HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » what sad songs get you th... » Reply #44

Reply #44

In the discussion thread: what sad songs get you through? [View all]

Response to bench scientist (Original post)

Tue Dec 11, 2012, 03:16 AM

44. "For a Dancer"



Keep a fire burning in your eye
Pay attention to the open sky
You never know what will be coming down
I don't remember losing track of you
You were always dancing in and out of view
I must have thought you'd always be around
Always keeping things real by playing the clown
Now you're nowhere to be found

I don't know what happens when people die
Can't seem to grasp it as hard as I try
It's like a song I can hear playing right in my ear
That I can't sing
I can't help listening
And I can't help feeling stupid standing 'round
Crying as they ease you down
'Cause I know that you'd rather we were dancing
Dancing our sorrow away
(Right on dancing)
No matter what fate chooses to play
(There's nothing you can do about it anyway)

Just do the steps that you've been shown
By everyone you've ever known
Until the dance becomes your very own
No matter how close to yours
Another's steps have grown
In the end there is one dance you'll do alone

Keep a fire for the human race
Let your prayers go drifting into space
You never know what will be coming down
Perhaps a better world is drawing near
And just as easily it could all disappear
Along with whatever meaning you might have found
Don't let the uncertainty turn you around
(The world keeps turning around and around)
Go on and make a joyful sound

Into a dancer you have grown
From a seed somebody else has thrown
Go on ahead and throw some seeds of your own
And somewhere between the time you arrive
And the time you go
May lie a reason you were alive
But you'll never know

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 81 replies Author Time Post
bench scientist Dec 2012 OP
KT2000 Dec 2012 #1
bench scientist Dec 2012 #2
JaneyVee Dec 2012 #3
bench scientist Dec 2012 #5
JaneyVee Dec 2012 #7
Wounded Bear Dec 2012 #4
bench scientist Dec 2012 #6
yardwork Dec 2012 #8
bench scientist Dec 2012 #13
yardwork Dec 2012 #15
bench scientist Dec 2012 #36
Bonobo Dec 2012 #9
bench scientist Dec 2012 #19
Melinda Dec 2012 #75
Bonobo Dec 2012 #79
sabrina 1 Dec 2012 #10
bench scientist Dec 2012 #16
sabrina 1 Dec 2012 #25
Hekate Dec 2012 #50
wendylaroux Dec 2012 #11
bench scientist Dec 2012 #17
Cracklin Charlie Dec 2012 #12
bench scientist Dec 2012 #14
Rowdyboy Dec 2012 #18
Buns_of_Fire Dec 2012 #20
lumberjack_jeff Dec 2012 #21
bench scientist Dec 2012 #65
sadbear Dec 2012 #22
Bonobo Dec 2012 #23
RainDog Dec 2012 #24
mzteaze Dec 2012 #26
DreamGypsy Dec 2012 #27
roody Dec 2012 #28
greyl Dec 2012 #29
Smarmie Doofus Dec 2012 #30
DreamGypsy Dec 2012 #31
sabrina 1 Dec 2012 #38
chalky Dec 2012 #32
bench scientist Dec 2012 #64
DreamGypsy Dec 2012 #33
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Dec 2012 #34
AtheistCrusader Dec 2012 #35
DreamGypsy Dec 2012 #37
Tikki Dec 2012 #39
Promethean Dec 2012 #40
Tunkamerica Dec 2012 #41
ErikJ Dec 2012 #42
ashling Dec 2012 #43
LineReply "For a Dancer"
Waiting For Everyman Dec 2012 #44
Smarmie Doofus Dec 2012 #55
pamela Dec 2012 #70
Waiting For Everyman Dec 2012 #71
CTyankee Dec 2012 #45
DeSwiss Dec 2012 #46
coalition_unwilling Dec 2012 #47
Hekate Dec 2012 #48
Fumesucker Dec 2012 #49
Violet_Crumble Dec 2012 #51
Waiting For Everyman Dec 2012 #52
lob1 Dec 2012 #53
Rhiannon12866 Dec 2012 #54
hobbit709 Dec 2012 #56
kydo Dec 2012 #57
NuttyFluffers Dec 2012 #58
napkinz Dec 2012 #59
alcibiades_mystery Dec 2012 #60
bench scientist Dec 2012 #63
duhneece Dec 2012 #61
watrwefitinfor Dec 2012 #62
Rider3 Dec 2012 #66
barbtries Dec 2012 #67
Fawke Em Dec 2012 #68
DreamGypsy Dec 2012 #69
Mister Ed Dec 2012 #72
0rganism Dec 2012 #73
DevonRex Dec 2012 #74
BeyondGeography Dec 2012 #76
izzybeans Dec 2012 #77
lonestarnot Dec 2012 #78
PDJane Dec 2012 #80
Matariki Dec 2012 #81
Please login to view edit histories.