Song Lyric Sunday – Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) by Billy Joel

Since I had some amazing baby news that I wrote about yesterday, I wanted to find a song choice inspired by it. I was looking for an entirely different song when this one popped up and I knew this one was perfect.

I love Billy Joel and this is one of my favorite songs he sings. He wrote the song about his daughter. The other pretty great thing is that my daughter and her dad are inspired by this song and she had him write the lyrics “wherever you may go, no matter where you are, I never will be far away,” and she had that tattooed on her arm. It is truly lovely.

I know this isn’t an obscure choice, but sometimes pulling up older music that you used to love is like finding the song for the first time all over again.

I hop you enjoy this installment of Song Lyric Sunday. Feel free to read the rules below and post one of your own.

Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) by Billy Joel
Lyrics found at AZ Lyrics

Goodnight, my angel
Time to close your eyes
And save these questions for another day
I think I know what you’ve been asking me
I think you know what I’ve been trying to say
I promised I would never leave you
And you should always know
Wherever you may go
No matter where you are
I never will be far away

Goodnight, my angel
Now it’s time to sleep
And still so many things I want to say
Remember all the songs you sang for me
When we went sailing on an emerald bay
And like a boat out on the ocean
I’m rocking you to sleep
The water’s dark
And deep inside this ancient heart
You’ll always be a part of me

Goodnight, my angel
Now it’s time to dream
And dream how wonderful your life will be
Someday your child may cry
And if you sing this lullabye
Then in your heart
There will always be a part of me

Someday we’ll all be gone
But lullabyes go on and on…
They never die
That’s how you
And I
Will be


Here are the “rules”:

  • Post the lyrics to a favorite song or a new song you want to share
  • Make sure you credit the singer/band and provide a link to where you found the lyrics
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song
  • Ping back to my post that will go up every Sunday by 9am MST (or as early as I can…)
  • Read at least one other person’s blog so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process
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9 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday – Lullabye (Goodnight, My Angel) by Billy Joel

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  4. I love what your daughter did with her tattoo in her dad’s handwriting- and I’ve loved that song since it was new, too. Paul Simon has a wonderful father-daughter song (“Father and Daughter”), and so does Jimmy Buffet (“Delaney Talks to Statues”). I might stop by and play some Sunday – I hadn’t seen this hop before! =)

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