February Lullaby

The chords and melody are central to this song. I considered making it instrumental only. The only lyrics I could imagine working would be something antiquated, as if the song itself is old, because that’s how it felt to me as I was writing it. But then I came up with these lyrics, and their simplicity grew on me. It felt like maybe this is what something I know as antiquated might have felt like when it was first sung.

“No windows” was the prompt for this week 6 of #songaweek2022. I didn’t use it but I did record it in my windowless basement studio. With my little studio buddy at my feet (watch till the end to get a glimpse!).

It’s going to be alright, it’s going to be okay
It’s been a restless night but now it’s almost day
Go back to sleep a while, you’re going to make it through
You are my own dear child and I will sing to you

It’s going to be okay, it’s going to be alright
It’s been a long hard day but gently comes the night
Soon you will sleep a while, you’re going to make it through
You are my own dear child and I will sing to you

2 Comments

  1. So your post appeared just as I was watching the news about yet another fine young man shot & killed in North Mpls (Shawn, who was a loved and upstanding teenager & quarterback at North H.S.) Needless to say your lullaby had a sweet, consoling effect, as I’m headed off to bed.
    Thank you once again, my dear daughter, for sharing your love & care through your wonderful gift of music.

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