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QUESTION: I am trying to find a song that I dedicated to my girlfriend at the time who is now my wife. It was sung by a male country artist in the mid 90's. The song starts out about a guy who sees a woman across the dance floor and their love starts there. It also ends the same way. It is not the song "she said yes" by Rhett Akins. Any help that you could provide would be much appreciated.

ANSWER: Hi Jeff!  The song that first comes to mind is "We Danced" by Brad Paisley.  The story isn't exactly in line with the details in your question, but it's close.  I've included the lyrics and a link to the song for you below.  If that's not it, let me know and I'll wrack my brain!  Hope this helps!
--Beth

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nF66dn7woNM

Artist: Brad Paisley
Song: We Danced   
Album: Who Needs Pictures


The bar was empty
I was sweeping up the floor
That's when she walked in
I said, "I'm sorry but we're closed"
And she said "I know,
But I'm afraid I left my purse"
I said, "I put one back behind the bar
I bet it's probably yours"
And the next thing that I knew
There we were, lost in conversation
And before I handed her her purse
I said, "You'll only get this back on one condition"

And we danced
Out there on that empty hardwood floor
The chairs up and the lights turned way down low
The music played, we held each other close
And we danced

And from that moment
There was never any doubt
I had found the one
That I had always dreamed about
And then one evenin'
When she stopped by after work
I pulled a diamond ring out of the pocket of my shirt
And as her eyes filled up with tears
She said, "This is the last thing I expected"
And then she took me by the hand
And said, "I'll only marry you on one condition"

And we danced
Out there on that empty hardwood floor
The chairs up and the lights turned way down low
The music played, we held each other close
And we danced

Like no one else had ever danced before
I can't explain what happened on that floor
But the music played
We held each other close
And we danced
Yeah, we danced

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QUESTION: I appreciate the quick response, unfortunately that is not the song. I apologize I don't have more details. I have spent the last few weeks going through a lot of songs and their lyrics and I am having a hard time finding it. I want to say that the song played on the radio around 95-96.

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Hi again!  Maybe it could be Collin Raye's "On the Verge"?  It was released in 1997.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCx0bP3DWi8

"On The Verge" By Collin Raye:

Well they shouldn't have played that good,
I got carried away and let the music,
Go to my head.
Well she shouldn't have worn that dress,
The way it curled around when she was spinnin',
Just killed me dead.
My heart began to tell my body and my soul,
That it had gotten in the mood to lose control.

Oh no!
When did neon light turn into moon glow?
When did that jukebox turn into a rainbow?
I'm about to give into this urge.
Once more slow dance,
With her arms around me,
One more long glance,
And nothing will slow down me,
I've got no chance,
If I'm not in love I'm on the verge.

All I wanted to be was cool.
It ain't my style to over heat,
Much less burn.
But as we floated across the floor,
All at once I flashed right past the point,
Of no return.
And when we said goodnight,
The sun was on the rise,
And any stars that hadn't set,
Had fallen in my eyes.

Oh no!
When did neon light turn into moon glow?
When did that jukebox turn into a rainbow?
I'm about to give into this urge.
Once more slow dance,
With her arms around me,
One more long glance,
And nothing will slow down me,
I've got no chance,
If I'm not in love I'm on the verge.

(musical interlude)

Once more slow dance,
With her arms around me,
One more long glance,
And nothing will slow down me,
I've got no chance,
If I'm not in love I'm on the verge.
oooohhhh
If I'm not in love I'm on the verge.

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I can answer just about any question about lyrics or the artists who recorded the songs--80s and 90s country especially. I don't watch many new videos, but the older the video question, the more likely I am to be able to answer it.

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I've been a country music fan for all of my 20+ years! I somehow have a knack for being able to remember all the words to all the songs (and who sang them for the most part) even though I can't carry a tune to save my life!

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Juris Doctor. (So if I can't remember an answer off the top of my head, I have the research skills to figure it out!)

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