Monthly Archives: December 2006

Mike

I could go on typing this blog entry and deleting it and re-typing it differently all morning. There are no right words. I wish I’d known Mike better, but what I did know of him was a man that didn’t waste a thought or a minute. And a man that sang a lot of Kate Rusby songs. I’ve had one of her songs going round my head ever since I heard that he’d been found dead, I don’t know how apppropriate it is in others’ eyes, but in my confused and numb state of mind it seems strangely fitting. The lyrics are here in case they are of help to anyone else:

Who will sing me lullabies

Lay me down gently, lay me down low,
I fear I am broken and won’t mend, I know.
One thing I ask when the stars light the skies,
Who now will sing me lullabies,
Oh who now will sing me lullabies.

In this big world I’m lonely, for I am but small,
Oh angels in heaven, don’t you care for me at all?
You heard my heart breaking for it rang through the skies,
So why don’t you sing me lullabies,
Oh why don’t you sing me lullabies.

I lay here; I’m weeping for the stars they have come,
I lay here not sleeping; now the long night has begun.
The man in the moon, oh he can’t help but cry,
For there’s no one to sing me lullabies,
Oh there’s no one to sing me lullabies.

So lay me down gently, oh lay me down low,
I fear I am broken and won’t mend, I know .
One thing I ask when the stars light the skies,
Who now will sing me lullabies,
Oh who now will sing me lullabies.

Who will sing me to sleep
Who will sing me to sleep
Who will sing me to sleep
Who will sing me to sleep

Kate Rusby

Rest in peace Mike.