the length of my arms lyrics – carrie newcomer

i’ve always had long arms and my sleeves never fit.
and my mother would worry about my dangling wrists and
i never grew to tall, but it did me no harm
to never grow into the length of my arms
what i have embraced, what i’ve carried for years
like a bucket of self doubt, like a basket of fears
but we finally cherish what we got from the start
like the length of our own arms and the shape of our hearts
i dreamt i was flying, and i dreamt of my mother
she was walking in paradise with one saint or another
and i looked out at my own arms they felt so strong
and really quite lovely though ridiculously long

/ carrie newcomer lyrics