Week 273 // Lullaby for Teddy

by Mount Everest

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Down by the ocean
Splash in the waves
Hear the treetops
Whisper as they say

The birds in the trees
The grass and the leaves
The sun and the sea
Sweet dreams

Sunset colors
Purple, red, and blue
Father and Mother
Watching over you

The birds in the trees
The grass and the leaves
The sun and the sea
Sweet dreams

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Two of my dearest friends welcomed their first child into the world a few days ago. Holly and Alex are now Holly, Alex, and Teddy! I think that's really cool. I'm not sure when I'll have the opportunity to meet young Theodore, but his mother texted me this morning to tell me that she was introducing him to Mount Everest songs. I was tickled by this notion. So early in a young person's development he's listening to me sing about stuff, and play instruments, and make sounds! It struck me that while I'm down down down in New York, far far away from my friends' Maine homestead and their bouncing baby boy, I still have an opportunity to offer him a personal welcome to planet Earth, where he is likely to spend most of his life. I've done so in the form of a lullaby. This isn't the first one that I've written, but it is still a form that I find to be challenging. This time I wanted to focus on two objectives. First, the music had to be genuinely soothing. Second, the lyrics needed to be simple. After all, Teddy hasn't acquired language yet, and there's a reason they're called baby steps. I feel that I've accomplished these goals, particularly since I nearly fell asleep twice while I was recording it. Anyhow, welcome to planet Earth, Teddy! I hope you like it here!

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released February 9, 2016

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Mount Everest Brooklyn, New York

I’ve been making up a new song every week since 2010.
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