Lori McKenna — “Ladders And Parachutes” Lyrics


(“Ladders And Parachutes” is from Lori McKenna’s album Lorraine. Additional Lori McKenna lyrics can be found here.)

Ladders And Parachutes

I spend my whole life climbing ladders
Playing catch with the stars
A million miles away from disaster
An invincible unbreakable heart

I spend my life floating backwards
Not because I want to be free
I have no choice; I must surrender
Close my eyes and jump the dream

‘Cause the world is full of ups and downs
Highs and lows and ain’t that the truth
But don’t you know that’s why
God made ladders and parachutes

I’ve had a look so perfect
Even heaven looked up to see me there
And I have been so damn broken
Thrashing hopelessly through thin air

‘Cause the world is full of ups and downs
Highs and lows and ain’t that the truth
But don’t you know that’s why
God made ladders and parachutes

‘Cause the world is full of ups and downs
Highs and lows and ain’t that the truth
But don’t you know that’s why
God made ladders and parachutes

Oh don’t you know that’s why
God made ladders and parachutes