Dry the Rain starts out slow and steady, and then it builds and builds until itʼs time for the trumpet and the chorus. Thatʼs when Steve Mason sings one of the most touching refrains in the history of music, at least for a mom. If there is something inside that you want to say / you can say it out loud / itʼll be okay / I will be your light / I will be your light / I will be your light. It was my babyʼs favorite song when he was teeny. And it gets me every time. —Anna Pellicioli
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About The Mix Tape
Think you have to wait until your kids are twelve to share your favorite tunes with them? Think again. Kids' music, you may have noticed, can become a bit of a recurring nightmare when you are stuck in traffic with no more snacks. Sooner or later, songs about brushing your teeth or the reasons you should eat broccoli will seep into your head, and you'll catch yourself humming one in the elevator. There is no reason to succumb to this. Leave that to pre-school. Our music often has enough sing-along choruses, alliterative catchiness, and even teachable moments to hold your little ones' attention during grocery runs, traffic jams or unruly birthday parties. I give you a song a week guaranteed to leave you sane and better for it, even after 5,000 listens. Parental Discretion Encouraged.