“Cinderella”

I hear this song all the time on 99.1 FM.  I thought it was so beautiful.  I never knew the story behind it.  On May 21, 2008, Stephen Curtis Chapman along with his wife Mary Beth lost their five year old daughter Maria Sue.  She had been hit and run over by a car.  Shortly, after the accident he released this song, a tribute to Maria Sue.

Here are the lyrics: http://www.metrolyrics.com/cinderella-lyrics-steven-curtis-chapman.html

She spins and she sways to whatever song plays
Without a care in the world
And he’s sitting here wearing
The weight of the world on his shoulders

It’s been a long day and there’s still work to do
She’s pulling at him saying, “Dad, I need you
There’s a ball at the castle and I’ve been invited
And I need to practice my dancing, oh please, daddy, please”

So he’ll dance with Cinderella while she is here in his arms
‘Cause he know something the prince never knew
Oh, he’ll dance with Cinderella, he don’t want to miss even one song
‘Cause all too soon the clock will strike midnight and she’ll be gone

She says he’s a nice guy and he’ll be impressed
She wants to know if he’ll approve of the dress
She says, “Dad the prom is just one week away
And I need to practice my dancing, oh please, daddy, please”

So he’ll dance with Cinderella while she is here in his arms
‘Cause he know something the prince never knew
Oh, he’ll dance with Cinderella, he don’t want to miss even one song
‘Cause all too soon the clock will strike midnight and she’ll be gone
She will be gone

But she came home today with a ring on her hand
Just glowing and telling us all they had planned
She says, “Dad, the wedding’s still six months away
And I need to practice my dancing, oh please, daddy, please”

So he’ll dance with Cinderella while she is here in his arms
‘Cause he know something the prince never knew
Oh, he’ll dance with Cinderella, he don’t want to miss even one song
‘Cause all too soon the clock will strike midnight and she’ll be gone