Hush a Baby (Black Dog Island 2017)
This song is a lullaby. I had this idea as I was putting the melody together. Some off the lyrics began to flow and I thought about my children when they were born. The experience of that helped me move along with the song. This song didn’t flow at first. It took me about three years to finish it. That doesn’t mean that I was working on it all that time. It just means that I looked at it from time to time and eventually I was able to find the lyrics to finish the song. I try not to abandon songs like some writers. I wanted to finish the song and so I took my time with it. Rory and I looked at the idea of bringing a quartet in but the cello featured well enough on its own bringing the song to another dimension and so Hush a Baby came to life. I would consider this a deeper lyrical song than most of the others I wrote. If you study some of the lyrics you will see that it’s not a song that I could have wrote in one night. I had to dig very deep for lyrics on this one.
HUSH A BABY WHILE YOUR MOTHER SLEEPS. THE PALE MOON RISES OUT BEYOND THE SEA AND DARKNESS CASTS HER VALE INTO THE NIGHT THE SILENCE FADES IN THE MORNING CHILD A NEW DAY COMES TO GREET.
THROUGH THE WINDOW CHILD MY REFLECTION SEES A SHADOW OF THE MAN I USED TO BE, LIGHT AND DARKNESS FADES AS A SHROUDED CLOKE OF HAZE, AS I ROCK AND SING MY SWEET CHILD BACK TO SLEEP…
SLEEP TIGHT MY CHILD AND DO NOT WEEP YOUR DADDY KNOWS A SONG THAT IS SO SWEET, SO I LOLABYE THIS SONG AND YOU CAN HUMN ALONG THROUGH THE DARKNESS OF THE NIGHT WITH YOU I’LL BE
THE WORLD AWAITS YOU CHILD YOUR TINY HANDS AND FEET GROWING EVERY DAY FOR ALL TO SEE WHEN SLEEPING BIRDS TAKE FLIGHT INTO THE MORNING AT FIRST LIGHT. YOUR SMILING FACE AND VOICE AWAKENS ME.
HUSH A BABY WHILE YOUR MOTHER SLEEPS. THE PALE MOON RISES OUT BEYOND THE SEA, AND DARKNESS CASTS HER VALE INTO THE NIGHT THE SILENCE FADES IN THE MORNING CHILD A NEW DAY COMES TO GREET.
WHEN DARKNESS CASTS HER VAIL, INTO THE NIGHT THE SILENCE FADES IN THE MORNING CHILD A NEW DAY COMES TO GREET.