Summon up the courage to put down your landing gear, and come out here

I listened to this dozens of times September 9th and 10th in 2009 whilst laboring. Ani wrote this song while laboring at home over 40+ hours during the birth of her daughter, Petah.

Hey little bag of sugar floating in your biosphere
Summon the courage to put down your landing gear
And come out here

‘Cause I am as exhausted as a drowning polar bear
Swimming around, looking for a ride
And it’s so god awful hot outside

Quiet kicking me in the rib every time Adam tells what he did
Man creates woman, he says
Sweeping his hand through the air like mister show biz

And you’re gonna love this world if it’s the last thing I do
The whole extravagant joke topped in bitter sweet chocolate goo
For someone who ain’t even here yet look how much the world loves you
Look how much the world loves you

The candles are burning down, the music is fading
Your piñata is torn, it’s time to be born
And death is at the door peddling that old fashioned blood and gore
Here at the house of creation, cue the sobering moment of revelation

You’re gonna love this world if it’s the last thing I do
The whole extravagant joke topped in bitter sweet chocolate goo
For someone who ain’t even here yet look how much the world loves you
Look how much the world loves you.

Tomorrow O turns 2. (Well, actually at 2:43 in the morning.) I’ve got birth on my mind.

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4 responses to “Summon up the courage to put down your landing gear, and come out here

  1. how did i not know about this song?

  2. Janine

    thanks – never heard this song before either.
    I’ve got birth on my mind, too.
    Happy 2nd anniversary of the most amazing thing you’ve ever done.
    love you.

  3. Belated happy birthday to your little one! I love those lyrics too.

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