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• Announcing the worldwide premiere of Welcome to the World!

 

(I posted this once before, but thought I'd post it one more time!)

I had planned a longer post about this song, but there's just not time! Here's the short story: it was a few months before Amelia and Avalon squalled their arrival to all in attendance, and I was thinking to myself how lame to not have a song for them. And a few days later, the phrase "welcome to the world" popped into my brain and started writing lyrics. But what to say? I mean, the WORLD? It's kinda hard to describe. So I went back in time to when the world was simpler and thought to be made of earth, air, water and fire and grabbed The Maton (all hail!) and a few hours later had the song in time for the birth. I did not have time record it, though, until after the girls showed up, so I had to sing it acapella in the nursery. But now I have a proper version! This one is for Amelia and Avalon. Hope they -- and you -- like it.

WELCOME TO THE WORLD 

Say hello to the mountains reaching to the sky
Say hello to the valleys stretching far and wide
Say hello to the trees home to all the squirrels
Say hello to everything and welcome to the world

Say hello to the rivers, and lakes and streams
Say hello to the oceans deeper than your dreams
Say hello to the oyster who hides a pearl
Say hello to everything and welcome to the world

Say hello to the breezes cool and warm
Say hello to the howl of a winter storm
Say hello the birds as their feathers unfurl
Say hello to everything and welcome to the world

Say hello to sunlight from so far away
Say hello to fireflies at the end of the day
Say hello to everything my two little girls
Say hello to mom and dad and welcome to the world