Monday, November 26, 2012

Goodnight, My Angel

An almost-forgotten melody crept into my head the other day. Just the first few notes initially, but by bedtime I realized what song it was from. "Lullaby (Goodnight, My Angel)" by Billy Joel. I learned and performed this song with my high school a cappella choir. I didn't mind the song then, but it wasn't one of my favorites. The melody was kind of pretty; it was sad in a haunting way that I didn't really understand or connect with. Now these lyrics mean so much more to me.

Goodnight, my angel
Time to close your eyes
And save these questions for another day
I think I know what you've been asking me
I think you know what I've been trying to say
I promised I would never leave you
And you should always know
Wherever you may go
No matter where you are
I never will be far away 

Goodnight, my angel
Now it's time to sleep
And still so many things I want to say
Remember all the songs you sang for me
When we went sailing on an emerald bay
And like a boat out on the ocean
I'm rocking you to sleep
The water's dark
And deep inside this ancient heart
You'll always be a part of me 

Goodnight, my angel
Now it's time to dream
And dream how wonderful your life will be
Someday your child may cry
And if you sing this lullabye
Then in your heart
There will always be a part of me 

Someday we'll all be gone
But lullabyes go on and on...
They never die
That's how you
And I
Will be

1 comment:

  1. I haven't heard this song for many years (my mom is a huge Billu Joel fan). How moving. I'm tearing up right now. Thanks for sharing.