Back when Baby Owen was born (on my birthday! I may have mentioned this a couple or eighty times) I had a tough time deciding what to get him and looked in several states and a couple of countries. But finally, the perfect gift emerged, I can’t even remember how, and I got him one of a series of CD’s of rock and alternative artists done in lullaby form. Baby Owen got Radiohead because that’s what his Mom likes, but ever since then, I’ve been mesmerized by them and just could never decide what to get. They all have fantastic covers, too, something like the artwork of the original artist but in kiddie style.
(l-r: The Cure, U2, Bob Marley, Metallica)
Cool, right? There are a bunch I really like but I finally chose Tool and made it my inaugural song purchase from the Amazon music store. Only 89 cents! Anyway, this song is just fabulous because it keeps all of the dark, haunting hypnotism of the original but with a softer arrangement and fewer swear words. They accomplished that last part by making it instrumental. But it’s OK, babies pretty much already know that shit ends up at the bottom and you should wear your grudge like a crown of negativity.
Tool Lullabies – Reflection
Streaming audio available on the iPod Song of the Week page.