Today, I am obsessed with lullabies. I think it was brought on by my reading a particular scene in The Hunger Games two days ago, and it’s just taken this long to catch up with me.
I’m absolutely enraptured by these beautiful, simple songs that convey a sense of calm and I-love-you. Some are wistful, some are whimsical, and some are just wonderful. And those are three of my favorite emotions.
Little wonder that I’m trying to remember and listen to a recording of every lullaby I’ve ever heard. If I find some confidence in my own ability, I may even try to write one…
Here are some that are haunting me right now:
The one that started it. Two versions. The first is supposedly the official one for the movie, the second is somebody’s beautiful alternate.
Then there’s this one from The Village:
Narnia. ‘Nuff said.
I’m calling this gorgeousness from The Return of the King a lullaby:
There’s this beautiful one from the Empire of the Sun soundtrack:
This is a favorite of mine from Michael Card’s Come to the Cradle lullaby album:
And this is sort of a lullaby by Carolyn Arends (only version I could find on YouTube):
I’ve always considered this Sky Sailing song to be a lullaby:
I said I was obsessed, didn’t I?