An ocean of powerful lyrics and enchanting melodies for babies exists beyond the traditional “Rockabye Baby,” many hidden in love songs or perhaps buried in that old mixed tape from college days. Create a new playlist with these meaningful songs and favorite lyrics to memorize, sing in the car, dance to in the kitchen and sway your baby to sleep at night.
"Baby you're all that I want
When you're lyin' here in my arms
I'm findin' it hard to believe
We're in heaven"
--From "Heaven" by Brandi Carlile (originally sung by Bryan Adams)
"I can hear her heart beat for a thousand miles
And the heavens open every time she smiles
And when I come to her that's where I belong
Yet I'm running to her like a river's song"
--From "Crazy Love" by Van Morrison
"Before you go to sleep,
Say a little prayer,
Every day in every way,
It's getting better and better,
--From "Beautiful Boy" by John Lennon
"Caterpillar in the tree, how you wonder who you'll be
Can't go far but you can always dream
Wish you may and wish you might
Don't you worry hold on tight.
I promise you there will come a day
Butterfly Fly Away."
--From "Butterfly Fly Away" by Miley Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus
"When you're gone
All the colors fade
When you're gone
No New Year's Day parade"
--From "Colors" by Amos Lee
"Delicate in grasses, bright and ashen, breathing sweet a ruby nest
Early in the morning, in the morning, withered, singing we will rest"
-- From "Early in the Morning" by James Vincent McMorrow
"Here comes the sun
Here comes the sun, and I say
It's all right"
--From "Here Comes the Sun" by The Beatles
"And if the breeze won’t blow your way, I will be the sun
And if the sun won’t shine your way, I will be the rain
And if the rain won’t wash away all your aches and pains
I will find some other way to tell you you’re okay."
--From "I Have Never Loved Someone" by My Brightest Diamond
"I said I love you, and that's forever
And this I promise from the heart
I couldn't love you, any better
I love you just the way you are"
--From "Just the Way You Are" by Billy Joel
"I wouldn't trade your love for all the candy
In this great big world...
I feel so crazy blessed and oh so lucky
To be the place you go
When you need to feel safe
When you need a kiss
--From "Me" by Plumb
"Stop and smell the flowers
And lose it
In sweet music
And dance with me
'Cause there is beauty in the world
So much beauty in the world
Always beauty in the world
There is beauty in the world"
--From "There is Beauty in the World" by Macy Gray
"Sun turns the evening to rose
Stars turning high up above
You turn me into somebody loved"
--From "Somebody Loved" by The Weepies
"There's not a single soul
Who sees the skies
The way you see them.
Through your eyes.
And aren't you glad.
You should be glad.
There's no one, no one
Exactly like you."
--From "No One Like You" by John Denver
"You're my sunshine
And I want you to know
That my feelings are true
I really love you
You're my best friend."
--From "You're My Best Friend" by Queen
"If you smile through your fears and sorrows.
Smile and maybe tomorrow
You'll see the sun come shining through
If you just smile"
--From "Smile" by Nat King Cole