The song is about putting the broken pieces back together and because I've gone through some heartbreak (haven't we all?) in life, it makes me horribly sad to think that the little boy, laying on my lap nursing, might also experience something similar. To think of a day I can no longer protect Lincoln makes my voice become wobbly with emotion and I have to take deep breaths (and a few pauses) to finish the song.
I keep singing this song to remind myself to become a better example, a better teacher, and to enjoy this minuscule amount of time I get Lincoln in my arms. And just maybe I keep singing this particular song because Lincoln is so tired of my other lullabies that lately, my attempts to sing something else annoy him.
Oh, and probably because I sound so similar to Michelle Branch. That's probably the real reason Lincoln enjoys me singing this so much.