Parents of newborns and young kids know that the moment where sleep seems possible can feel like a total miracle. That’s why mom Shannon Abbott’s soulful parody of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” is resonating with so many parents while offering lots of laughs. Moms across the Internet are singing Shannon’s praise for her truthful and insightful lyrics.
Not only is her voice incredible, but her lyrics are spot on. Shannon’s version of the famous song describes the life of a mother, and it’s so good you don’t know whether to laugh, cry, or both.
“Sit right there and I’ll tell you a tale about a mother’s day and the mommy fails. It’s a dirty job, but someone’s gotta do it,” sings Abbott. “It starts with diapers, spit up, no sleep. He pulls my hair, I scrape my knee. When nap time comes I’ll sing, ‘Oh, hallelujah!'”
Abbott originally performed her incredible song at a talent show in Payson, Utah. It’s now resonating with millions of sleepless mothers after she uploaded a version of herself singing with her adorable son Adam on YouTube.
“Yet daddy’s asleep without a care. How does he do that? It isn’t fair!” How true is that?
“Then there is my threenager. It’s like she’s 3 plus a teenager! She thinks she knows it all and I know nothing. With backwards shoes and princess dresses, ‘I’ll do it myself!’ and lots of messes — when bedtime comes, I’ll sing, ‘Oh, hallelujah!'”
I think Shannon has an undeniable hit on her hands!
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