Hush Little Baby
Don't say a word
Mama's gonna buy you a mockingbird...
The first three lines of this song are enough to scare me. A couple of years ago there was a mockingbird that built a nest in my yard. I saw it one day and was pointing it out to my sister when the mama mockingbird saw me. From that point on I could not go into my backyard without that crazy bird coming at me. It was insane! Neil could mow the yard and other people could go back there, but I couldn't even raise the blinds in my living room to look at my backyard without that crazy bird trying to peck my eyes out.
It's because of this I decided to look up the lyrics to this lullaby. I knew nothing good could start with mockingbirds (except for one of my all time favorite books To Kill A Mockingbird.) As it turns out, the rest of the lyrics are equally horrible. Diamond rings that turn to brass, looking glasses that break, carts and bulls that turn over... wait, did I just say 'carts and bulls?' That's right, it's in there. Why do we sing this song? I think from now on I'll stick to the one about the baby falling out of the treetop.