November 27, 2012

when old things become new

i've long loved this song. it's been on many a playlist for me and the other day, while river and i were reading blogs and he started to get fussy, i opened my itunes and started playing this song to calm him down. you know it's a good song when he stops and listens for the entire thing. he, of course, did just that for this song. but while he was in a trance, i started singing it and then, i started crying. before i knew it, one verse in, it had an entirely new meaning for me. i wasn't singing this song to my husband that day, i was singing it to my baby boy. and save for a few lines, it fit magically. 

been up all night, staring at you, wondering what's on your mind. 

every word you say, i think, i should write down. don't want to forget come daylight. 

happy to lay here. just happy to be here. i'm happy to know you. 

have you heard this song, don't you just love it? 



  1. All time fav! Schuyler Fisk and Joshua Radin were dating when they wrote it which makes it even cuter. I never thought of it in the context of my little guy but that makes it even sweeter. Love you Vic!

  2. did not know the song till now! thanks! it is great

  3. love that song- never thought about it relating to babyhood, but your totally right. It all passes so quick you just wish you could bottle up the moments.

  4. I haven't heard the song before, but those lyrics were so sweet! More pics of River, please!! :)

  5. I love when old songs have new meanings when I "grow up." Your baby is so cute and sweet!

  6. love this song!! so great. what a precious babay boy!
    Helene in Between

  7. i adoooore this song. so precious you can apply it to your sweet baby. i love when an old song has a new meaning. so beautiful :]

    lovely blog! glad to have found it.


  8. I used to dream about my future husband when I heard this song.. Love the new meaning for your sweet bitty boy :)

  9. oh my gosh. his eyes are beautiful! he is beautiful! doesn't that smile just knock you over?

  10. oh goodness. He is simply too cute!

  11. Its my first time hearing this song and im obsessed.

  12. Just found your blog. Love it!
    New follower! Follow me back too?!?
    He is sooo cute!!

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