This Is Not a Lullaby

This Is Not a Lullaby

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Liner Notes: 

A sweet expression of a parent's love for their child.

Let me know if you'd like to set it to music.

--Doug

Lyrics: 

The autumn breeze blows
As you close your eyes to sleep
Soon your breathing is deep
And the moon glows

I stand in the door
As a golden birch leaf floats
To a nightingale’s notes
And your dreams soar

This is not a lullaby
I won’t let it make me cry
As my words hover in the air
This is not a lullaby
My heart is a butterfly
Fluttering as I sing this prayer

You once were a dream
Now your smile’s a kind of grace
As it lights up your face
And fulfills me

But this is not a lullaby
I won’t let it make me cry
As my words hover in the air
This is not a lullaby
My heart is a butterfly
Fluttering as I sing this prayer

You’re in your own world now
I’m almost in a trance
My life couldn’t have more meaning
I stand here, giving thanks

(optional instrumental break)

This is not a lullaby
I won’t let it make me cry
As my words hover in the air
This is not a lullaby
My heart is a butterfly
Fluttering as I sing this prayer



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Comments

KateStantonSings's picture

Autumn is my favorite time of the year. I imagine a singer surrounded by falling leaves--singing softly "I won't let it make me cry"...
these are beautiful lyrics, Doug!

Russ Keys's picture

What a loving and touching sentiment. Very beautiful. It seems to call for some delicate music.

metalfoot's picture

...hmm... I might try this one in a gentle and caring style, Doug, if that's OK with you?