Well, because sometimes you need some songs that help with the coming to terms with having a child… Here are some good ones that circle around my head right now. Best of all this by the Barenaked Ladies- ‘When you dream’. The first few lines sum it up:
“With life just begun
My sleeping new son,
Has eyes that roll back in his head
They flutter and dart
He slows down his heart
And pictures a world past his bed”
Rich Mullins also has a good one in Let Mercy Lead:
And Gracie by Ben Folds is beautiful.
I’m not even close to processing the grenade that has just gone off in our lives, I’m no where near being able to think about anything rationally, I’ve no idea how this works or how to navigate this new land apart from one moment at a time. These songs help to soothe my soul and give words to some of these new emotions swirling around me.
Binface has just reminded me of the excellent Daisy by Karine Polwart. Lovely stuff.