To My First Prince

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Dancing with my dad at my prom.

Dancing With Daddy
Words and Music by Talena Winters
Copyright 2009. All rights reserved.


Four years old, in a new white dress
I was twirling 'round, hoping you'd notice
You grabbed my hand and you gave me a whirl,
Dipped me low and said, "That's my girl."

Seventeen in my new prom dress
That's the night I got my first kiss
Asked you why it wasn't what I thought it'd be
Because I knew that you'd be straight with me

And that night as you led me out onto the floor
I was your daughter, but not your little girl anymore

And I didn't always follow all the steps
And I didn't always want to let you lead
But I knew you'd always love me, you were my first prince
I was a princess Dancing With Daddy.

Twenty three in a new white dress
Looking forward to my "happy-ever-afterness."
You walked me down the aisle, and you gave me away
You brought me this far, you loved me all the way

And that night as you led me out onto the floor
I was your daughter, but not your little girl anymore

And I didn't always follow all the steps
And I didn't always want to let you lead
But I knew you'd always love me, you were my first prince
I was a princess Dancing With Daddy.

No matter where I go in this world
I will always be your girl.

And I didn't always follow all the steps
And I didn't always want to let you lead
But I knew you'd always love me, you were my first prince
I was a princess, oh__

And I didn't always follow all the steps
And I didn't always want to let you lead
But I knew you'd always love me, you were my first prince
I was a princess, oh_
I'm a princess Dancing With Daddy.

Four years old, in a new white dress
I was twirling 'round, hoping you'd notice.


Listen to this song here:

Dancing With Daddy by Talena

(Not the best recording of this song, but it's the only one I've got.)

I love you, Dad.

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4 comments

  1. Beautiful!

    It was nice to finally put a voice to the name and face :)

    You are so versatile - both the voice and style are so different in this song and Rock Me, Baby.

    I really like Nails too

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  2. Hi, Rohini!

    I confess--of the three songs you mentioned, this is the only one with my voice. The Nails was sung by my friend and co-writer Candace, and Rock Me, Baby was performed by a friend's band down in Arkansas. Usually, I try to find other vocalists to do my demos, because I am not that fond of my own voice--it is fine for leading worship at church, but not something that would make a whole album enjoyable to listen to over and over again. (This is my opinion, of course.) But thank you--and I AM able to write in a wide variety of styles.

    I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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  3. Ah.. that explains it. But you are right, even the music in itself is very versatile.

    And I am no expert, but I liked your voice...

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  4. Well, thanks. I don't know of a single vocalist that likes listening to recordings of their own voice, so maybe it is just that I am being overly critical. Ah, well.

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