Mommy Daddy Baby

Story Behind The Song

The song is based on the film of the Russle Banks novel, The Sweethereafter.

Song Description

A song about parenthood and all the wonderful and terrible things that go with it.

Song Length 4:55 Genre Pop - Dreampop, Rock - Psychedelic
Tempo Very Slow (Under 70) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Heartbreaking, Worried Subject Love for Child, Loneliness
Similar Artists R.E.M., The Beach Boys Language English
Era 2000 and later


We were there when you took your first breath
and we both cried when you took your first step
and held you when you were scared of the dark
and kept you from any harm
so many plans we made before you were born
wallpaper with daisys

Mommy, Daddy, Baby

We would give up our lives for you
when we see ourselves in your eyes so true
you look to us to tell you right from wrong
all the good examples are gone
never thought I was one to kneel down and pray
but now I'm thinking maybe

Mommy, Daddy, Baby

We are old and without all the answers
you are grown and knew that long ago
so now when we need you the most
you're living on the west coast
whatever happened to my little girl
she used to love me like crazy

Mommy, Daddy, Baby

Lyrics Chris DeMay Music West of Rome
Producer Jay Bennett Publisher Prairie Wind Howl Music, ASCAP
Performance Chris DeMay, vocal, Marc Alberts, organ, Jay Bennett, piano, Andy Beaumong, drums, Tom Cox, bass, Chris Bain, violin Label Slothtrop Records
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