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Monday, January 30, 2006

A Baby, a Boy, a Song . . .

My son was born in Austin, Texas and when we first started putting him to bed by himself we would put music on for him to listen to while he fell asleep. Most of the time, his bedtime routine also involved either my husband or myself holding him and singing to him along with the music. At the time, there was this song on the local "Austin music" radio stations (KLBJ or KGSR) by local artist Kelly Willis called "Wrapped." The song is clearly written about a lost adult love, but the refrain always made me think of the baby boy in my arms whom I had fallen in love with:

"Thought I was doin' fine;
'Bout to get you off my mind;
But I see your face and then
I'm wrapped around your pretty little finger again . . ."

I had not listened to the song in a long time and then "IHEARTEXAS" gave me Willis's CD, "What I Deserve" for Christmas this year. I was listening to "Wrapped" again the other night and was reminded of those seemingly long ago nights rocking my baby to sleep. This time the lyrics to the second verse made me think of my now-two-and-a-half-year-old "baby boy," who at over three feet and 40 lbs hardly looks or acts like a baby any more. My nose burned and my eyes welled up as I sang along:

"It feels like ages since you lay down in my arms;
See no good reason, still I'm tangled in your charms;
My God you're smilin' and you catch my eye;
My heart is poundin' deep inside . . ."

If you want to hear a snippit of this great song, click here and scroll down to "Wrapped."

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Blogger girlfriday said...

That is a boy surrounded by a lot of love.

Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Blogger Lois E. Lane said...


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