Still Listening: I Wish My Baby Was Born
Our first Still Listening featured song is “I Wish My Baby Was Born,” by The Tillers. Few songs directly speak to the ache of missing a child as this classic American ballad does: “I wish, I wish my baby was born / and sitting on his papa’s knee … but still I hope the time will come / when you and I will be as one.” There are many great versions of this song (from the ethereal track from The Be Good Tanyas to the hauntingly beautiful rendition by Dillard Chandler which blows everyone out of the water), but The Tillers’ version is my favorite due to it’s simple, accessible melody. What songs speak to you? Leave a comment, and remember to follow our Spotify account where you can hear more songs, listen to playlists, or add to our ever growing list of community-generated songs for parents experiencing loss.