Noah and Jacob's Song

Album: Pictures and Memories From Home (2011)

Songfacts®:

  • Three Bad Jacks lead singer Elvis Suissa wrote this song about his two sons, Noah and Jacob. Noah is the older boy and has autism.

    Elvis came from a musical upbringing, with his parents exposing him to David Bowie, Johnny Cash, and of course, Elvis Presley at an early age. He certainly fulfilled his namesake, but when we asked him about his wishes for his children, he replied, " I'm going to let them grow into any kind of a thing they want to. That's important, because I want them to have free will. Whatever they choose to do, I'll back them 100 percent."

    So what music does Elvis play to his children? The Beatles are a favorite. I play "Rocky Raccoon," I play "Blackbird," they know how to sing it," says Elvis. "I write songs for them. We just have a lot of fun."

Comments

Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Brandi CarlileSongwriter Interviews

As a 5-year-old, Brandi was writing lyrics to instrumental versions lullabies. She still puts her heart into her songs, including the one Elton John sings on.

Grammar In LyricsMusic Quiz

Lyrics don't always follow the rules of grammar. Can you spot the ones that don't?

Chris Robinson of The Black CrowesSongwriter Interviews

"Great songwriters don't necessarily have hit songs," says Chris. He's written a bunch, but his fans are more interested in the intricate jams.

Meshell NdegeocelloSongwriter Interviews

Meshell Ndegeocello talks about recording "Wild Night" with John Mellencamp, and explains why she shied away from the spotlight.

Christmas SongsFact or Fiction

Rudolf, Bob Dylan and the Singing Dogs all show up in this Fact or Fiction for seasonal favorites.

Daryl HallSongwriter Interviews

Daryl Hall's TV show is a hit, and he's been inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame - only one of these developments excites him.