River Lullaby
Hans Zimmer Lyrics


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Hush now, my baby
Be still love, don't cry.
Sleep like you're rocked by the stream.
Sleep and remember
my lullaby.
And I'll be with you when you dream.

Drift on a river
that flows through my arms.
Drift as I'm singing to you.
I see you smiling
so peaceful and calm.
And holding you, I'm smiling too.
Here in my arms
safe from all harm.
Holding you, I'm smiling too.

Hush now, my baby
Be still love, don't cry.
Sleep like you're rocked by the stream.
Sleep and remember this river lullaby.




And I'll be with you when you dream.
I'll be with you when you dream.

Overall Meaning

The River Lullaby is a soft melody that first gives a sense of comfort with its opening lines, “Hush now, my baby, Be still love, don't cry. Sleep like you're rocked by the stream”. The lyrics suggest a mother putting her child to sleep, but also speaks to a deeper level of protection and security, as she sings of keeping the baby safe from harm, “Here in my arms, safe from all harm”. The song's content may also provide a message of hope and encouragement to the listener in difficult times.


The reference to the river complements the soothing and gentle theme of the song, with the mother singing for the baby to drift on the river that flows through her arms, “Drift on a river that flows through my arms”. This line also represents the continuity of life, suggesting that the baby’s journey is just beginning, and the mother’s love will flow like a river throughout her child’s life. The chorus further reinforces this message of maternal love and reassurance, as the mother sings to her baby to remember the lullaby and that she will always be with him/her, “And I'll be with you when you dream.”


Overall, Hans Zimmer's River Lullaby is a heartfelt and emotional song that speaks to the comforting power of maternal love.


Line by Line Meaning

Hush now, my baby
Quiet down, my beloved child


Be still love, don't cry.
Stay calm, my darling, don't shed tears


Sleep like you're rocked by the stream.
Sleep as if you're gently swayed by the river's flow


Sleep and remember my lullaby.
Remember my soothing song as you sleep


And I'll be with you when you dream.
I'll accompany you in your dreams


Drift on a river that flows through my arms.
Float on the river in my embrace


Drift as I'm singing to you.
Drift while I sing to you


I see you smiling so peaceful and calm.
You look peaceful and tranquil with a gentle smile


And holding you, I'm smiling too.
Caressing you brings joy to me too


Here in my arms safe from all harm.
You are protected in my embrace from any danger


Hush now, my baby
Quiet down, my beloved child


Be still love, don't cry.
Stay calm, my darling, don't shed tears


Sleep like you're rocked by the stream.
Sleep as if you're gently swayed by the river's flow


Sleep and remember this river lullaby.
Remember this song that soothes you as you sleep


And I'll be with you when you dream.
I'll accompany you in your dreams


I'll be with you when you dream.
I'll be there for you when you drift off to sleep




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: STEVEN ORCHARD

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@AndrianOle

This is wonderful, wonderful, wonderful! 🥰

@gracielaelemberg4033

Sublime Angel 😇 🎶🎵👑👑❤️🙏

@TheComputec

Sung without any of the affectations that usually make me turn away from any musical theatre style vocal performances or over-the-top vocal gymnastics from popular operatic singers
beautiful and blissful... A truly beautiful tender angelic voice

@holgiwankenobi

So tender and touchingly beautiful. You will be a wonderful mother one day, Ellen. Absolutely celestial. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼❤

@robertbiddell9638

A beautiful woman with a stunning voice so beautiful to listen to ❤❤

@karenwillis8351

Beautiful

@starlegends3092

I still need to see the movie but this song is wonderful its a good one to start the morning with. The vocals are enchanting and the words make me think of God like most songs. But my brain has different subcountios complecations with songs idk why, but this one is just fine

@bretbreneman5767

These covers of hers seem the standard and original by which to judge even the originals!

@EllenWilliamsSoprano

Thank you truly 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

@melaniemelodist560

This IS a cover of an Amy Grant song!

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