Friday, December 30, 2011

friday favorite - lullaby by jewel

The album "Lullaby" by Jewel holds a special little place in my heart.  My mom bought it for me before Duke was born and I decided I would play it at night as he went to sleep.

Well, get your tissues, ladies and gentlemen.  Yes, I had a serious case of the baby blues, but I couldn't listen to that CD without bawling the first 2 weeks.

I liked Jewel as an awkward teen but I wasn't a crazy fan.  I think her voice is the best it's ever sounded on this album.  She has found her niche.

Some songs on the album are covers like "Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star" and "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" and some are originals.  They're just so sweet.  One of my favorites is "Forever and a Day."

The other day you asked me to
Tell you how much I love you.
Oh but words so often fail,
To describe the depth and scale,
and even though it may sound cliche,
I'll tell you now in my simple way.

My love is as true as the oceans are blue,
and I always feel this way.
Just listen to the beating that keeps repeating
My heart wants to say
Like Gala and Dali, it's you and me,
Forever and a day.
Forever and a day,

You watch me turn out the light,
Wrap my arms around you, say good night.
Trace our shadows on the wall.
Thank God for the miracle of it all.

If I would've read this a year ago, I would have dissected the lyrics and thought it was extremely cheesy.  Now that I'm a mom, I understand every word.  The love you have for your child is indescribable and overwhelming.

Anyway, mom or not, you should give this album a listen.  :)

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