A Lover’s Lullabye – Lyric/Poem

It has been a while since I have written new material. I also wanted to briefly give a glimpse at some of my writing process.

Tonight, I wrote a new piece called A Lover’s Lullabye. I have explained before that I draw from many different places, stories and experiences when writing. While listening to music tonight, I came across a song I had not heard before by Fleetwood Mac called Songbird. It was from the Rumours album with Christine McVie on the lead. It is a beautiful song painted against a piano backdrop along with a subtle acoustic guitar line with a simple message delivered with the right tone. This song stuck with me and eventually the tune started to take on a life of its own in my mind with a few additions. As I listened to the song again, this time without hearing the words, just the sound and the tone, I started writing and this is what I came up with. Complete with editing, this took about 15-20 minutes. I hope that you all enjoy it. I will post a YouTube clip to Songbird by Fleetwood Mac below.

A Lover’s Lullabye
Matthew Kushi

Sunshine
From the dusk of moonlight,
And a lullabye whispers to me.

With you, everything is alright
By you, I can sleep well tonight.
My heart is tucked in, wrapped into your arms.
We are both safe tonight –
Sleep well until the morning light.

I wish that you I could give you all that I have ever owned.
I hope that you feel the sunshine dance across your face
As we pass through the fleeting dawn of the morn’
And the stars wink at us goodnight.

Let me tell you that I love you
And how I want this love of ours to last forever,
Stronger than all of the powers in all of the world.

And with you, the sun will forever shine.
I watch it dance across your face,
And I find myself lost in your loving, smitten eyes.
I find myself wishing you knew how deeply I have fallen.
For the sunshine of my life.

Songbird – Fleetwood Mac


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