The Dance
By Tony Arata

Looking back on the memory of
The dance we shared 'neath 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.

copyright 1989 Morganactive Songs Inc.
From the album "The Dance" by Dave Koz,
Copyright 1999 Capitol Records

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