The inspiration behind the song came from a very personal place for the Homecoming artist. It is a lullaby "for all moms and dads who are unable to be with their kids at bedtime," inspired partly by [Solveig's husband] Jim Chaffee’s reflections on his own sons. With a sweet, wistful tone, Solveig's lyrics express that heart-pull that so many parents have experienced at times:
Lady moon is keeping vigil
I'm keeping vigil too
Though I'm far away
My heart is there with you
Solveig sent a video which captures "Faraway Lullaby" being played from the bell tower at Oslo's City Hall. Of course, the bells do not have the full range of major/minor chords, but the haunting melody is still clear. To hear Solveig's recording for comparison, just click here.
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