View Full Version : "Rock a bye baby" tune is fubar

08-19-2003, 07:47 AM
Hmm I thought about this a while back but I just remembered it. Has it occurred to anyone that the rock a bye baby tune is deeply disturbing and ****ed up? I mean the last line says it all, "and down comes baby, cradle and all". Is this really a melody you should be singing to your kids? What if your kid asks "What happens after that?" A fractured skull, a broken spine, permanent brain damage, bleeding to death, or something that could easily involve horribly debilitating injuries or a horribly agonizing death. Who in their right mind would put a baby in a cradle up in a tree, obviously a seriously unstable/homicidal/psychopathic parent. :eyeraise: I just thought this was screwed beyond belief, I had to get my thoughts out. If this is too......much for some, I apologize, I'm really tired. *Yawns* *Is lulled to sleep by "rock a bye baby"*


08-19-2003, 07:49 AM
Whenever my mom sings it to my brother,she says but mommy will catch you, cradle and all. I had the same thoughts the other day.

08-19-2003, 08:07 AM
yeah its pretty wierd, reminds of that bit in goonies

08-19-2003, 08:09 AM
The baby is obviously a monkey.:p

08-19-2003, 10:18 AM
Also, the song "Ring a ring of roses" is about the black plague.
Many nursery rhymes are quite disturbing. Jack and Jill is about Jack cracking his head open for example. The list goes on...

Lost Welshman
08-19-2003, 10:29 AM
And don't forget 'Rubba dub dub, Three Men in a tub' I don't even want to know

08-19-2003, 10:33 AM
jeez mother Goose must be one sick person......:eek:

08-20-2003, 03:35 AM
my parents never sang me that garbage...wtf?!

08-20-2003, 04:28 AM
Originally posted by $am
jeez mother Goose must be one sick person......:eek:

Yep. Must be! Man, scary! :)

08-20-2003, 04:47 AM
It's probably a super old song...like twinkle twinkle little star...when did that come out 1600?...

Darth Eggplant
08-22-2003, 03:32 AM
you see
that is exactly why all you youth of today
are so mythunderstood,
it is because of the Disneyization of everything.
all nice, all good, nothing bad.

fairy tales and nursery rhymes all had morals attached to them,
cultural taboos and other really important spooky doom stuff.

now Old Yellar lives, Rosebud is rescued from the flames
and gets repaired and brought to auction
on the antique road show

and Old Uncle Remus...say what? who is Uncle Remus?

it's sad, truely sad,
PC "Political Correctness"
has transformed the spirituality and soul of the world
and everyone and everything is as atonomical
as a Ken doll.

Lost Welshman
08-22-2003, 12:00 PM
Nice poem... it wasn't a rhyme so it counts as not evil.

Although not all rhymes are evil, just usually boring.

I have spoken!

08-23-2003, 04:38 AM
Ahhhhhh, childhood memories.

You know, they should've made one about somebody like Jack the Ripper.

08-23-2003, 05:07 AM
I doubt something like "Hatchet-Man, the Childrens Story" would be a big hit with the kiddies.