If there's a surefire way for an artist to melt hearts and induce 'awws' all the worldwide through, it's to write an emotional ballad about your child&8212;see Lauryn Hill's "To Zion"
, Paul Simon's "Father And Daughter"
(which, fun fact, was written for The Wild Thornberrys movie, but still makes me tear up when I hear it...), and Tom Rush's "Lullaby"
, which my pops used to sing to me every night before I fell asleep (love you, Dad!)
Andrew McMahon's In The Wilderness
has followed suit seamlessly with his new song and "Cecilia And The Satellite", written for his adorable infant daughter, who is featured in the accompanying video. In the video, McMahon sings heart-wrenching lines like "For all the things my hands have held, the best by far is you." While holding his smiling Cecilia, and reading her a storybook, handmade in her namesake and honor.
Watch. Smile. Love. Babies!