'Mom's Hallelujah' Is The Soulful Parenting Parody You Didn't Know You Needed

"When nap time comes I'll sing 'oh hallelujah."

The moment a parent of young kids finally gets some sleep can feel like a total miracle.

That's why mom Shannon Abbott's soulful parody of Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" is resonating with so many parents. As she sings in the first verse, "When nap time comes I'll sing 'oh hallelujah.'"

Abbott originally performed the song earlier this month at a talent show in Payson, Utah. But her real moment to shine came when she posted a video of her singing the parody next to her 5-month-old son Adam on Facebook and YouTube -- where it reached 2.9 million and 116,000 views respectively.

"It's 3 a.m. and you're wide awake. Baby, go to sleep for heaven's sake. Mama's gonna be a zombie in the morning," Abbott sings in the second verse.

Other standout lyrics include,"It starts with diapers, spit and no sleep. He pulled my hair, I scraped my knee" and "It's a dirty job but someone's gotta do it."


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