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Billy Joel Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel) Lyrics

Last updated: 04/21/2014 04:40:33 AM

Goodnight, my angel
Time to close your eyes
And save these questions for another day
I think I know what you've been asking me
I think you know what I've been trying to say
I promised I would never leave you
And you should always know
Wherever you may go
No matter where you are
I never will be far away

Goodnight, my angel
Now it's time to sleep
And still so many things I want to say
Remember all the songs you sang for me
When we went sailing on an emerald bay
And like a boat out on the ocean
I'm rocking you to sleep
The water's dark and deep
Inside this ancient heart
You'll always be a part of me


Goodnight, my angel
Now it's time to dream
And dream how wonderful your life will be
Someday your child may cry
And if you sing this lullabye
Then in your heart
There will always be a part of me

Someday we'll all be gone
But lullabyes go on and on...
They never die
That's how you
And I
Will be

Thanks to Marsha for submitting Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel) Lyrics.

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Bittersweet Memories | Reviewer: Lina | 4/20/14

Dear Maddy: I lost my dad to cancer when I was 13; it was heartbreaking, and this song comforts me when I hear it. It reminds me that he is still here with me, and I hope you can remember good things about your dad as well. Be at peace.

Memories | Reviewer: Maddy | 4/12/14

I say this song about 3 years ago and it reminded me a lot of the many emotions I felt when I lost my father to suicide. Billy Joel thank you for such a beautiful song that has touched the hearts of many and brought with it the hopes of tomorrow. The first time I sang this song I made a promise to myself to sing this to my children at night.

The perfect lulabye | Reviewer: betty | 12/28/13

My sister Greta is seven, going on to eight. I am nine, and we have more stuffed animals than you count. They will never sleep- except for Cream, our shyest of the eight in the Beanie Bunch Club.
But when we sang this lulabye to the stuffies, they were fast asleep before we finished the first verse. Thank you, Billy Joel!

It breaks my heart! | Reviewer: David | 8/21/13

This song came out a year after my son was born. I learned it and sang it to him every night to put him to sleep. I lost him September 1995 and I played this at his funeral. Every time I hear it, it brings back memories of me holding him singing. It also breaks my heart a bit more every time! I love this song so much.

Truth be told | Reviewer: Maxwell | 7/27/13

It's always funny to me to hear people say how this song is important to their significant other. Treating like a song about romance and never letting go of your lover. I don't know how many people know this, but this song is from a father's point of view, to his daughter. Billy's daughter asked him one day, "Where do people go when they die" and this song summarizes what he said. This song is wonderful, a Billy Joel classic. One of the best songs of 1993, and by far the most emotional song of "The River of Dreams".

To the Love of my Life | Reviewer: HMMG | 3/30/13

The lyrics of this lullabye take over me. Every time I hear them brings me an amazing feeling of joy as well of pain. This song revives everything I want the men of my life to know what he is to me, that I will always love him. Sadly him and I can't be together. We have been fighting against destiny for a long time. It breaks my heart that I Love Him So Much as He Loves Me, and every time we come close something breaks us apart. It's painful to let go. He will always have a part of me as I will always have a part of him. I Love You Jeffrey A.E.M.

King's Singers version | Reviewer: Jay | 11/27/12

Billy Joel's version is great, but if you like a cappella music, check out the King's Singers cover of it, here:
It's live, it's ripped badly from a DVD, and it's slightly out of synch (video vs. audio), but the sound is unbelievably beautiful. It's not possible that these singers are human, it is clear that they are angels...

My own sweet angel | Reviewer: Tracy | 11/14/12

Last November 14, we lost our sweet 16yr old son to cancer. I cried when I heard this song. We will be playing it at his unveiling on Saturday. We miss him so much. He is our wee angel.

It touches my heart | Reviewer: Mark Cohn | 4/19/12

I lost my daughter Laurie at age 33 during the birth of her daughter. While I will never recover from the pain I feel at her loss, this song sweetly puts into words for me the many feelings that I have no ability to express on my own. I cannot listen to it too often because of the emotional toll it takes on me, but at those moments of darkest despair I listen to it.
I also take comfort that these words also apply to my granddaughter Ella in whom I see the memory of her beautiful mother.

Daddys little girl | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/16/12

I love this song. Iʻm only 12 but my dad used to sing this to me when I was little. After my mom and dad got a divorce my dad moved to a different state and I got mad at him for leaving and I am not a big fan of him any more. When I found my cd with this song on it I put it on my ipad and now I listen to it every night. Billy Joel is a genis…this song brought me and my dad closer together.

I hope in future | Reviewer: jacksoncadena | 10/31/11

"Someday your child may cry
And if you sing this lullabye
Then in your heart
There will always be a part of me"

It's a perfect stanza......
It was very adorable song it mean to much to me.....
I hope others will appreciate too....

The Unspoken | Reviewer: Anjel | 10/16/11

I heard this song for the first time tonight. I listened to it once, not really paying attention to the lyrics at first because I was doing homework. Part of it caught my attention and I stopped everything to pay complete attention. I am not a parent but this song hits deep inside my soul in a way that cannot quite be put to words. My friend, Joey, was killed in a tragic automobile-bus crash a year and four days ago...My school nurse, whom I loved and adored with my entire heart as a true friend, was killed just a week and two days later. This song says things that I never can speak to them without crying over my words. It's perfect: heartbreaking yet healing. I can't get over the wonder of finding this song at such a painful time.

Father & Bride dance | Reviewer: Richard | 10/4/11

My daughter picked this song for our wedding reception dance this past Saturday. She remembered that I used to sing it to her. I always think of her when I hear it and it makes me cry. It was so sweet of her to do that!

Saying goodbye not just goodnight | Reviewer: Jo Barton | 7/5/11

My husband of 36 years is dying of pancreatic cancer. Planning and honoring his life's ending is so very hard to do. The lullabye speaks to so much of what we want loved ones to know. The last stanza offers hope and promise which is hard to see these lasts days. A lullabye is just what I what to sing to him.

Lullabye (Goodnight My Angel) | Reviewer: Court. | 4/27/11

I sang this song to every baby I have ever carried. This was my way to lull myself to sleep at night when I was nervous of losing one.

My brother is getting married in May and I suggested this song to my Mother to dance to with him. This is my present to him. This song reminds me of every baby I have carried and love but never was able to hold. My Mother will be able to hold her little boy one last time and remember all of the wonderful memories from his childhood.