Golden Slumbers Fill Your Eyes…

“The lullaby is the spell whereby the mother attempts to transform herself back from an ogre to a saint.” –James Fenton


An ogre?  Oh dear…

With that in mind, I recently put together a playlist of my take on modern lullabies, and thought that I would share it here.  It might not put the baby boy to sleep, but at least we’ll have something familiar to sway to while we’re awake.

I called the list, (somewhat optimistically, I’ll admit) “He Sleeps”:

  • Today: Joshua Radin
  • Hot August Evening: The Biscuit Burners
  • The Only Living Boy In New York: Simon & Garfunkel
  • Half Acre: Hem
  • Love Me: John Pringle
  • Saturday Sun: Nick Drake
  • You’re the One I Want: Chris and Thomas
  • Song Bird: Eva Cassidy
  • Blades Of Grass: Birdlips
  • Ecstasy: The Barrel House Mamas
  • Blue Sky Blues: Ryan Adams
  • Why Worry: Emmylou Harris & Mark Knopfler
  • Can’t Go Back Now: The Weepies
  • Waiting On an Angel: Ben Harper
  • Godspeed (Sweet Dreams): Dixie Chicks

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