Especially since I was reminded of singer/songwriter Steven Curtis Chapman’s Southern Gospel ties, I feel this post is hardy inappropriate here.

His daughters* inspired him to write his most recent radio single, “Cinderella.” It can be heard on his MySpace page here. Since I don’t listen to CCM radio, I hadn’t heard the song until this afternoon. It was written before Wednesday’s tragedy, but the lyrics are poignant now.

She spins and she sways to whatever song plays
Without a care in the world
And I’m sitting here wearing the weight of the world on my shoulders

It’s been a long a day and there’s still work to do
She’s pulling at me, saying, “Dad, I need you,
“There’s a ball at the castle and I need to practice my dancing–
“Oh please, Daddy please…”

So I dance with Cinderella
While she is here in my arms
Cause I know something the prince never knew
… all too soon, the clock will strike midnight
And she’ll be gone

How true.

* [Edit] Here’s the story.

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  1. I hadn’t heard the song until yesterday as well!

    It was mentioned on a earlier recorded podcast/radio that was available from foxnews. So I found it online and listened to it. Wow……

    I also was moved when I saw the homevideo of Steven and Maria on his blog.

  2. Matt,

    Speaking of which, watch this one, too:

  3. I’ve heard that song on the radio, and I always thought it was a cute song….how poignant it has become.

  4. This is one of my favorite songs on the ccm radio right now. I just love it.

  5. I heard Misty Freeman sing a song called “Cinderella” a couple days ago on a southern gospel radio station, but it may not be the same song. I don’t remember hearing those lyrics in it.

  6. It’s a different song.