Atheist’s Lullaby

This is sweet — a lullaby for atheist parents, from Vastleft and Kevin Hammer.

Sadly, the baby makes it through the end of the song in one piece:

The lyrics (as I can understand them):

Go to sleep,
There is no god.
Life is complex,
Sometimes odd.
But your daddy always loves you.
No sky monster lords above you.
Sleep, my darling;
In dreams we fly.
When you wake: a new adventure.
And ‘tween us, there’ll be no lies.

(Thanks to Raven for the link!)

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  • Michael

    I think the last line says, “Between us there will be no lies.”

  • Thanks so much for featuring our video!

    Here are the lyrics (your transcription was close!):

    Go to sleep
    There is no god
    Life is complex
    Sometimes odd
    But your daddy always loves you
    No sky monster lords above you
    Sleep, my darling
    In dreams we fly
    When you wake: a new adventure
    And ‘tween us there’ll be no lies

  • Robert Thille

    Agree with Michael, the last line is ‘between us’, rather than ‘in dreams’

  • Michael — That makes more sense 🙂 I’ve updated it. Thanks!

  • Awww, this is adorable!

  • Jeigh

    “Sadly, the baby makes it through the end of the song in one piece.”

    Huh?? Is that sarcasm? I dont get the meaning behind this statement…

  • Robin

    I don’t think that I know any non-atheist lullabies. Or at least, all the ones I know don’t mention the subject at all.

  • Nathan

    Huh?? Is that sarcasm? I dont get the meaning behind this statement…

    You know…Rock a’bye baby…falling baby cradle and all out of the tops of a tree…

    Rock-a-bye baby, in the treetop,
    When the wind blows, the cradle will rock,
    When the bough breaks, the cradle will fall,
    And down will come baby, cradle and all.

  • Crux Australis

    My kids love that cradle falling one; It’s a game…I ‘drop’ them at the end and they giggle and roll on the floor, asking for more! Not at bedtime, though!

  • Vivian

    This is awesome!!! I’m going to memorize it so I can sing it to my daughters. How great would it be to hear a 3 and 4 year old singing this?