Joe Jencks

Goodnight Moonlight

from What Kind Of Brother

Written: 01/1999 for my fantastic nieces: Nora, Ellen, Grace and Nelle.

I see your eyelids droop, you're trying to keep them open
So much going on, you don't want to miss a thing
But now is the hour when you must be going
Off to the land where angels sing, so I say

Goodnight dear one go to bed, the day is almost through
You may rest your weary head, I will watch over you
May the moonlight hold you tight dancing on your window sill
I'll be right here by your side longer than the dream times will

You ask me what are dreams, how can I answer
A place of joy and hope, but now and then of fear
And as I lay you down for a long night's slumber
Gliding down my cheek is a solitary tear, as I say

Goodnight dear one go to bed, the day is almost through
You may rest your weary head, I will watch over you
May the moonlight hold you tight dancing on your window sill
I'll be right here by your side longer than the dream times will

'Cause you don't like the dark a little light is glowing
Shining on the wall like a twinkle star
May the blankets that you ear keep you warm in knowing
If there is a need I will not be far, as I say

Goodnight dear one go to bed, the day is almost through
You may rest your weary head, I will watch over you
May the moonlight hold you tight dancing on your window sill
I'll be right here by your side longer than the dream times will

Goodnight moonlight
Goodnight sunshine too
Goodnight all the waking world
We'll be here when the dreaming time is through

© 1999  Joe Jencks

updated: 8 years ago