As I’ve written before, finding really appropriate songs for parent dances is one of the most problematic musical choices. Fortunately, there are lots of great options. Rod Stewart’s version of the Bob Dylan song Forever Young is one of my favorites. The lyrics are absolutely beautiful. A parent giving loving advice to their child, and letting them know that even when the child grows older, he/she will always be there to love and protect them. Sounds pretty good to me.
May the good Lord be with you down every road you roam.
And may sunshine and happiness surround you when you’re far from home.
And my you grow to be proud, dignified and true.
And do unto others as you’d have done to you.
Be courageous and be brave. And in my heart you’ll always stay forever young.
May good fortune be with you, may your guiding light be strong,
Build a stairway to heaven with a prince or a vagabond.
And may you never love in vain. And in my heart you will remain forever young.
And when you finally fly away, I’ll be hoping that I served you well.
For all the wisdom of a lifetime, no one can ever tell.
But whatever road you choose, I’m right behind you win or lose,
Looking over the lyrics again, I think this just might be the perfect parent dance.
Let me know what you think!