Long Time to Get Here

Long Time to Get Here

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Liner Notes: 

I wrote this last month but I thought it is the best example for week one. It sure did take awhile for me to have confidence in myelf.


Long Time to Get Here
© 2020 Cindy Prince

I thought my neck was too long
My hips were too wide
I felt even worse
Down deep inside
I thought my nose was too big
That I was too shy
All these years later
I can't help but ask why

I was then and I am now
Thoughtful and sincere
Why did it take such a long time
To get here?
God, it took a long time to get here

I thought my eyes were too small
As well as my breasts
I never realized
That I was so blessed
I thought my hair was all wrong
My lips were too thin
I found fault with myself
Again and again

Repeat chorus

I think my gray hair is nice
Who cares about my hips?
I can love with my body
And kiss with my lips
I can find something good
Though I never would've guessed
In every way that matters
I am beyond blessed

Repeat chorus

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metalfoot's picture

Glad you've come to the place of finding the good in yourself! Smile Solid lyric.

katpiercemusic's picture

An anthem for every woman. When we're in our prime we see nothing but fault and when we start to decline we find our strength and beauty.

billwhite51's picture

you have approached this subject with such wti and humor. As I read the lyrucs, I heard the voice of Johnny Cash and his deluvery of A Boy Named Sue.

barbara's picture

Hallelujah for having arrived! I think Kat’s comment is so astute an observation. Reading all those criticisms make my heart cringe, for how that voice cripples our confidence and participation. I relate to that dynamic and am still growing out of it. I *love* the reveal in your last verse, so filled with self-acceptance and now truly living! Thanks for sharing this self-reflection with us.

Tim Fatchen's picture

Not alone, Cindy, not alone! I like the curve (!) through to acceptance and relief but what a pity it doesn't happen BEFORE hair goes grey!!