"Bend Down the Branches" as written by and Tom Waits Kathleen Brennan....
The sky's as deep as it can be
Bend down the branches
Close your eyes and you will see
Bend down the branches

You're like a willow
Once you were gold
We're made for bending
Even beauty gets old
Climb the stairs they're not so steep
Bend down the branches

Close your eyes and go to sleep
Bend down the branches


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"Bend Down the Branches" as written by Thomas A. Waits Kathleen Brennan

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    General CommentI think that this lovely little song celebrates the inevitability of getting old.

    However, I have adapted the words (see below) to make it into a lullaby that I sing to my 2yr old before he goes to sleep (you’re never too young to have some Tom Waits influence in your life!).

    Although it has a different connotation in Wait’s version, I think the ‘bend down the branches’ line works really well in the context of a bedtime song as, in the wild, the great apes (Gorillas, Chimps, Orang Utans) bend down branches to make nests for themselves to sleep in at night.

    The moon’s as bright as it can be
    Bend down the branches
    Sleepy heads have cleaned their teeth
    Bend down the branches

    Under your pillow
    Your dreams are waiting
    To take you safely
    Into the morning

    Climb the stairs, they’re not so steep
    Bend down the branches
    Close your eyes and go to sleep
    Bend down the branches
    golacticoon May 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIn the Autumn of ones years, you can almost feel the days drawing in with the music.
    BarnabyHugheson October 07, 2015   Link

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