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
The Dance written by Tony Arata, performed by Garth Brooks, 1990
A song with a double meaning, both as a love song and a song for a person that has died for something they believed in, The Dance is one of the most moving and woeful yet inspiring songs I have ever listened to. Here, Tony Arata performs his song live. But below is the version Garth Brooks made famous.
I absolutely love this song. I can listen to it a thousands times a day for years, and still feel the same emotion and power of the lyrics.