10. Lloyd Cole - Brand New Baby Blues
Obscure b-side, not available to listen to anywhere on the internet, but still a damned good song.
9. Robert Post - Newborn
Tomorrow, Robert will hop a train and come back newborn. I dread to think what the fare will be for that. I hope he booked well in advance for a sizable discount.
8. Morrissey - At Last, I Am Born
The song Moz wrote the day after finally getting a shag.
I once thought that I had numerous reasons to cry7. Everclear - I Will Buy You A New Life
And I did, but I don’t anymore
Because I am born, born, born
And you think you have a problem with door-to-door salesmen and Jehova's Witnesses? Just be glad you've not got Art Alexakis singing through your keyhole.
6. Depeche Mode - New Life
I have no idea what this is all about, but I'm pretty sure it's nothing to do with having a baby. Still... vintage Mode.
5. Cat Stevens - Here Comes My Baby
I challenge you to listen to the intro of this song and not feel just that little bit better.
4. Bright Eyes - The First Day of My Life
The idea of a song written from the perspective of a newborn baby sounds like cheese on a stick. Thankfully, it's Bright Eyes... not Sting.
Remember the time you drove all night3. Black Box Recorder - New Baby Boom
Just to meet me in the morning
And I thought it was strange you said everything changed
You felt as if you'd just woke up
And you said "this is the first day of my life
I'm glad I didn't die before I met you
But now I don't care I could go anywhere with you
And I'd probably be happy"
A first love song for our brand new son... courtesy of Sarah Nixey, Luke Haines and John Moore. (His two dads?)
2. Suzanne Vega - Birth-Day (Love Made Real)
I've already posted and will post a lot more songs dealing with what it feels like to become a father. This is one of the best I know about what a mother goes through...
Shakin' all over like an old sick dog1. Elbow - Newborn
There's a needle here, needle there, tremble in the fog
It's a tight squeeze, vice grip, ice and fire
Hot little treasure and the wave goes higher
I'll be the corpse in your bathtub......isn't, perhaps, the most romantic opening to a love song... but that's Guy Garvey's gift: to find beauty in the bleakest of places.
Which one would you want to enter the world to?