I've come a long way
I was a show on ice
Dazzling and brittle
But subject to the sun

And then one day
I went little by little
Back to the water
The place where I'd come from

And I went under
Like stones tied in a sack
And I got emptied
And started my way back

My name
It's got your name on it
My shame
It's got your name on it
My home
It's got your name on it
Everything I own

And all my schemes drowned at the seams
Have left me fine in my own skin
I've come a long way
Just to begin

I've come a long way
Under the cover of darkness
Trusting a stranger
A boatman at the shore

The scourge of hope
The ugly face of danger
The keepers of the keys
Had me down on my knees
In front of the gilded doors

And in a world where every ax was poised to grind
To find my peace I only held up what was already mine

My name
It's got your name on it
My shame
It's got your name on it
My home
It's got your name on it
Everything I own

And all my swords have turned to words that blow like poems in the wind
I've come a long way

I used to be twisted
When you called it an opiate
A simple way to cope
And yet I think you shouldn't skip if you haven't worn the shoes

They start out tight
And then they hurt your tired feet at night
But then they give a little day by day
And then before you know it
You look back and you've come a long way

It's got your name on it
My shame
It's got your name on it
My home
It's got your name on it
Everything I own

You call my name
My name
You call my name
My shame
You call my name
My home
Everything I own
You call my name

If it's got my name, it's got your name on it
Everything I own has got your name on it
When I was trying to cross the river
You were at the river getting me across and now
Everything, everything I own
Has got your name on it
Oh everything
I've got your name on it
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Come A Long Way Lyrics

Indigo Girls – Come A Long Way Lyrics

Songwriters: RAY, AMY ELIZABETH / SALIERS, EMILY ANN
Come A Long Way lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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