Just Another Music Monday

I think it’s time for another classical post. I’ve been feeling pretty “zen” lately, trying to take things easy, and setting up some good habits for myself – yoga and sleeping well for starters.  Here are a few songs that are great for before bed or while you’re trying to sleep:

“Claire de Lune” – Claude Debussy

“Air on a G String (from Suite III)” – J. S. Bach

“O Mio Bambino Caro” – André Rieu and Carmen Monarcha

“Gymnopédie” – Erik Satie

“Asleep” – The Smiths (not classical but still…sleep!)


Hear, the sleep is calling
rest your head upon my chest
I hear the wind fly through the reeds
yet you must get some rest

It’s been a long adventure,
you’re weary from the ride
your journey’s almost over
it’s the returning of the tide

The moon is waxing in the sky
the stars but guiding lights
Hecate’s chariot, magic driven,
takes its night time flight

Peel away the layers of the day
now a lime whose zest is grated
you have loved the sun today
but a whole day you have waited

To lie your back flat on the ground
and heave a deep calm sigh
say goodnight to loved ones
lie back, breathe deep, and shut your eyes.