11 February, 2011

The Dance // Garth Brooks

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.


  1. This song always reminds me of my Grandfather, he'd listen to it on Repeat.

  2. Good song man! I kinda like this style of music!