"Preparedness" as written by Inara George and Greg Kurstin....
Do you know who I am
I'm alive you understand, the life, the life, the life
Check your head I heard a sound
Make certain no ones around
The sound, the sound, the sound

Do you know where your from
Turn around your crumbs are gone around, around, around
Are you lost, are you not there, are you shut down
Are you prepared, shut down, shut down, shut down

Are you prepared for the atom bomb, are you prepared for my aching arms
Are you prepared, are you prepared
Are you prepared for serenity, are you prepared to disagree
Are you prepared, are you prepared for me

Do you know who I am
I'm alive you understand, the life, the life, the life

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"Preparedness" as written by Inara George Greg Kurstin

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    General CommentI think this song is about someone losing their virginity. "Are you prepared for my aching arms" Is the person ready to deal with a new kind of intimacy. "Are you prepared for serenity?/Are you prepared to disagree?" Are you prepared to deal with new problems that may arise after we take this next step?

    Before all that, I feel like she's trying to double check to see if the person really thinks they're ready.
    BigTopHaton July 26, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhen my friends and I were living in the dorms, we would use "Preparedness" as a code word for alcohol (dry campus). We were in art school and some people would bear their souls or deal with other heavy issues. This took a toll on students so many coped with bad critiques and/or depression by drinking...This song reminds me of that.
    LynnaBakeron August 01, 2008   Link
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    General CommentFirst off, I love this song. I think that it's about the beginning of a relationship before the couple steps forward into being serious/exclusive/start sleeping together. It's the "honeymoon" stage, where people can see no wrong with the other person. She's basically saying make sure you are prepared for what a relationship with me will be and making sure the other person knows she's alive, she's her own person.. I've been in this situation before.. lot of times people jump into something without thinking.
    rosencranzon November 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love this song she just has an amazing voice that i love.
    dp9241loveron June 02, 2011   Link

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