Are We Ready Yet?

by Anita Levy

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'Are We Ready Yet?' Written by Anita Levy is a song about playing hide-and-seek in Japan as a little girl. 'Mou iikai' is Japanese for 'are you ready?' 'Mada dayo' means, 'not yet'.

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Oh when I was just a little girl,
I used to play hide-and-seek
But no one could ever find me.
Uh oh! If nobody could ever find me again
I'd leave them all and say goodbye
Sorry for my lies and I'd tell that boy that I loved him

In just a minute we closed our eyes
In just a minute we went to hide
In just a minute it could have all been, over (I think we're not ready yet)

Mou iikai, mada dayo, mou iikai mada dayo

Also I learned as just a little girl
I carried too much in my shoulders
Like wars and all and when the earth shakes and
All that good good ice-cream we could share in eternity
When you say what if there's no heaven?
And I can't handle that, I can't handle that

In just a minute I'd say I love you
In just a minute you'd be right back
In just a minute it could have all been, over. (I think we're not ready yet)

Mou iikai, mada dayo, mou iikai mada dayo

In a twinkle twinkling of an eye
I hear the trumpets sounding way up high
Let the children join in, holy holy hold me please
Take away my tears and fears
I've been keeping in for all these years
And play me a beautiful melody

Mou iikai, mada dayo, mou iikai mada dayo

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released February 11, 2017
Written by Anita Levy
Arranged and orchestrated by Bruno Valenti
Produced by Andrew Royal
Recorded and engineered by Nori Shiota

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