Song Lyric Sunday

daddy1959The theme for Song Lyric Sunday this week is to post a song about the parent/child relationship.
I have chosen the song Lullabye-Goodnight My Angel-by Billy Joel. It was inspired by 7 year old Alexa Ray Joel, his daughter by Christie Brinkley. He wrote it in response to her question, “Where do we go when we die?”
My favorite part of the song is the last 2 verses:
 Someday your child may cry
And if you sing this lullabye
Then in your heart
There will always be a part of me

Someday we’ll all be gone
But lullabyes go on and on…
They never die
That’s how you
And I
Will be

Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel)

Goodnight, my angel
Time to close your eyes
And save these questions for another day
I think I know what you’ve been asking me
I think you know what I’ve been trying to say
I promised I would never leave you
And you should always know
Wherever you may go
No matter where you are
I never will be far away

Goodnight, my angel
Now it’s time to sleep
And still so many things I want to say
Remember all the songs you sang for me
When we went sailing on an emerald bay
And like a boat out on the ocean
I’m rocking you to sleep
The water’s dark
And deep inside this ancient heart
You’ll always be a part of me

Goodnight, my angel
Now it’s time to dream
And dream how wonderful your life will be
Someday your child may cry
And if you sing this lullabye
Then in your heart
There will always be a part of me

Someday we’ll all be gone
But lullabyes go on and on…
They never die
That’s how you
And I
Will be

Song Lyric Sunday

24 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday

  1. This song gets me every time! My daughter has some of the lyrics tattooed on her arm in her Dad’s handwriting – Wherever you may go, No matter where you are, I never will be far away. It is deeply personal to me as well… thank you so much for sharing it today! ❤

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