Following the birth of lil Harlow Winter Kate Madden, daddy Joel penned a lullaby that he intended to keep inside the family. When his brother and bandmate Benji heard "Harlow's Song," he insisted that it be included on their next album. Joel later said, "I've never written a song like that. It was pretty interesting. It's like a straight love song for somebody. It's a lullaby, and it ended up being on the record. I've never really had the ability to write songs like that. So I guess my life has changed a lot."
The lyrics for the song include:
I can't dream without you....
When you close your eyes and go to sleep tonight, I'll be right outside your door, dreams will come and they'll take you away, let them bring you back to me
And tomorrow when you wake I'll be next to you, the protection from the day, when the tears fall down your face like morning dew, I'll be there to put a smile on your face, and I'll say . . .