Flickr photo by David ShankboneColin Farrell may be one sexy hunk of daddyhood, but his taste in lullabies leaves a bit to be desired.
He's admitted to singing "Fairytale of New York" to put son Henry to bed.
A little sampler of lyrics in case you're not familiar with the tune: "It was Christmas Eve babe, in the drunk tank ..."
Oh Colin, let's raise a glass to finding some new tunes. A few we'd suggest:
1. "Kiss to Build a Dream On" by Louis Armstrong -- Go old school for a song sweet dreams are made of.
2. "Thunder Road" by Bruce Springsteen -- It's looooong, which almost guarantees they'll be out before you run out of words. We all pretended to be The Boss at least a few nights in front of the mirror as kids ourselves, so who doesn't know every word to this song?
3. "When You Say Nothing at All" by Alison Krauss -- Because that's the whole point, isn't it? To get them to lie down and say nothing ...
4. "Blackbird" by The Beatles -- Rule number one of life, you can never go wrong with The White Album. Even at bedtime.
5. "November Rain" by AC/DC -- Sometimes we all need some time alone, and honey, don't worry, nothing lasts forever ... you can hang out with Mom and Dad in the morning.
6. "Coney Island Baby" by Tom Waits -- You may not be able to do the growl, but this one is perfect for little princesses everywhere.
7. "Perfect Day" by Lou Reed -- The perfect end to ... well, you get the point.
8. "Fix You" by Coldplay -- When you feel so tired but you can't sleep ... I'll try to fix you.
9. "Lean on Me" by Bill Withers -- They might have a problem with going to sleep, but we all need somebody to help us once in awhile.
10. "Slip Sliding Away" by Simon and Garfunkel -- The nearer to sleep, the more they're slip sliding away.
What are your favorite non-traditional lullabies?