know you don't do it usually
But dear Lord she's dying to dance with my father again

Every night I fall asleep and this is all I ever dream

Lyrics from Google/Musixmatch


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This song is absolutely beautiful! You've done it justice with your perfect playing and great voice.

Undoubtedly an emotional piece. Congrats!
Thanks for sharing your talent!

Thank you for your kind words

Beautiful. Music can move us even when there's no lyrics or we don't understand them, but this has it all.


Thanks Steve..Honestly I struggle to get through it without breaking down.

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I love you doing this one, you've got a perfect warm voice for it!

Is that the microphone that records it, i.e. from the side there?
That's amazing from that distance if it is...

Yes that's the mic I used to record with. It picks up the vocal and piano really well.

Wow, that's pretty cool!
What model is it, Barbara?

It's an SEx1....yes it looks like the word 'sexy'..deliberate move by the manufacturers I think.

😂🤣 brilliant.. thanks!

The truth is that this has been apotheosis, I had not had the joy of enjoying one of your entries, and the truth is that we have enjoyed it from beginning to end. You have a beautiful talent and you make magic with your hands.
Thank you for this wonderful jewel, we are looking forward to see you next week, please don't forget to support with a nice comment to the other members of the community.

Thank you so much for your kind words. I've been listening to some of the other entries already and there are some great musicians here.

Hi Barbara, nice to meet you, and welcome to your 2nd presentation in the community, what a luxury to have an artist like you among so many others in this great family 🙌😀💛; no doubt you sing beautifully and play in an incredible way, doing both things is what demonstrates your talent to perfection. Your voice is sweet, powerful, you have clean vibratos, well placed, better said you are very cool. Your voice reminds me a lot of Disney movie soundtracks, I simply loved it 💖!!!!

It has been a pleasure to visit you and listen to you, I hope you will join us week after week, as you get to know our friends they will support you a lot, see you next time... You Rockkk!!!! 👍😉🔥🎙️🎹🎶❤️🌟🥂💥💫💯

Hi Fernanblog, thank you so much for your kind words.♥️ There are so many good musicians in this community. It's a real treat to listen to music performed with such honesty. 😀

I'm glad you feel that way 🙌😀💛, we try to give a big message and always focus on Global Harmony, as the community's mission 🙏💖🌍🌎🌏☮️🕊️

WOW this was very beautiful and professional, what an incredible voice and how well you play the piano, a lot of love here, I congratulate you ♥🌻🌼🎹

Thank you so much for your encouragement.

I always sing this song also. This very touchy song and I very like it.

I love this song and I love your cover. Brilliant Barbara!


Thank you so much x

wooooow what a beautiful voice friend @purplesinger, I really like how you play the piano and each note in its perfect musical scale! I loved!

Hi @williepicana. Thank you so much for your kind comments and for the follow.

Wow! what a lovely rendition. This song always bring tears to my eyes and just captivates the soul. Thank you for sharing to us your lovely voice. New follower here.

Hi @aideleijoie, thank you for your kind comments. I can barely sing it because it makes me cry every time. thank you for the follow. Much appreciated.