Nine Months [Lullaby Edition]

by Andrew Cos Band

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Track List:
Month 1 = To Be (Weeks 0-4 after LMP)
Month 2 = Pomegranates (Weeks 5-8)
Month 3 = Ginger and Mint (Weeks 9-13)
Month 4 = Ours (Weeks 14-17)
Month 5 = How Do I Tell You? [Girl Version] (Weeks 18-21)
Month 6 = Intricately Knit (Weeks 22-26)
Month 7 = Not Sure (Weeks 27-30)
Month 8 = The Whole World Waits for You (Weeks 31-35)
Month 9 = Soon and Safely (Weeks 36-40)
Bonus (Month 5) = How Do I Tell You? [Boy Version] (Weeks 18-21)


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ABOUT THE ALBUM:
I’ve long had a dream of writing songs about each month of pregnancy as a special way to celebrate life. Being adopted as an infant, I especially appreciate the choice my birth mother made.

I was given a chance, a shot at life.
By having children of my own, I pass on that gift.

When my wife and I learned that we were expecting, I finally started writing the “pregnancy songs” during and about each of the nine months.

These songs tell the story of a person, of every person. It’s about your development in the womb, and that of your children, and your spouse, your siblings, your parents and grandparents, your friends, your neighbors, everyone in the crowded baseball stadium and on the freeway and in the grocery store aisles. It is a universal experience none of us can remember for ourselves. I just figured we ought to have a set of songs to celebrate that journey, like a soundtrack for pregnancy.

So, here ya go. This is the Andrew Cos Band version we’re calling Nine Months.

Would you set aside 30 minutes and do nothing but listen to these songs? Consider the incredible gift of life, and perhaps, like me, you’ll be overwhelmed with gratitude for being given it.

This here is a collection of lullabies, simply acoustic guitar and vocals. This album is a companion to The Studio album, which is much more upbeat. Enjoy!

Cheers,
Andrew (10/27/2015)

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released June 21, 2016

Written, performed, and produced by Andrew Cos Band.
Cover art photo and design by Heather DeJong.

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Track Name: To Be [Vocal Lullaby Edition]
Month 1 = To Be (Weeks 0-4 after LMP)
Words: 2/1/2015 at Casa Dos
Music: 1/13/2015 at Casa Dos


(V1) Twenty-three and/ twenty-three/ chromosomes met/ and traded genes/
A single fusion/ made from two/ and in that moment/ there was you/

(*1) Embryo implanted/ like a planted seed/
Here your tiny person/ had just begun to be/

(V2) You got nutrition/ in your mother's womb/ first through a yolk sac/ til placenta could/
You started to stretch out/ and look less like a ball/ and more like an oval/ on the uterine wall/

(*2) Two weeks past conception/ and four since LMP/
Here your tiny person/ had just begun to be/

(*3) Your heart started forming/ just about to beat/
Here your tiny person/ had just begun to be/
Track Name: Pomegranates [Vocal Lullaby Edition]
Month 2 = Pomegranates (Weeks 5-8)
Words: 2/2/2015 at Casa Dos
Music: 1/13/2015 at Casa Dos

(V1) Early morning/ little knowing/ Mommy woke me/ said, "Why the bloating?"/
So we tested/ and took a second/ I won't forget it/ "Looks like we're pregnant!"/

(V2) At that time you /were just 3 layers with/ blood gut and nerve tubes and/
vague facial features/
In early Month Two/ your heart started beating/ you took a C-shape/ limb buds proceeding/

(*1) You were the size of/ a pomegranate seed/ ten thousands times more/ than implantation stage/
We gave our fam'lies/ pomegranate gifts/ It was so happy/ just to tell them you exist/

(V3) For all the times/ we may get upset/ we'll always love you/ Just don't forget/
So every time you/ see pomegranates/ recall who loves you/ and rest in that/

(*1) You were the size of/ a pomegranate seed/ ten thousands times more/ than implantation stage/
We gave our fam'lies/ pomegranate gifts/ It was so happy/ just to tell them you exist/
Track Name: Ginger and Mint [Vocal Lullaby Edition]
Month 3 = Ginger and Mint (Weeks 9-13)
Words and music: 2/2/2015 Casa Dos

