“Sean’s Song” by Gary

Gary wrote his little son Sean a Navy Lullaby while he was deployed. He later included it in a father/son book which he gave Sean on his 2nd birthday. (Note: Gary has declined to use his last name for his appearance on His Side with Glenn Sacks but the “SS” below refers to his son’s Sean’s initials).

“Sean’s Song”

VERSE ONE:

Rock a bye SS ROCK Rock a Bye you sang to me each eve . . .

And you gave me rolling rock a byes of dreams I’ve yet to dream.

Each night I’d pray that when I’d awake . . .

You’d have safely ROCK’d me home …

to the greatest gift, the Lord hath given me; my little son named Sean.

CHORUS:

Daddy’s ship is back in town and this time it’s for good.

Please understand . . .

Please know that I’d have been there if I could.

But things just aren’t so simple on a haze grey lullaby . . .

this ship I’ll call the ever lonely – SS ROCK A BYE.

VERSE TWO:

I can count the shorelines that I’ve past like others count their sheep.

I saw shadows dancing in the night . . . while you rock’d me down to sleep.

But last night I knew that when I’d awake,

I’d hold you in my arms . . .

To personally protect you and . . .

to keep you safe from harm.

REPEAT CHORUS

Daddy’s ship is back in town and this time its for good.

Please understand

Please know that I’d have been there if I could.

But things just arn’t so simple on a haze grey lullaby . . .

this ship I’ll call the ever lonely

. . . SS ROCK A BYE

this ship we’ll call the ever lonely

. . . SS ROCK A BYE