Rockabye Baby, Don’t you cry

I already posted this song a couple of weeks back, but that was the BBC New Year Party version of the song.
Here is their official video of the song by Clean Bandits, which became my absolute favorite for 2016. I loved the lyrics, I loved the tune, I loved the singing… I loved it all. And it is a perfect fit for today’s Song Lyric Sunday theme and I don’t mind reposting the song again.

Lyrics from A-Z lyrics

“Rockabye”
(feat. Anne-Marie & Sean Paul)

Call it love and devotion
Call it a mom’s adoration
Foundation
A special bond of creation, ha
For all the single moms out there
Going through frustration
Clean Bandit, Sean-da-Paul, Anne-Marie
Sing, make them hear

She works the nights, by the water
She’s gone astray, so far away
From my father’s daughter
She just wants a life for her baby
All on her own, no one will come
She’s got to save him (Daily struggle)

She tells him, “Ooh, love, no one’s ever gonna hurt you, love
I’m gonna give you all of my love
Nobody matters like you”
(Stay out there, stay out there)

She tells him, “Your life ain’t gon’ be nothing like my life
You’re gonna grow and have a good life
I’m gonna do what I’ve got to do”
(Stay out there, stay out there)

So, Rockabye baby, Rockabye
I’m gonna rock you
Rockabye baby, don’t you cry
Somebody’s got you
Rockabye baby, Rockabye
I’m gonna rock you
Rockabye baby, don’t you cry
Rockabye, no

Rockabye-rocka-rocka-rocka-bye
(Rockabye, yeah oh oh)
Rockabye-rocka-rocka-rocka-bye

Single mama you doing out there
Facing the hard life, without no fear (Yeah)
Just so you know that you really care
Cause any obstacle come you’re well prepared (Oh no)
And no mama, you never shed tear
Cause you have to shed things year after year
And you give the youth love beyond compare (Yeah)
You find his school fee and the bus fare (Yeah)
Mmm Marie, the pops’ disappear
In the round back can’t find him nowhere
Steadily you work flow, everything you know
Say you nah stop no time – no time for your jear

Now she got a six-year-old
Trying to keep him warm
Trying to keep out the cold
When he looks in her eyes
He don’t know he is safe

When she says “Ooh, love, no one’s ever gonna hurt you, love
I’m gonna give you all of my love
Nobody matters like you”

So, Rockabye baby, Rockabye
I’m gonna rock you
Rockabye baby, don’t you cry
Somebody’s got you
Rockabye baby, Rockabye
I’m gonna rock you
Rockabye baby, don’t you cry
(Oh-badda-bang-bang-bang, alright then)
Rockabye, no

Rockabye-rocka-rocka-rocka-bye
(Rockabye, yeah oh oh)
Rockabye-rocka-rocka-rocka-bye

Rockabye, don’t bother cry
Lift up your head, lift it up to the sky
Rockabye, don’t bother cry
Angels surround you, just dry your eye

Now she got a six-year-old
Trying to keep him warm
Trying to keep out the cold
When he looks in her eyes
He don’t know he is safe when she says

She tells him, “Ooh, love, no one’s ever gonna hurt you, love
I’m gonna give you all of my love
Nobody matters like you”
(Stay out there, stay out there)

She tells him, “Your life ain’t gonna be nothing like my life (stay)
You’re gonna grow and have a good life
I’m gonna do what I’ve got to do”
(Stay out there, stay out there)

So, Rockabye baby, Rockabye
(Rockabye-rocka-rocka-rocka-bye)
I’m gonna rock you
Rockabye baby, don’t you cry
(Rockabye-rocka-rocka-rocka-bye)
Somebody’s got you
Rockabye baby, Rockabye
(Rockabye-rocka-rocka-rocka-bye)
I’m gonna rock you
Rockabye baby, don’t you cry
(Oh-badda-bang-bang-bang, alright then)
Rockabye

Rockabye, don’t bother cry
Lift up your head, lift it up to the sky (Rockabye)
Rockabye, don’t bother cry (Yeah)
Angels surround you, just dry your eye (Yeah)

Rockabye, don’t bother cry (No)
Lift up your head, lift it up to the sky (Oh)
Rockabye, don’t bother cry
Angels surround you, just dry your eye


Posting it for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday.
So, our theme for Song Lyric Sunday is to post a song about the parent/child relationship.

 

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5 comments

  1. Helen Espinosa · January 15

    You always have the greatest song picks! This is another one I fell in love with… it is also such a sweet song for the theme this week. Thanks so much for sharing another song I am adding to my playlist!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Louise · January 16

    This was another new one for me – glad I came by for a listen. It’s catchy – and the hope for the best for her child comes through loud and clear.

    Liked by 1 person

    • KG · January 16

      Thank you, Louise 🙂 Yes, I love the band Clean Bandit and thanks to them I found this one.

      Like

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