10 Songs About Kids Growing Up

Parenting is a tough job. When your child doesn’t do what they’re told at the supermarket or when your baby spits out each and every morsel of food you especially prepared – you might question everything! How easy and simple your life used to be! But then they come and give you a warm hug and giggle at their own silly jokes, and you are filled with unfathomable love once again.

Remember, though, the days can feel long, but the years are short.

Here is a collection of songs that truly express the joy of being a parent, the selfless love, and its challenges and how time passes quickly. Listen, smile, and shed some tears.

1. Lullaby by The Dixie Chicks

If you ever need a sweet song for entertaining your hyper kid to sleep, Lullaby by The Dixie Chicks can help you out. Is forever enough to love your child? You can never know but you are sure that nothing will ever stop you from loving them.

Lyrics that stand out!

 I slip in bed when you’re asleep

To hold you close and feel your breath on me

Tomorrow there’ll be so much to do

So tonight, I’ll drift in a dream with you

We have all been there… When children finally fall asleep, they look like little angels and all your anger washes away. At that moment, you simply want to give them a tight hug.

2. My Little Girl by Tim McGraw

Here is an endearing song by an American singer,  Tim McGraw, that celebrates a father’s love for his daughter. The country song reached the top three on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart when it came out in 2006.

Lyrics that stand out!

Go on, take on this old world but to me

You know you’ll always be my little girl

Whether you are nine or 75, you will always be a child in your parent’s eye. McGraw has sung the reminder beautifully.

3. Rockabye Baby by Clean Bandit ft Sean Paul & Anne Marie

While its title is similar to the famous nursery rhyme, the lyrics are quite stirring. The song is about a single mom who wants to give the best to her son. She endures all sorts of hardships in order to provide for her child.

Lyrics that stand out!

Now she gotta a six year old

Trying to keep him warm

Trying to keep all the cold

When he looks her in the eyes

He don’t know he’s safe

Rockabye Baby is an ode to all the single moms out there doing their best and striving forward for the sake of their children. It is funny how such an upbeat song can bring tears to your eyes.

4. Ready, Set, Don’t Go by Miley Cyrus and Billy Ray Cyrus

Ready, Set, Don’t Go is a country song by American singers Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley Cyrus that was released in 2007. Billy Ray wrote the song for his daughter several years prior to its release when she was leaving the town to start her acting career.

Lyrics that stand out!

Looks like she’s all ready to leave

Nothing left to pack

There ain’t no room for me in that car

Even if she asked me to tag along

Ready, Set, Don’t Go explains how hard it is for a parent to see their children leaving the nest forever. They are ready to conquer the big old world, and a parent yearns to hold them back, but deep down they understand that it won’t be right.

5. Lions and Tigers by Sleater Kinney

It was a wonderful feeling when my son uttered his first words. The funny pronunciations and broken words melted my heart. I wanted to teach him everything. Lions and Tigers by Sleater Kinney capture that essence.

Lyrics that stand out!

I’d like to show you a million things

I’d like to make the world for you a better place

The song came out in 2002 and it narrates a few wishes of every parent. They want to show their children the world but also hope for it to be a better place for them to grow up. Things like playing in the rain with boots on to how animals behave, it is quite a simple and sweet song on parenthood.

6. Isn’t She Lovely by Stevie Wonder

The timeless song is written and sung by Stevie Wonder when his daughter was born. Newborn babies are the world’s sweetest things, and they have a power to leave you in awe. Their tiny limbs, innocent features, and loud wails amaze you.

Lyrics that stand out!

Isn’t she lovely? Isn’t she wonderful?

Isn’t she precious? Less than one minute old

Birth of the baby is a strangely beautiful time for a parent. The fear of lifelong responsibility is forgotten when you cradle the baby in your arms for the first time.

7. Beautiful Boy by John Lennon

Written and performed by John Lennon, the song was released on his last album ‘Double Fantasy ‘ before his death. The song is dedicated to his son, Sean. In the beginning, Lennon is comforting his son after he woke up from a nightmare. Later, Lennon describes his joy of being a father to his son.

Lyrics that stand out!

Out on the ocean sailing away,

I can hardly wait,

To see you to come of age

As a parent, we all want the best for our children. We want them to grow up into successful and kind people.

8. The Mother by Brandi Carlile

Being a mom is not an easy task. It is a 24/7 job. No matter how frustrated you feel or how sick you are, you can never stop being a mother once your child is here in the world.

Lyrics that stand out!

The first things that she took from me were selfishness and sleep

She broke a thousand heirlooms I was never meant to keep

The Mother by Brandi Carlile sweetly describes motherhood. You are no longer ‘you’ – things that were important before are no longer your priority. Instead, it is your child who has wrapped you around their fingers.

9. In My Daughter’s Eyes by Martina McBride

Reaching number 54 on the U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles, In My Daughter’s Eyes by Martina McBride came out in 2003. The song is about a mother rediscovering herself from her daughter’s point of view.

Lyrics that stand out!

I see who I want to be

In my daughter’s eyes

Children look up to their parents. For a kid, a parent is a hero who can go to any length for them. They are their idols and this factor can mold you as a person.

10. Never Grow Up by Taylor Swift

When it comes to personal ballads and country vibes, Taylor Swift sure knows how to hit the chord. Never Grow Up by Taylor Swift is a sweet country song exploring themes like Peter Pan, the joy of being a child and a wonder of being a parent.

Lyrics that stand out!

You’re in the car on the way to the movies

And you’re mortified your mom’s dropping you off

At fourteen, there’s just so much you can’t do

And you can’t wait to move out

Someday and call your own shots

Kids can’t wait to grow up, and parents never want to let go. The song talks about both perspectives.

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