?

Log in

Previous Entry | Next Entry

Songs written by a dad for their infant daughter:

"Jessica," Dickey Betts, Allman Brothers Band
"Aubergine of the Sun," Ott
"Isn't She Lovely," Stevie Wonder

Anything else? There's "Still Fighting It" by Ben Folds, but it a) is written about his son, not a daughter and b) instead of being "oh man you are great holy shit I am in love with my brand new kid" it's all "someday you're going to grow up and it's all going to be depressing!" which is not the vibe for which I am looking.

Any other nominations which fit the theme?

Comments

( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
mordicai
Nov. 14th, 2014 01:11 am (UTC)
Uh so sadness trigger warning I guess?


...


So this is a sad "in related news..." digression that I saw tonight: Heartbreaking Video: Father Sings 'Blackbird' To Dying Newborn Son After Losing Wife. So that's a bummer which is why I warned you!

Edited at 2014-11-14 01:12 am (UTC)
littlewashu
Nov. 14th, 2014 08:58 pm (UTC)
Re:
Is this really you? This seems very unlike you. But no, I am not going to watch that video.
mordicai
Nov. 14th, 2014 09:19 pm (UTC)
Re:
It is me! I just had closed the window moments before seeing your post, so it was fresh in my memory, & didn't want to blindside anyone with Max Sad.
harvey
Nov. 14th, 2014 06:33 pm (UTC)
Well, Ben Folds' Gracie was about his daughter. Talking Heads, Stay Up Late.
littlewashu
Nov. 14th, 2014 08:56 pm (UTC)
Man, I thought about Gracie but kind of reject it, because it was written when she was years older. And I heard him tell the story about it when I saw him this summer, and it made me hate him for a minute. To sum up: "So my wife had twins, and I immediately wrote a song for my son. But I didn't write one for my daughter. And then I didn't release another album for years, haha! But then eventually I did, so obviously I *had* to write a song about Gracie, otherwise I would get in trouble; but she was old enough to understand stuff, so I had to write a song that a 5 year old could understand! Hahaha, aren't I adorable?" Man, eff you Ben Folds. YOU ARE A MUSICIAN. FUCKING WRITE A SONG FOR YOUR INFANT DAUGHTER EVEN THOUGH YOU DON'T HAVE AN ALBUM COMING OUT. OMG WTF.

So, uh, vetoed.

And is "Stay Up Late" actually about his own kid? Seems unlikely. No one wants their kid to stay up late. Sorry for having such stringent rules about my imaginary mixtape!
harvey
Nov. 14th, 2014 11:49 pm (UTC)
FINE JUST THROW AWAY ALL OF MY IDEAS
( 6 comments — Leave a comment )

Latest Month

March 2015
S M T W T F S
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    

Tags

Powered by LiveJournal.com
Designed by Witold Riedel