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Music Box Dancer

The music box dancer is so young and sweet
 turning on a pedestal up on her feet
Admiring her beauty makes all of us feel
 special people in our lives could be this real

But only one could be seen through his eyes
 she’s the brightest star up in his sky
Now she’s gone and he seems so alone
 crying and remembering just how she’d grown

Though every father has his own dreams
 this little girl became more than she seems
To him, his life would be so incomplete
 without his ballerina with the dancing feet

So for her he wrote this beautiful song
 telling her together was where they both belonged
Again in his arms she gives him a kiss
 tells about the good and bad, all that he’s missed

She has her own life and now he’s gone
 but always on that pedestal he put her on
His star will always shine while dancing ‘til dawn
 his music and his dancer will go on and on

Copyright © Shani Fassbender

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  1. Date: 3/20/2011 4:19:00 PM
    Thanks, Jeff; did you ever hear the song "Music Box Dancer" by Frank Mills? It is from the 80's and is played with piano only and no words. He wrote it for his daughter. My dad gave me a music box with this song and I was inspired in my teens to write lyrics for this beautiful tune.

  1. Date: 3/20/2011 3:10:00 PM
    Very touching and introspective. A father's thought on his little girl are beautiful yet bittersweet. Thank you