When you were a kid, did your mom, dad, aunt, uncle or grandparent sing to you? As a mom, dad, aunt, uncle or grandparent, do you sing to your favorite kids? If so, what song?
When I was a toddler, I can remember my mother singing, "You are my sunshine, my only sunshine. You make me happy when skies are gray." For those who don't know this song, see below. It's Carly Simon's slow-ass version, but you'll recognize it just the same.
Sure "You Are My Sunshine" was a sweet song, but not as sweet as "More Today Than Yesterday" by Spiral Starecase -- sometimes misspelled Spiral Staircase. Spiral Starecase was obviously one of those 1960s one-hit-wonders. Many artists covered this song including Diana Ross and Stevie Wonder.
This morning, I woke up mentally singing, "I love you more today than yesterday, but not as much as toooo-morrrrrrow" and thought of my mother. Mom would rock me in her arms and dance with me around our small ranch house in Oakdale, New York (a quaint town in Suffolk County on Long Island). All would be right with the world when Mom would sing to me. Things were gonna be okay.
"More Today Than Yesterday" lyrics are as follows: