from keight: with a husband who does things like this, it will be a miracle if i am ever NOT pregnant. he is just frippin' amazing. if you never have, make sure you follow the link to judah's song below because it's so cool how the two songs go together just perfectly but are still completely different. okay, little girl, we've got your theme music ready, you can come out now!
Back when Judah was still in Keight's belly, I was trying my hand at songwriting. It all started when I wrote a song in response to some things that I was studying about the resurrection for a message that I was preaching. I really enjoyed the process so then I started a blog to document the process at the beginning of the new year with the intention of writing a song a week.
Well, I churned out a couple that I really liked, and some that were just okay, and some that probably stunk, but the last song that I wrote was about Judah (it was the last because he consequently occupied most of the time that I had dedicated to songwriting). Most of the feedback that I got from Judah's song was that it was by far the best of all of my efforts. And so as I closed up my songwriting experience, I realized then that any good artistic endeavor has to come from a place of deep emotional experience, or else it will end up at best being technically good, or clever, or clean, but not beautiful. Only powerful emotions can produce powerful expressions.
So now I pretty much stick to writing songs about things that really move me, and these days, that's just Jesus and our kids. And I've been trying to write a song for Layla for the past forever, but I wasn't feeling what I'd written 100% and it was a struggle because the emotions were still very far away and hard to access. So last night I got thinking about just how excited I was about her actually coming, and how much I wanted to meet her and to just be able to actually have her; to love on and cuddle, but consequently how her coming would begin the long slow road of her actually learning to be without us, and probably not want to always be around us (can you say middle school?). So it's this crazy conflict of emotions that I feel with Judah all the time of wanting him to just come to me and let me hold him and never let go and be both amazed and enthralled and terrified all at the same time that he's growing up.
So right then and there while sitting on the couch, the whole idea for her song just kinda popped into my head. Which is exactly how it happened with Judah's song too, so I hope this one is of the same breed. It's fun and a little goofy at times, because that's just how we are, and it's still a little rough because I wrote and recorded the whole thing in one day, but stick with it till the end and I think you'll like it.
Hope you enjoy.
Baby Come to Me
Well I caught your momma's eye
from across the room
and she gave a little smile
like she knew a thing or two and said
"I know what you're thinking, the answer's 'no'
it's much too soon for seconds darling. You know its true."
But I said baby come to me
oh don't be coy, yeah I know we're 1-2,-3, but what's one more
when you've got more love for sharing
and you look mighty fine in that t-shirt that you're wearing
so baby come to me
I said, baby come to me
well next thing that you know
we're getting presents wrapped in pink and purple bows
and moving things around to make room for another
and pretty soon you'll make our little man a brother
and I can't wait
So I say baby come to me
oh little girl, you know I just can't wait to see
how you turn our world upside down with all you bring in
and fill our hearts so full that they can't stop from singing
"Oh baby come to me"
We'll sing, "Baby come to me"
Now time is flying by like slipping sand
and on my front porch is a guy with flowers in his hand
"Oh daddy drop the gun you'll scare him"
I say, "That's the point, and don't think that's the dress you're wearing"
but then I'll laugh
And I'll say baby come to me, lemme hold you tight
now before I set you free to go out tonight
and will you make me a promise?
Will you come running back if mom or I start calling
oh baby come to me?
oh baby come on back to me
oh I know as time goes on you're growing
but baby can't you see
that no matter where you may be going
you'll always be, yeah you'll always be, you're always gonna be
my little darling baby
and I'll say baby come to me
oh I'll say baby come to me
Oh but while I've got you here
let me tell you one more thing my little dear
you might as well know that
with guys I've got a preference
and its not Romeo who's waiting with a white dress
in fact your heart of gold is something far too precious
to not be bought unless the cost was something priceless
but one paid that price
for such a beautiful bride
Oh He's the one who set us free
and He's singing, baby come to ME!