Saturday, August 07, 2010

A New Lullaby, For Children of Any Age

I have been looking for a new lullaby or two.  Thanks to Witch Mom for introducing me to this beautiful song! I can't imagine ever outgrowing being nurtured and loved by hearing this song sung to me:

This is Roy Bailey singing "Everything Possible"
Words and music by Fred Small, who pastors a Unitarian Universalist church


 Everything Possible

We've cleared off the table, leftovers saved
Washed the dishes and put them away
I've told you a story and tucked you in tight
At the end of your knockabout day

As the moon sets her sails to carry you to sleep
Over the midnight sea
I will sing you a song no one sang to me
May it keep you good company 

Chorus:
Well, you can be anybody you want to be
You can love whomever you will
You can travel any country where your heart leads
And know that I will love you still 
You can live by yourself
You can gather friends around
You can choose one special one
And the only measure of your words and your deeds 
Will be the love you leave behind when you're done

There are girls who grow up strong and bold
There are boys quiet and kind
Some race on ahead, some follow behind
Some go in their own way and time

Some women love women
Some men love men
Some raise children, some never do
You can dream all the days never reaching the end of everything  possible for you.

Don't be rattled by names, by taunts, by games
But seek out spirits true
If you give your friends the best part of yourself
They'll give the same back to you 
(chorus, repeating last two lines for the finish)

5 comments:

Witch Mom said...

Hello! Discovered your blog after you left a comment on mine! How lovely! Am going to be following you now.

Wonderful to find out more about someone who has read the blog!

Lily, aka Witch Mom

Cathy said...

Yes, I am following too. And I want to post this post on my blog - the lullaby is beautiful.

Amy said...

Thanks for sharing this, Mom--It's so beautiful! I'm going to learn it and sing it to Daniel.

clownfysh said...

Listened to it! Beautiful...thanks for posting.

karen anne said...

I love it!