(V1) As prune grew to peach-size/ Embryo to Fetus/ your liver and spleen/ had entered the scene/
While your heart with four-chambers/ would sound on the sono/ beating at double/ near triple my own heart/

(V2) Cartilage and bones/ with two bending elbows/ and your digits turned web-less/ 'midst spins, flips, and stretches/
That made Mommy happy/ but sometimes quite nauseous/ so she often asked me/
for "ginger and mint, please"/
"Ginger and mint, please"/

(V3) Thyroid full-formed/ ‘long with all facial bones/ and maybe ovaries/ or more testosterone/
You practiced your breathing while/ vocal cords grew/ Placenta got bigger/ Of course, so did you/

(Tag) This made Mommy happy/ but sometimes quite nauseous/ so she often asked me for/ "ginger and mint, please"/
"Ginger and mint, please"/
"I'm so glad it's Month Three"/
"Ginger and mint, please"/
Track Name: Ours [Vocal Lullaby Edition]
Month 4 = Ours (Week 14-17)
Words: 3/25/2015 at Casa Dos
Music: 3/18/2015 at Casa Dos

(V1) You/ hold your/ head more/ upright/
Ears/ can hear/ our sounds/ inside/

(=) Loud/ noise/ startles/ Your reflexes/ work/ just as they ought/

(*) Hey there, our gift from God/ Do you know how much you're loved?/
Simply and just because/ you are God's/ and you're ours/
Ours/

(V2) You'd /fit in/ my open palm/
Your/ thin skin/ in lanugo down/

(=2) Eyes/ in/ place/ shut/ It’s all/ dark/ anyway/ as you suck your thumb/

(*2) Hey there, our darling one/ Maybe we'll learn this month/ if you are a girl or boy/
Either way/ you're ours/

(B) There/ are/ days/ I can get/ so/ afraid/ I won't love you right/
Like/ maybe/ God made His/ first/ mistake/ in making you mine/
As I lie/ awake/ praying these/ doubts/ on/ God/ I feel His love/
Because I /am/ His/ and you are His/ also/ and you are/ ours/
Ours/

(*) Hey there, our gift from God/ Do you know how much you're loved?/
Simply and just because/ You are God's/ and you're ours/
Ours/
Track Name: How Do I Tell You? (Girl Version) [Vocal Lullaby Edition]
Month 5 = How Do I Tell You? [Girl Version] (Weeks 18-21)
Words and music: 4/17/2015 at Casa Dos

(V1) Fingerprints/ and your toe prints, too/ so unique/ for the only you/
Already/ more than halfway through/ this God-woven process/

(V2) CNS/ sheathed in myelin/ spinal cord/ and your growing brain/
make your moves/ much more intricate/
Now my hands feel you kick/ You’re so alive and quick/

(*) How do I/ tell you/ how you bring us so much joy?/
How do I/ tell you/ how you are our priceless pearl?/
How do I/ tell them/ whether a daughter or son?/
Maybe the best way is sung/ we’re having a…/ girl!/
We're having a girl/
Track Name: Intricately Knit [Vocal Lullaby Edition]
Month 6 = Intricately Knit (Weeks 22-26)
Words and music: 5/6/2015 at Casa Dos

(V1) Symphony Six/ and the Egmont Overture/
Make you dance and kick/ in that soccer ball-sized womb/
Open eyes that blink/ while lungs produce surfactant/
Maybe memories/ your brainwaves now in action/

(*) So when you hear this song/ much later on/ Remember how you were formed/
Intricately knit/ by Hands that made your hands/ and every part of you down to your soul/

(V2) Your nostrils “breathe”/ amniotic fluid/ just practicing/ for future oxygen/
That reminds me/ of God creating Adam/ Dust from the ground/ then Life in his lungs/

(*) So when you hear this song/ much later on/ Remember how you were formed/
Intricately knit/ by Hands that made your hands/ and every part of you down to your soul/

(V3) Your tiny nerves/ now give sense of feeling/
And though you will feel hurt/ you’ll also feel healing/

