One Sunflower

lullaby

on May 24, 2010

The Dixie Chicks song, Lullaby, has been playing in my mind all weekend.  I love that song – makes me cry, makes me wistful, makes me feel hopeful all at the same time.

Reading the words just doesn’t do the song justice – you’ve got to listen to it.  It rocks gently like a swing, a cradle, arms.  It whispers.

The song has been in my head because even though Friday was my last day with the kids, their faces still float in my mind making me laugh, making me mad, making me cry, making me love.  I do love them all you know.  All of them, all the time, every year, year in, year out.  I’ve only had one kid in my whole career that was a nightmare.  I’ve only had a handful that haunt me with doubt.  Alpha will be one of those I know. 

“How long do you want to be loved, is forever enough, is forever enough?
Cause I’m never, never giving you up….”

“Lullaby”  by the Dixie Chicks

They didn’t have you where I come from
Never knew the best was yet to come
Life began when I saw your face
And I hear your laugh like a serenade

How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough, is forever enough
How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough
Cause I’m never, never giving you up

I slip in bed when you’re asleep
To hold you close and feel your breath on me
Tomorrow there’ll be so much to do
So tonight I’ll drift in a dream with you

How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough, is forever enough
How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough
Cause I’m never, never giving you up

As you wander through this troubled world
In search of all things beautiful
You can close your eyes when you’re miles away
And hear my voice like a serenade

How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough, is forever enough
How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough
Cause I’m never, never giving you up

How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough, is forever enough
How long do you want to be loved
Is forever enough
Cause I’m never, never giving you up
Is forever enough
Cause I’m never, never giving you up

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2 responses to “lullaby

  1. Teacher Tom says:

    This is a moving song, and you’re right, just reading the lyrics doesn’t do it justice. I think that’s true of a lot of country/folk music. The lyrics to Johnny Cash’s songs are often incredibly trite, but he really brings the singer part of singer/songwriter and makes them powerful. I think the Dixie Chicks have a lot of that quality as well.

    I’m so happy that most of my families stay in touch, one way or another, so I don’t have to live with that doubt, but I think I’m pretty safe in asserting that you have done all that was humanly possible for your kids. Whatever they go on to, from what I can tell about you from reading here, you have insured that whatever their future hold it’s brighter from your efforts.

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