‘Cause she’s playin’ all night and the music’s all right…
What makes for a good lullaby? I can’t speak for my wife but with the recent bouts of sleeplessness that has been plaguing our son, the old lullabies just aren’t cutting it any more. I’ve grown tired of the old standards of Hush Little Baby and the like.
Mama’s got a squeeze box, Daddy never sleeps at night…
The past few evenings in order to “spice things up” I’ve started humming and occasionally singing tunes that I enjoy… while some are definitely not your normal put you to sleep fare when played as they were intended; I’ve managed to slow some of the faster tunes down a bit and they have seemed to work up to this point, and I’m much less bored with the low droning I make as I try to calm the boy to sleep so I can get some rest.
A few of my favorites lately have been Pearl Jam’s Just Breathe and Thin Air, and if you haven’t figured it out already Squeeze Box by The Who. I’m pretty sure I can make just about any rock song that I’m familiar with and make it soothing enough to get Ed to sleep… I realize this isn’t an idea that hasn’t already been mass-produced on CD’s in my local music store, but where’s the fun in that? This adds a little something extra to that father-son time… who knows, maybe someday he’ll recognize a particular tune and wonder where he’s heard that before.
‘Cause she’s playin’ all night and the music’s all right
Mama’s got a squeeze box, Daddy never sleeps at night.