A few years back when a friend was pregnant with her first child, we sat around one night discussing all the ways in which children’s lullabies and songs were fucking creepy. We went through all the traditional songs, Ring Around the Rosy, Rock-a-Bye Baby, etc, and could not find a one that did not have some allusion to death or disaster. I think she wound up raising the little niblet on the Indigo Girls because of that conversation.
What did you used to sing as a child? What do you sing to your children now?