Dancing After Dark

Story Behind The Song

This song was written after my Dad passed.

Song Description

"Dancing After Dark" is about the stories we tell, and the way we move on after death.

Song Length 2:57 Genre Country - Americana, Country - Contemporary
Tempo Very Slow (Under 70) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Heartbreaking, Moving Subject Father, Crying
Language English Era 2000 and later


Dancing After Dark
Music and lyrics written by Jay Matthes

(VHS audio intro)

First verse:
Stained glass paints color on black
on my mother, my brother and I
When the prayers have been read
and everyone's left us to stories and glasses of wine

We go dancing after dark
Move to the songs that we love
Sing softly, cry on a shoulder, sway that much slower

Second verse:
Flowers, pictures on tables
A baby, a boy and a man
We laugh, say things like "he always" and "he never" said this or did that


(VHS audio break)


(Repeat first verse)

Lyrics Jay Matthes Music Jay Matthes
Producer Michael Mann Performance Jay Matthes, Myles Wangerin, Jack Kammien, Elliott Paulin, Michael Mann, Corinn Bonkalski
Label Independent
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