Week 5 – Lullaby

Honestly, I’m quite relieved to be done with this week’s song.

It’s been a really, really hectic week for me and my band. Let’s see, there was a rehearsal on Tues, filming at Clarke Quay on Wed, and a gig on Thurs. So, I really only had today to work on the song, because most of the weekend will be taken up rehearsing for the 13:34 Musical, which takes place next Thurs!

I spent most of this morning and afternoon finishing up the song and working on the melody. I set aside the evening to record the video, with Carol helping me on the camera, as usual. I think I was feeling hard pressed for time, which is why I lost count of the number of takes I took to get the song right. It was frustrating, but after putting down the guitar and taking a short break (Carol made a snack, too), I finally got a pretty decent take.

The song “Lullaby” is indeed intended to be one. Carol has not been sleeping well for weeks. She keeps waking up in the middle of the night drenched in sweat (I blame it on the lousy air cooler we have in the room). There was one night when she startled me awake all of a sudden. In the dark, I heard her shout: “Look, red dots!”, and what freaked me out was that her eyes were wide open and she was pointing her hand at the ceiling. I looked up, half-expecting some monstrosity to be perched above me, but nothing was there. For a moment, I thought she had been possessed. I shook her awake to see if she was okay, and she groggily told me she dreamed she was walking past a row of cute canines and had actually yelled: “Look, many dogs!”. *Slaps forehead*

Anyway, in the hope of better sleep, this song is dedicated to her.

Lullaby
© Music and Lyrics by Marcel Lee Pereira, 4 June, 2010

Sleep easy my love
Close your eyes and
Drift into your space
Where I can’t find you

Rest easy my love
There are no monsters
Underneath the bed
I guarantee that

Dream easy my love
May you see wonders
Do amazing things
And not forget them

And when you wake up
You can take up
The story where you left off
Don’t worry, I will listen to you

Did you have a bad dream
Your sweat is cold
Put your hand in mine
Keep the light on

Did you dream that I
Was not beside you
Feel my caress
This is what’s real

High above the world
No one can find us
This room is our tree
This bed our nest

And when you wake up
You can take up
The story where you left off
Don’t worry, I will listen to you

And when you wake up
You can take up
The story where you left off
Don’t worry, I will listen to you

Sleep easy my love
Close your eyes and
Drift into your space
Where I can’t find you

***

I’d just like to say thanks to everyone for all the positive comments about the UK Songwriting Contest. It’s encouraged me a huge bunch and I really do need everyone’s support as I embark on this new chapter in my life. Actually, I am slightly worried about next week, because it’s the week of the musical and we’ll be frantically preparing for the show over the next few days. But I’m sure, with God’s Grace, I’ll have another song to share with you then!

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2 comments

  1. Jeremy · June 5, 2010

    Nice song! I like the melody.

    • marcelpereira · June 5, 2010

      Thanks man!

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