Creativefilter: Add verses to my lullaby
October 24, 2018 7:05 AM   Subscribe

I sing a little made up song to my child and need additional verses from the hivemind. Please add your own and make me not repeat the same exact thing over until the end of time. What would you add?

It goes like:

It's okay
To close your eyes
And stop those cries
And all those whines

It's okay
To fall asleep
And dream of sheep
And things to eat

It's okay
To rest your head
And go to bed
Like momma said

Right now I repeat until I go crazy or she falls asleep.
posted by AlexiaSky to Grab Bag (21 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
 
Think of all the things you'll see
I'll dream of you, you dream of me
I'll love you in the dark of night
I'll love you at the morning light

The stars that shine, the moon that glows
Your little fingers, your little toes
All these things that I can see
Like you are beautiful to me

The sun comes up, the birds will sing
And light will shine on everything
When this lovely night is through
I'll spend a brand new day with you

Dogs and birds and kittens too
Need to sleep, just like you
So close your eyes and say "Goodnight,"
And join me in the morning light.



(I may have gotten the meter wrong by adding too many syllables. Still, I hope this helps. It was fun to do).

posted by 4ster at 7:24 AM on October 24, 2018 [11 favorites]


It's okay
To snuggle up
Just like a pup
My buttercup

It's okay
To just relax
And think of snacks
And folded slacks

It's okay
To snore and snuff
And dream of stuff
My little puff
posted by Greg Nog at 7:33 AM on October 24, 2018 [20 favorites]


It's okay
To take a nap
It is a snap
Do it asap .... hrm.
posted by jefeweiss at 7:46 AM on October 24, 2018 [1 favorite]


It's okay
To (somethingerd)
Don't say a word
My little bird
posted by jefeweiss at 7:49 AM on October 24, 2018


It's okay
to quiet down
not make a sound
or look around.
posted by FencingGal at 7:52 AM on October 24, 2018 [1 favorite]


It's okay
To breathe real slow
The glow worms glow
The ponies know
posted by pseudostrabismus at 7:59 AM on October 24, 2018 [4 favorites]


It's okay
To start to yawn
And sleep til dawn
My little fawn

It's okay
To get some rest
In your little nest
And feel so blessed [or "And feel your best"]

It's okay
To drift away
And end the day
With dreams of play

It's okay
To settle down
And stop your frown
My little clown

It's okay
To breathe real slow
And feel a glow
My marshmellow

It's okay
To hold your bear
And let your cares
Melt into the air

It's okay
To say goodnight
And turn out the light
And sleep tight
posted by aka burlap at 8:00 AM on October 24, 2018 [3 favorites]


It’s okay
To have a snooze
And you can choose
To dream of shoes

It’s okay
To have a rest
You’ll feel your best
I’d be impressed

It’s okay
To sleep all night
Until it’s light
I think you might

It’s okay
To get some Zs
To sound like bees
Asleep in trees
posted by Metroid Baby at 8:00 AM on October 24, 2018 [7 favorites]


It's okay
To breathe real deep
And go to sleep
Without a peep

It's okay
It's all rozy
To feel dozy
When you are cozy

It's okay
With sleepy mommas
And warm pajamas
To skip the drama

It's okay
To snuggle in
And stop struggling
Let your dreams in

It's okay
You'd never guess
But after you rest
You're at your best

It's okay
To be quiet
And just quit
And sleep a bit
posted by hiker U. at 8:03 AM on October 24, 2018 [1 favorite]


Its Okay
to start to snooze
if thats a ruse
I'll need some booze
posted by Chrischris at 8:48 AM on October 24, 2018 [2 favorites]


it's okay
to stop the fight
and say good night
till morning light

it's okay
to start to snore
until the mor-
ning's at the door

it's okay
to start to dream
so I don't scream
my jellybean
posted by Mchelly at 8:51 AM on October 24, 2018 [2 favorites]


If you're willing to start verses with something other than "It's okay" that opens up more possibilities. For instance:

Little queen/king
Take off your crown
And go on down
To Sleepy Town

Little kitten
Stop your mews
I've got some news
It's time to snooze

Little puppy
Please don't whine
Everything's fine
Because you're mine

Little bird
No need to cry
Just dream of sky
And start to fly

Little lion
Take a pause
To rest your claws
And mighty jaws

Little fairy
Close your wings
And hear me sing
Of nighttime things

Little dragon
Let your roars
Turn into snores
Then snore some more

Little horse
No need to neigh
Just hit the hay
You know the way

Little sun
You're way too bright
You know it's night
Turn off your light.
posted by Redstart at 9:12 AM on October 24, 2018 [3 favorites]


It's okay
For online peeps
To ghostwrite songs
That make you sleep

It's okay
To query Mefites
For lullabies
To make dreams take flight

It's okay
To crowdsource content
For soothing music
Sung by your parent
posted by prize bull octorok at 10:15 AM on October 24, 2018 [8 favorites]


It's okay
To tucker out
And not to pout
My little sprout
posted by phunniemee at 10:36 AM on October 24, 2018 [4 favorites]


When I say
that it's OK,
what I mean
is you're my bean.
posted by amtho at 10:39 AM on October 24, 2018 [1 favorite]


It's ok
to start to dream
of mint ice cream
and balance beams

It's ok
my little mite
delicious bite
turn out the light

It's ok
to close your eyes
see fireflies
in starry skies
posted by Glinn at 4:11 PM on October 24, 2018 [1 favorite]


If you get a chance, I think I speak for all of us when I request a recording so we can hear what the melody sounds like!
posted by Greg Nog at 5:56 PM on October 24, 2018 [2 favorites]


Don't overthink
your plate of beans
turn off your brain
turn on your dreams
posted by a humble nudibranch at 9:00 PM on October 24, 2018 [1 favorite]


It's okay
To grunt and groan
You are safe
And warm at home

It's okay
To snuggle deep
Momma's here
And you can sleep

It's okay
To let it go
Morning gives
It back you know

It's okay
To suck your thumb
No need for milk
With your full tum.

It's okay
Both now and soon
You're not alone
You hear me croon

It's okay
No cause to fear
Cos it is dark
You're hidden here

It's okay
To rub your nose
If it helps
Your eyes to close

It's okay
To squeak and squawk
For I am list'ning
To you talk
posted by Jane the Brown at 9:07 PM on October 24, 2018 [1 favorite]


It's okay
To (somethingerd)
Don't say a word
My little bird
posted by jefeweiss


It's okay
To be absurd...

It's okay
To be a nerd...

It's okay
To be so weird...

It's okay
To want things cleared...

It's okay
To pull dad's beard...
posted by Jane the Brown at 9:14 PM on October 24, 2018 [1 favorite]


(it's ok)
to have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

(it's ok)
which
you were probably
saving
for breakfast

forgive me
(it's ok)
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold

(it's okaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyy)
posted by bendy at 9:40 PM on October 24, 2018 [1 favorite]


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