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Lullaby For Grown-Ups


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Okay, here's what happened. My friend heard the lullaby I wrote for her, and she really liked it. In fact, she said she planned to fall asleep to it herself. "There really need to be lullabies written for adults," she said. Well that got us both going as I improvised some of the lyrics that might help adults fall asleep. By the end, I'd made another promise to write a song, and this is the result.

Hope you can make it through without dozing off!
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Lyrics
Your portfolio's okay, there'll be no crash
Your wallet is bursting with spendable cash
Your spouse isn't cheating
No one is beating
Your favorite team
You're free to dream

Your in-laws love you, but they don't want to stay
Your son is drug-free, and he just got an A
Your daughter is chaste
It was okay to taste
That chocolate cake
No weight it'll make

Ooh, close your weary eyes
And you will realize
Even though the fridge is broken
Tomorrow's mail
Shows there's a sale
You can buy one when you've woken

That misshapen mole growing on your hip
It is benign, like the sore on your spouse's lip
You're due for a raise
Being smart really pays
But to get your due
It's beddy-bye for you

That pain in your tooth really is quite banal
You just need a filling, not a root canal
The baby's not crying
The IRS is buying
Your tax return
You can keep what you earn

Ooh, sleep sweet grown-up
Your problems are sewn-up
Nothing in the world will harm you
Your family's safe
Your jammies don't chafe
But this insomnia should really alarm you.
Song Stats
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Comments: 20
Fans: 3
Plays: 351
Downloads: 155
Votes: 14
Uploaded: Feb 07, 2005 - 04:01:06 PM
Last Updated: Mar 27, 2005 - 04:56:58 AM Last Played: Mar 19, 2017 - 03:58:28 PM
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Comments
MiMi said 4523 days ago (February 7th, 2005)
I admire
Your songwriting and choice of music for your
presentation. I enjoyed the story and your overall sound.
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Joanna said 4523 days ago (February 7th, 2005)
I admire
Thank you very much, Mimi! I love that new symphonic jampack -- it's got
such beautiful loops on it. I really appreiciate your support!
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Peter Greenstone said 4523 days ago (February 7th, 2005)
brilliant
That was really funny. You hit the nail on the head. Really made me laugh hearing those lines sung in such a sweet lullaby voice.
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Joanna said 4523 days ago (February 7th, 2005)
brilliant
Thank you, pg! I figured the only way it could work would be if I sang it
straight, and let the lyrics carry the humor, instead of my voice. I'm so glad
you enjoyed it!
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aclarke said 4523 days ago (February 7th, 2005)
You oversold...
I'm laughing too hard to get any sleep!
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Joanna said 4523 days ago (February 7th, 2005)
You oversold...
LOL! Gee, and I tried so hard to "lull". Thank you, ac!
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Stun Nutz said 4523 days ago (February 7th, 2005)
What a great idea...
The lyrics are perfect... so soothing.... sounds like a
song I'd like to live in... zzzzzzzzzz...... what the
hell? The ending just yanked me back to reality...
this was hilarious, Joanna...! I can't wait to play this
for some other grown-ups.
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Stun Nutz said 4523 days ago (February 7th, 2005)
What a great idea...
forgot to say that I liked the artwork too... how fitting...
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Joanna said 4523 days ago (February 7th, 2005)
What a great idea...
Thank you, Stun! Yes, play it for other, beleagued grown-ups and maybe we
beat this battle against insomnia for good! And thanks for the nice comment
on the artwork -- Gotta love Appleworks!
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_nderscore said 4523 days ago (February 7th, 2005)
my eyelids..
are getttting heaveeeey. oh, if only this were all true..
heaven. perfect. wonderful. whaa?

great, joanna ;)

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Joanna said 4523 days ago (February 7th, 2005)
my eyelids..
Oh, _nder, I, too, wish it were true! Heck, I just wish I had a portfolio to worry
about! Thank you, and here's hoping you find that life.
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Mystified said 4523 days ago (February 7th, 2005)
Counting sheep....
...is so passe, now that we have this song!

Joanna, you make me laugh, you make me cry! Another
wonderful, whimsical piece from you.
(Now *this* one would be in the 'Humor' section--just
across from 'Children's Books'....)

Thanks for the great song! :)


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Joanna said 4523 days ago (February 8th, 2005)
Counting sheep....
Thank you, Mystie -- Let the sheep have the night off. Lullabies for Grown-
Ups are the new thing. Well, in my house, anyway. Thanks!
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said 4523 days ago (February 8th, 2005)
Lovely
and the lyrics are hilarious.
Joanna said 4523 days ago (February 8th, 2005)
Lovely
Thank you, Mungo!
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Suzanne said 4518 days ago (February 12th, 2005)
words
you took the words right out of my mouth, and my neighbor's mouth, and my co-workers' mouths... although the loud sound at the end is a funny punchline when i read the lyrics, it was jarring and took me out of the self-rationalized revrie you had lulled me into. that was cruel :)... i'd rather lie to myself all the way to dreamland...
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Joanna said 4515 days ago (February 16th, 2005)
words
Thank you, Suzanne! Sorry about the cruel ending -- I just couldn't resist.
Every good joke deserves a punchline.
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Cameron said 4514 days ago (February 16th, 2005)
very humorous!
The lyrics on this song is truly its strongest point -- very,
very humorous, and right-on!

It's nice to hear the new symphonic loops from JamPack 4!
The strings are very pleasant. The cello loops seemed a
bit loud in my right ear, almost obscuring your vocals
whenever it appeared, though. The violins on the left side
were better-balanced. I would take down the cello levels
just a tad.

This lullaby has the opposite issue from your other one; it
has too much sustained strings and not enough other
sounds. In this case, the use of pizzicato strings
occasionally would have created more textural variety.

This song was very pleasing to listen to, as well as
extremely amusing. Thanks for sharing it!
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Joanna said 4514 days ago (February 16th, 2005)
very humorous!
Thank you, Cameron. I'll admit that my focus on this song were indeed the
lyrics. I do need to go back in and give it another go as far as levels are
concerned. I've got new headphones and I've discovered that what sounds
perfect in GB tends to be off when mixed down to an MP3 played on
speakers. I just have to get used to the new dynamics and I should get this
problem licked. (In GB, the vocals sounded too loud. Go figure).
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drakonis said 4488 days ago (March 14th, 2005)
teehee
I was wondering when somebody would finally write a
grown-up lullaby... this is perfect. Very amusing lyrics,
great ending, ahhh... didn't make me fall asleep at all, but
definitely made me smirk, and gotta play it for a few
friends. Thanks for so deftly filling this much-needed
musical gap in the world!
ttfn,
Drakonis
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Hi, I'm Joanna (not Jo, that's someone else). Garageband has allowed me to indulge my love for singing beyond concerts in the shower. My favorite part of songwriting is writing the lyrics. This makes sense, of course, because writing is what I d... [see more]

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