10 Modern Alternatives to Old-School LullabiesAndrea Wada Davies
I love to sing lullabies to my baby. I do it during wind down at night, to calm her when she’s upset, and in other quiet moments. And even with my barely-good-enough-for-karaoke voice, she seems to lap it up. She smiles and relaxes and basks in the sound of my “lullaby voice” (a lower-volume karaoke performance), and we share a moment. Sometimes, I sing an old school lullaby. But as I’m singing those lullabies, I’m thinking “These lyrics are weird and sad.” I don’t want my baby to fall out of a tree limb. And I will NEVER buy her a mockingbird. So, most of the time I sing her contemporary, or at least, from-the-last-four-decades songs that have lyrics that connect me with my daughter. Songs which express the way I feel but also are songs to which I actually enjoy listening. Here are 10 of my favorite contemporary lullabies I have loved to sing to my babies.