Go back to sleep now
My darling
And I'll keep all the bad dreams away
Breathe now, think sweet things
And I'll think of all the right words to say

Because we made you
My darling
With the love in each of our hearts
We were a family, my darling
Right from the start

Grow up now
My darling
Please don't you grow up too fast
And be sure, darling
To make all the good times last

Because we made you
My darling
With the love in each of our hearts
We were a family, my darling
Right from the start


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    everytime i listen to this song(like now) it makes me think of my mom, and then makes me think about the future, if/when i have my own kid(s).

    i want to sing this to them before they go to sleep. sappy

    delialon July 20, 2005   Link
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    good night to his child perhaps..

    mt5uton March 09, 2003   Link
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    i agree.. hes talkin about sayin good night to his kid

    m/rockthecasbahm/on March 22, 2005   Link
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    i agree.. hes talkin about sayin good night to his kid

    m/rockthecasbahm/on March 22, 2005   Link
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    Anyone else hear this as a total beatles homage? Not only the Strawberry Fields-esque mellotron, or the way the vocals are engineered. Even the drums seem to be taken directly out of Hey Jude.

    Stumblineon March 24, 2005   Link
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    He's saying goodnight to his child, and wants to keep these days. It reminds me of Gilmore Girls.

    Lixaon March 26, 2006   Link
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    Start sounds like a western song mixed with something like Buffy, with Grease too. It's odd but gorgeous. Sorry for posting again, i just can't edit my first.

    Lixaon March 26, 2006   Link
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    It's funny that Lixa said it reminds her of Gilmore Girls. This song played in an episode in the first season of the show -- when Rory oversleeps her first big test at Chilton.

    Beautiful song.

    nutmeg574on April 11, 2007   Link
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    Hmmm, interesting that nobody wants to delve into that sort of creepy/scary section near the end. You know, where the song transforms from a lullabye into a figurative nightmare? Any thoughts?

    IdiotSlowDown21on November 08, 2007   Link
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    This was the first Wilco song I ever heard. I had downloaded a bunch of music that had been on Gilmore Girls, and this and Heavy Metal Drummer were among it. I swear I listened to it thirty times before I changed it, and put it on every mix cd for months.

    sincelastdecemberon January 24, 2008   Link

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