Songs About Babies from the 2018 FAI

It was our first day at the 2018 Folk Alliance International conference. We got our fancy badges that said we were "artists", checked into our hotel room and were then asked to jump into a van and record a song on the Spire portable studio. We weren't quite sure how to say 'no' to such an offer, so into the van we went with guitar and accordion in tow. The result was a one-take rendition of our new tune, Songs About Babies

Care to have a listen? 

Well lucky for you, here it is!

Songs About Babies

Excuse me friend, but I just got here
And I intend to stay
In the land of good times and fancy wines
And I’ll chase my mortality away

Old age will slow us down
And we all know what follows fast
But I drank the madman’s elixir
And I’m gonna make my good looks last

La dee da dee da, La dee da dee dee
Everybody wants a baby except me
Oh no, I like my nest empty
La dee da dee da, La dee da dee dee
Come to my house friend and you will see
It’s clean and I’m fast asleep

I wandered forty years
To get to where I am
And biblically speaking, I wanna save up
My naughty bits for my man

My garden’s full of flowers
In perfect late summer bloom
Since I moved to New York and I shot that stork
I’m feeling all of twenty two

La dee da dee da, La dee da dee dee
Everybody wants a baby except me
Oh no, I like my nest empty
La dee da dee da, La dee da dee dee
Come to my house friend and you will see
It’s clean and I’m fast asleep

In conclusion, I married a man
And I’m sure that the boys work fine
But I know our glitches and don’t need to see
His genes when they’re mixed with mine

Maybe I’m fooling myself
And I’ll rue it when I’m gray
But I’m just a cricket who sang all summer
And I’ll dance on the last of my fertile days

La dee da dee da, La dee da dee dee
Everybody wants a baby except me
Oh no, I like my nest empty
La dee da dee da, La dee da dee dee
Come to my house friend and you will see
It’s clean and I’m fast asleep

They’re writing songs about pretty little
babies, but not for me.

© The Fremonts