"Ballad For My One True Love" as written by and Mason Stewart Jennings....
Sleepin' in a cherry tree
High above a monastery
Where the bells are ringing slow
To say farewell when hours go

And all the while I'm dreamin' of
The ballad for my one true love
Searchin' for the perfect way to say
I love you

Sweetheart, this is my dream come true
And God bless the babies
That sleep in you
God bless the babies
That sleep in you

Sleepin' in a motel room
Underneath a silver moon
With the windows open wide
I can hear the stars go by

And all the while I'm dreamin' of
The ballad for my one true love
Searchin' for the perfect way to say
I love you

Sweetheart, this is my dream come true
God bless the babies
That sleep in you
God bless the babies
That sleep in you



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"Ballad for My One True Love" as written by Mason Stewart Jennings

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    General CommentThis is the perfect love song. Mason says it best in the line "searching for the perfect way to say I love you sweatheart." it is so beautiful
    Mereteon August 16, 2002   Link
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    General CommentOoOOoo maybe his girlfriend is pregnant. "God bless the babies that sleep in you." :-o
    Talia42on September 28, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI like emmit swimming
    funnylastnameon April 09, 2004   Link
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    General Commentthis song is amazing...its sweet and simple and the guitar is awesome. i think the part about the babies that sleep in you would be more like the babies that she hasn't had yet...not necessarily that she is pregnant. because the word "sleep" could represent the fact that they are yet to be conceived...idk...just a thought.
    littlewingon January 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commentsuch a soothing song and its awesome to think about...a guy thinking of you and what hes gonna say and how to say i love like nobody else can. its just a bewildering thing to think about. i wonder if guys actually think about this stuff....
    nah.
    SoConstantineon April 08, 2005   Link
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    General Commentgreat song... one of my favorites... I agree with littlewing about the baby part although he does have a son. He might have written this song while his wife was pregnant with his son.
    Burn0neDownon December 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah I'm going to say sleep, as in dormant or not yet conceived. Of course they're not babies until male/female get together, but that's beside the point...

    ... He's singing about his future with his one true love. He hasn't found her yet, but he dreams of the day when he does and what his life will be like... Their children, and their life together, their future, their grandchildren and all other things they will create all as a result of his finding his one true love.

    That's my opinion anyway. :)
    TehGreatMutatoon April 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis is pretty much the best song ever
    Ahhhhhhhhon June 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThere's something so deeply touching about the line "god bless the babies that sleep in you" ... it brings about this amazing sense of possiblity that can exist in life. Really, when you think about it, as a woman, the children you are capable of bearing are infinite. A rocket scientist, a musician, a painter, a lawyer, a doll maker... someone who will touch someone's heart in a way that was never thought possible before... it's an amazing point to ponder.

    The idea of a man laying about pondering writing a ballad for someone he loves so deeply that he thinks about the children she could possibly bring into the world...there's nothing sweeter than that sentiment, to me. A truly gorgeous song in all ways.
    delialon March 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe line "God bless the babies that sleep in you," could very well be literal. Babies in the womb have sleep and wake cycles just like we do. Also, Mason is married and has two sons, so it's very possible he's singing to his pregnant wife.

    The figurative makes sense as well, though, referring to his children yet to be conceived. I guess the questions are: when did he write the song, and how old are his kids? ;)
    chels124on March 23, 2008   Link

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