Prairie Dog Moon
 

Prairie Dog Moon  © Michael Tomlinson

Close your sleepy eyes, lay you softly down
I’m here to bring you wishes from the wild
All the night birds sing softly in your dreams
I’ll be here beside you when you rise

On the day you were born, in the winter cold
Last day of December in a spray of blowing snow
You were oh, so warm, all the world made soft
Things you touched inside us we had almost forgot

What if all our worries were never really real at all?
And all the love we ever needed was inside us after all           

Every day you grow and ask a thousand why’s
All your life’s a wonder we can see through your eyes
Close them now my dear, wake tonight and fly
Dream of owls and herons in the night

We’ll go out in the weather, roam around together
In the light of the prairie dog moon
A couple of pals untethered
Birds of a feather, our eyes all shiny and new
And when the Dawn draws in mazarine clouds
Gentle with cool wet — summer morning rain
She’ll be watering you

What if all our worries were never really real at all?
And all the love we ever needed was inside us after all

We’ll go out in the weather, roam around together
In the light of the prairie dog moon
A couple of pals untethered
Birds of a feather, our eyes all shiny and new
And when the Dawn draws in mazarine clouds
Gentle with cool wet — summer morning rain
She’ll be watering you

Close your sleepy eyes, little laughing child
We’re here to bring you wishes from the wild . . .

 
This song exists because through my Kickstarter campaign, David Lannes asked me to write a song dedicated to his lovely wife, Tisha, and their beloved little two-year-old grandson, Aiden. I had no idea that I’d place the song on my album, but once it was finished it seemed to fit perfectly. You can hear Grandma Tisha and little Aiden near the end of my song and in the moment you hear their voices, I can’t imagine any human heart not bursting wide open. I hope this is a song that Aiden will love throughout his life, one that will remind him of how much he blessed the lives of his family by just being here. Thank you David, for the honor and for being such a generous supporter of my crowd funding.
 
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