09 October 2012

A Gen X Dad's Bedtime Song for Julia


Photo by Stan Ong Photography
The first song he ever sang to Julia was Auld Lang Syne.  Seriously.  He was laughing because he could not think of an appropriate song.  He was quiet for a while and started singing this:


With a Smile
Eraserheads


Lift your head, baby, don't be scared
Of the things that could go wrong along the way
You'll get by with a smile
You can't win at everything but you can try.

Baby, you don't have to worry
'Coz there ain't no need to hurry
No one ever said that there's an easy way
When they're closing all their doors
And they don't want you anymore
This sounds funny but I'll say it anyway.

Girl I'll stay through the bad times
Even if I have to fetch you everyday
I'll get by if you smile
You can never be too happy in this life.

In a world where everybody
Hates a happy ending story
It's a wonder love can make the world go round
And don't let it bring you down
And turn your face into a frown
You'll get along with a little prayer and a song.

(Too doo doo...)
Let me hear you sing it
(Too doo doo...)

In a world where everybody
Hates a happy ending story
It's a wonder love can make the world go round
But don't let it bring you down
And turn your face into a frown
You'll get along with a little prayer and a song.

Lift your head, baby, don't be scared
Of the things that could go wrong along the way
You'll get by with a smile
Now it's time to kiss away those tears goodbye

(Too doo doo...)
Let me hear you sing it
(Too doo doo...)

Since then, Don would sing With A Smile when putting Julia to sleep.  Hmm, maybe that's the reason why Julia is such a daddy's girl.  Maybe she loves Eheads too.

What's your hubby's song for your daughter?

Lyrics from here
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