(*) So when you hear this song/ much later on/ Remember how you were formed/
Intricately knit/ by Hands that made your hands/ and every part of you down to your soul/

(Tag) Intricately knit/ by Hands that made your hands/ and every part of you/ down to your soul/
Track Name: Not Sure [Lullaby Edition]
Month 7 = Not Sure (Weeks 27-30)
Words and music: 6/15/2015 at Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire, Michigan

(V1) Hi, third trimester/ Mommy's more tired/
Way to go, darling/ Weight has now doubled/
in just one month's time/ and sixteen inches tall/
May have some hiccups/ even in one so small/

(V2) REM maybe dreaming/ More regular sleeping/
Lanugo starts shedding/ Maybe hair "aheading"/
Brain channels creasing/ for thinking and memory/
Bone marrow making/ blood cells/ amazing/

(V3) Showered with presents/ diapers and wagon/
Onesies and burp cloths/ for your spit up and applesauce/
Pacies and rattles/ bath toys and bottles/
Your nursery is ready/ Your parents?/ Not sure/
Not sure/Not sure/
Track Name: The Whole World Waits for You [Vocal Lullaby Edition]
Month 8 = The Whole World Waits for You (Weeks 31-35)
Words: 7/15/2015, Shelbyville, IL
Music: Date/location unknown

(V1) All five senses/ Ears can distinguish sounds/ The whole world waits for you/
Heart rate responds to music/ Breathing becoming rhythmic now/ The whole world waits for you/

(*1) Your circadian rhythm begins as you're sensing light/
So you can distinguish the difference of day and night/

(V2) Elbow room's less/ Mom's tummy changes shapes/ The whole world waits for you/
One more month left/ and we can hardly wait/ The whole world waits for you/

(*2) All creation awaits New Life to come/
Seeking deliverance from more than our mother's womb/

(*3) Groaning together, we eagerly anticipate/
So we wait for you to join us in this Greater Wait/

(B) The whole world waits/ The Whole World, wait/ The whole world waits/

(V3) We're already praying/ His Spirit to guide your soul/
Joint-heirs with Jesus/ it's all Mom and I could hope for/
His whole world waits for you/
Track Name: Soon and Safely [Vocal Lullaby Edition]
Month 9 = Soon and Safely (Weeks 36-40)
Words and music: 11/14/2015 in Cedarville, OH.

(V1) Final month/ Finally term/ Praying you will stay head first/
Your little bones/ so flexible/ ready for your coming birth/

(*1) Fontanelles so soft/ Soon your head will drop/
Lightening it’s called/ or Engagement/
Oh, our little love/ Soon and safely come/
During these nine months/ we’ve been waiting/
Come soon and safely/

(V2) Lungs matured/ you’ll be breathing soon/ Skin with fat forming for warming you/
The stage is set/ House lights are dimmed/ Music swells and soon your cue/

(B) Baby, you’ll be born for this/ Your debut’s a surest hit/
Life is good/ in the time we have to live it/
Sure the womb’s all cozy warm/ and the only home you’ve known/
But home’s both origin and destination/ Home’s both origin and destination/

(*2) Fontanelles so soft/ Yes, your head has dropped/
Full ahead/ No stops ’til you get here/
Oh, our little love/ Soon and safely come/
During these nine months/ we’ve been waiting/
Come soon and safely/
Track Name: How Do I Tell You? (Boy Version) [Vocal Lullaby Edition]
Bonus (Month 5) = How Do I Tell You? [Boy Version] (Weeks 18-21)
Words and Music: 4/17/2015 Casa Dos

(V1) Fingerprints/ and your toe prints, too/ so unique/ for the only you/
Already/ more than halfway through/ this God-woven process/

(V2) CNS/ sheathed in myelin/ spinal cord/ and your growing brain/
make your moves/ much more intricate/
Now my hands feel you kick/ You’re so alive and quick/

(*) How do I/ tell you/ how you are our priceless pearl?/
How do I/tell you/ how you bring us so much joy?/
How do I/ tell them/ whether a daughter or son?/
Maybe the best way is sung/ we’re having a…/boy!/
We're having a boy/