I Hope We Dance

18 Jul

Lee Ann Womack’s signature song, written by Tia Sillers and Mark Sanders, is called “I Hope You Dance”. It won the Grammy Award for Best Country Song and also the Country Music Award for Song Of The Year in 2001, and for good reason – it has such a great “hook” line:

And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance.
I hope you dance….I hope you dance.

Last night, at about 11:30 PM, the lyrics of the song came to me as we joined others in Piazza Republicca after dinner. A band was playing, people were gathering, and a few of us started dancing with the lead singer.  Surrounded by ancient buildings, the words seem to fit perfectly for old and young alike…

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder, (Go Len!)

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I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the ocean, (or amazing antiquities!)

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(or comfortable dancing with the lead singer!)

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May you never take one single breath for granted,
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Give the heavens above more than just a passing glance,
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And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance,
I hope you dance….I hope you dance.
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According to Sillers, this song is about taking chances and not being afraid to try something new. In our travels, and in life in general, may we always choose to dance!
Ciao,
Judy
For more of Lee Ann Womack’s signature song, click below.

 

 

 

 

 

 

10 Responses to “I Hope We Dance”

  1. Yvonne Wilson July 18, 2014 at 4:09 PM #

    This post is just amazing! It touched right to the heart of how i feel when in Italy! It reminded me of a very special memory of dancing in the rain in Piazza San Marco in Venice with a niece of mine who sadly died not long after that trip. While she lay dying she told me it had been her lifes dream to accomplish that and that memory filled her thoughts at the end. Thank you for such wonderful blogs and for sharing your joys and keep on dancing!!

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    • blogginginitaly July 19, 2014 at 2:06 AM #

      Oh, Yvonne, thanks for your note. How sad but wonderful for your niece. Of course, you can just close your eyes and picture it all exactly! And yes, we’ll keep on dancing for sure.

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  2. Carol Kadison July 18, 2014 at 4:33 PM #

    Loved this !

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    WordPress.com blogginginitaly posted: “Lee Ann Womack’s signature song, written by Tia Sillers and Mark Sanders, is called “I Hope You Dance”. It won the Grammy Award for Best Country Song and also the Country Music Award for Song Of The Year in 2001, and for good reason – it has such a great “

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  3. Sandy Holswade July 18, 2014 at 4:57 PM #

    Go Len and Judy!

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  4. loren larsen July 18, 2014 at 7:40 PM #

    So of course I’m crying. The pictures of you and Uncle Len, the memories of Italy, the sense of freedom and wonder and possibility and history I have when I’m there. What a powerful and beautiful post! And of course, the fact that this was the song I danced to with Dad at my wedding…I need a tissue. xoxo

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    • blogginginitaly July 19, 2014 at 2:11 AM #

      Loren, I’m glad you reminded me you danced to this song at your wedding…I had forgotten, but of course now I can see it all! And so true about how being here stirs the sense of wonder…it’s all around us. Love to all and can’t wait to see you!!! xoxo

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  5. maryshoobridge July 19, 2014 at 3:46 AM #

    What a wonderful sight! Makes me want to be back in Italy dancing in the streets!

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