Two Nightsongs (1 of 2)

Back in my Facebook-using days, I reconnected with a girl from high school. To be honest, I wasn’t surprised to see that after 20 years, the pixie became an SJW. A razor-lipped patrician though, not a bluehair plebeian. I unfriended her after seeing one too many of her anti-racist posts, but one thing she wrote stayed with me: “Lesbian families are the least likely to abuse their children.” That’s a tautological lie at the very least. Depriving the child of a father is abuse.

Among the the most toxic households are those of single or divorced mothers and their rotating roster of boyfriends. The child is always safest with his or her biological father.

The lullaby. Composed and performed by Przemysław Gintrowski for the 1995 movie Tato (Dad). IMDB plot summary: “A father, who is in the middle of a brutal custody battle with his mentally ill wife, fights relentlessly for the right to take care of his 7-year-old daughter.” From the soundtrack, a bedtime song:

Tylko Kołysanka / Just a Lullaby

Tylko śpij i aż śpij / Now close your eyes and sleep
A mnie prowadź tam / And let me go with you
Tam gdzie jesteś / Wherever you are
Chcę być tam gdzie ty / I want to be there with you

W niebie, czemu nie / In heaven, why not
W piekle aż na dnie / In hell, even at its very bottom
Będę wszędzie, wszędzie będę / I’ll be everywhere, everywhere
Czy to ważne gdzie to będzie / Does it matter where that may be

Więc przytul się i śpij / So cuddle up and sleep
Tylko czas nie chodzi spać / Only time doesn’t go to bed
Bo ma czas, jest twardy / Because he has time, he is tough
O tak jak głaz / Oh, like a stone

Jutro zbudzisz dzień / Tomorrow you’ll wake up the day
Jutro ja twój cień / Tomorrow I’m your shade
Będę wszędzie, wszędzie będę / I’ll be everywhere, everywhere
Nawet, gdy mnie już nie będzie / Even after I’m gone

Tylko śpij i aż śpij / Now close your eyes and sleep
Wniebowzięty chór / A heavenly choir
Wszystkich świętych / Of all the saints
Patrzy na nas w dół / Is looking down upon us

A to tylko ty / And here it’s only you
A to tylko ja / And here it’s only me
Ty maleństwo niepojęte / You, amazing little one
Boże życie bywa piękne / God, life can be beautiful

Już przytul się i śpij / Now cuddle up and sleep
Czekolady pełna noc / A night like chocolate
Gwiazdy jak cukierki / Stars like candy
Ech czas je zdjąć / Eh, time to turn them off

Jutro obudź dzień / Tomorrow, tell the day to rise
Jutro ja twój cień / Tomorrow, I’m your shade
Będę wszędzie, wszędzie będę / I’ll be everywhere, everywhere
Nawet, gdy mnie już… / Even after I’m…


8 thoughts on “Two Nightsongs (1 of 2)

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  3. Lesbians relationships apparently have high rates of domestic violence.
    My father never hit me. My mother would lose her temper and hit me on occasion. She isn’t very strong, though, so it didn’t bother me too much.

  4. I don’t recall the source, and I don’t think the stat gained a huge amount of traction, but I want to say it was the University of Edinburgh no less (the CalTech of psychometrics) that showed that lesbians are, among parents broken down by sex and orientation, the champion sex abusers of their own progeny– ten times more likely than straight men.

    It would go with Anne Sexton and MZBradley. Crazy dykes with amazonian delusions trying to pledge their daughters to their demented ideals?

  5. A few years back two lesbians drove a van with their 6 adopted children over a cliff. Police think it was intentional.
    It’s just one extreme example, but I suspect there is quite a bit of dysfunction in lesbian headed households.

  6. “…pledge their daughters…”

    ‘When dykes re-strike,
    unchain your bike.
    Pedal quick;
    (don’t leap or hike),
    toward where deep trike seas’
    slickest sis will strike;
    the Falls she likes,
    froth’s crystal kike!’

    —Aristophanes the Blue Whale

  7. Have heard first hand stories of lesbians viewing access to a partners daughter as an incentive the way some “stepfathers” do. The tragedy is when children suffer for a parents sins.

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