What does I Hope You Dance mean?

Lee Ann Womack: I Hope You Dance Meaning

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I Hope You Dance Lyrics

I hope you never lose your sense of wonder
You get your fill to eat, but always keep that hunger
May you never take one single breath for granted
God forbid love ever leave you empty handed

I hope you still feel small when you stand beside the...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    May 19th 2011 !⃝

    This is a song that tells how every moment changes... all we have to do is to be very active and energetic... whatever happens to our life, it may be sadness or happiness, always bring a smile and keep moving forward... for life is a constant change... just be positive...


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    Dec 29th 2010 !⃝

    It is a song about living life from the standpoint of doing a dance...when life throws you curbs and twists as it will the author's desire is that we keep dancing. Dancing causes us to keep moving inventing new steps for every new beat. i love this song and i love dancing. Thi si what it means to me.


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Nov 14th 2012 !⃝

    I love this song. My mom always sung it to me when I was little, so I would fall asleep. To me it means to live life at the fullest. When u get knocked down, get back up and dance. I cry every I hear this song.

    I Hope You Dance:)

  4. anonymous
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    May 3rd 2023 !⃝

    Since it's about what we feel about it, I think this song speaks to me in a many levels deep and sound beautiful extremely beautiful saying to give a life a chance to have faith again to not loose hope or give in it's about living and not just existing and whenever we get a choice to do something which we have never done just take a step ahead and do it and when they're an Opportunity in front of you grab it just take the chance while we are living, and whenever we find ourselves hitting the rock bottoms and find all of our problems getting bigger n bigger imagine how small our problems would be if we just look at our universe if we just look at the situation from a greater perspective(indicated by an ocean) and i hope you dance (I hope you live instead of existing) so yeahh!!
    It was actually shared to me by a friend who cared alot for me n i being a pessimistic nature person he gave me this song to listen I'm grateful he didtoday whenever I feel myself loosing n giving up easily I listen this song n it still gives me hope and faith to move on despite all the things seeming too big or inevitable it gives that spite of hope that helps me pass through this situations. Thankyou :) I'm grateful for this

  5. anonymous
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    Sep 16th 2020 !⃝

    I think it is an encouragement to people to always make use of every opportunity that comes there way.(I hope you dance)
    It's also an encouragement to kindness and goodness not Tobe polluted by what other people do to us that is Eve.(Don't let some hell bent heart live you bitter)

  6. anonymous
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    Jun 16th 2019 !⃝

    I was with my brother and I’m at Nashville to record this new song I hope you danc, but my brother drove me to the record label and Jonas brothers went with me, I record that song at the demo tape near the mailbox is, I put it there and email it to Shane, and Darius, and see what they like about it. Then when they called lee Ann Womack, she wanted to do I hope you dance, but I have three female singers who could sing backup with me.

  7. anonymous
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    Aug 7th 2018 !⃝

    My baby girl growing up
    I hope she listens to God when that door opens and accept when then door closes it's just not meant to be cause Angels watching over you take the challenge if you fail get up again and do it better

  8. anonymous
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    Aug 29th 2017 !⃝

    To me it means that when the opportunity knocks , take that leap of faith and take a chance. Move forward , don't look back and have faith that God will take you places that you never dared to dream . Have that positive outlook and DANCE!!!! There's something good in store for you. What an awesome song.

  9. anonymous
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    Jul 25th 2017 !⃝

    Sounds like shes singing to here lil girl to live life to the fullest and when she gets the chance to love she should take it cuz even tho she divorced the lil girls dad it was wroth it cuz she got her out if it.. I hope you dance. I thought meant love just my thoughts lol

  10. anonymous
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    Jun 6th 2017 !⃝

    There is always hope in someone especially one whom you love is recovering from death situation.....

  11. anonymous
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    May 10th 2017 !⃝

    This song is a great song which could help save someones life or give them information or a second chance to think about the decisions they make through out their lives. It can have many meanings such as love death ..etc but i think that it's mainly a life saver and counsellors should take this into consideration to help save their clients.

  12. anonymous
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    May 10th 2017 !⃝

    I believe it's about two friends who almost became lovers. And in that split second everything change for them. And because of that they went their separate ways

  13. anonymous
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    Feb 4th 2017 !⃝

    Never heard this song before, until yesterday at best friends funeral, a lady so full of energy, always happy, she never stopped working ,cooking, looking after everyone she just gave her all and enjoyed every minute of her life cut short by cancer, and last off the dance floor just weeks before, at her sons wedding. yes it all makes sense. Life is so short enjoy every minute we have been given x

  14. anonymous
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    Jan 13th 2011 !⃝

    To me this song jut means never stop living. Are you living or are you just existing...

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