It’s a half an inch of water and you think you’re gonna drown

(Norah Jones’ cover)

When I was little, like between 2 and 5, my dad used to give me baths. It was a pretty fun time for both of us. I was his first baby and he was a young dad. He’s a little off-beat and I credit him for my awesome taste in music. I was the only 5th grader I knew who’s favorite CD was Alanis Morissette’s Jagged Little Pill. When choosing karaoke songs, I had to stretch myself to sing something my friends knew. I appreciate it now and I appreciated it then.

Anyway back to the bath tub story…..

We used to always sing “That’s the Way that the World Goes Round” by John Prine during bath time. It was a tradition. We would sing the chorus at the top of our lungs and our favorite verse was:

I was sitting in the bathtub counting my toes,
when the radiator broke, water all froze.
I got stuck in the ice without my clothes,
naked as the eyes of a clown.

As a kid, I loved it because it talked about being in the bathtub and being naked and I was both of those things!

Although, I never listen to this song anymore, it truly impacted me. Without it, I doubt I’d remember bath time with my dad and I am super grateful for that memory. I’m also thankful he sang this to me instead of “Rubber Ducky” or something. Music permeates our lives so much and sometimes we don’t even notice until we hear that song that takes us back to a special time, even bath time with dad! =P

-Sarah Sodini


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