I am at ease
In the arms of a woman
Although now most of my days are spent alone
A thousand miles from the place I was born

When she wakes me
She takes me back home

Now most days
I spend like a child
Who's afraid of ghosts in the night
I know there ain't nothing out there
But I'm still afraid to turn on the light

I am at ease
In the arms of a woman
Although now most of my days are spent alone
A thousand miles from the place I was born

When she wakes me
She takes me back home

I am at ease
In the arms of a woman
Although now most of my days are spent alone
A thousand miles from the place I was born

When she wakes me
She takes me
Yeah when she wakes me
She takes me
Yeah when she wakes me
She takes me back home
When she wakes me
She takes me back home


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Arms Of A Woman song meanings
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    General CommentI'm not sure how everyone else feels... but have you ever met someone who made you feel so comfortable, that you felt like you were at home with them? That's what I think he's talking about. This woman, whoever she is, makes him feel at home even though he's 1000 miles away. And I totally agree with fireplace... definitely one of the most beautiful songs I have EVER heard!!!
    monkeybearon May 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAmos I couldn't of said it better myself.I thank God He created me but I thank him more for having a better Idea and making WOMAN.
    dooglepopon May 08, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationMr.M. is a vampire in real life. I love him more than ever. Make a vampire out of me please, Mr.M!

    I am at ease
    In the arms of a woman
    Although now most of my days are spent alone (his days are alone without his woman, but he is not alone in the nights)
    A thousand miles from the place I was born (the woman he's seeing in the night are not his mother)

    When she wakes me
    She takes me back home (and he doesn't want to go home, he likes the party, let me sleep.)

    Now most days
    I spend like a child
    Who's afraid of ghosts in the night
    I know there ain't nothing out there
    But I'm still afraid to turn on the light
    (He acts innocent and upset at the unknown, he knows nothing is going on prowling around in the night, but he's afraid he's going to turn someone on for real, so he likes the night and wants to keep the light off.)

    I am at ease
    In the arms of a woman
    Although now most of my days are spent alone
    A thousand miles from the place I was born

    When she wakes me
    She takes me back home

    I am at ease
    In the arms of a woman
    Although now most of my days are spent alone
    A thousand miles from the place I was born

    When she wakes me
    She takes me
    Yeah when she wakes me
    She takes me
    Yeah when she wakes me
    She takes me back home
    When she wakes me
    She takes me back home
    (He's reminding himself that the night doesn't belong to him, but it belongs to ghosts in the night. Ghosts that mean nothing but ooooooooooooooo in a spooooooooooooooky way. Oh my gosh Mr.M! take me to your haunted castle, tie me up and pace around, whisper in my ear, smell my neck and my hair. The night is much easier than the day, that's where I want to stay until the end. The people are nicer and easier to relax. Another good vampire song, you belong to the night, Mr.M.
    Ceeyayaon April 01, 2017   Link
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    General CommentApologies for intruding @Ceeyaya,

    I am bound by duty to bring you this message.

    Many singers have claimed this dark blues song was theirs in the past. The song itself is so old no one knows what century, or what eon it was written in. Some say it is the original darkness from which all evil springs. Others say this song is the devil itself and that it carries the curse of infecting the exceptionally gifted singer who is unfortunate enough to have picked it up after it while following it's path. A pact is made between the darkness and the singer. He will have a wish for freedom from responsibility, and an enjoyment in dark supernatural powers with the carnal experiences they bring.

    This evil song's disguised lyrics will influence the singer the rest of his life, misguiding and contorting his messages throughout his career.

    There are times it has remained hidden for hundreds of years, just to turn up as an old, yet "newly found" song by the singer. It becomes "theirs" because of the vocal dynamics it requires for the right attention. The singer possesses any easily mislead mind filled with desire and attachment for human souls. Anger, jealousy and lust grow stronger, and the resulting actions, (what seem like decisions willed by the singer), become more senseless. Soon the singer will no longer care for right or wrong.

    Enjoying the title of "devil", (the word "lived"spelled backward is no coincidence), the singer feels more and more powerful. Other people exist only to accomplish his desires to attain more fame, influencing people, to taste hell. The most rewarding people for the devil are those who would otherwise do no harm, compelled instead to try to bring happiness or relief to suffering.

    Though the song goes on forever, the singer's name does not. The last person who sang this song escapes most, but his name shall remain unspoken for good reason. Minds have been lulled into unnoticed or willed acceptance, while records were carelessly erased. Distraction and disinterest of the many keep this song alive, jumping carriers throughout time. The offspring of the song carrier's predecessor weren't in a state to protect their biological father's legacy. They needed money and signed over the rights for a piddly sum. Preying on the minds of the weak and desirous as always, is the darkness' aim. Bringing them and their friends into a state of hell is it's purpose.

    If you have an imagination you will see the devil laughing at this song while it's played at weddings, having a chuckle as listeners swoon handing out loving accolades try to escape it's delivery. But rest assured it's meant to fool, so have a laugh and seek out the songs that crash through the bullshit. A tiny pinpoint of light is all it takes to put the darkness in it's place.

    We at the Vanguard of Eternal Scrolls, Morrowland Division have discovered that singers who become possessed by these songs must only ride LE MANEGE D’ANDREA three times consecutively to be rid of the devil's designs. There is always a cure in metaphysical moral matters. This is not the only song we follow. The others will go unnamed until a they begin to descend out of their realm.
    Thank you m'am for your time and increased vigilance.
    Gadrielon August 19, 2017   Link
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    General CommentCould be about a man who has not successfully repressed the early childhood desire for his mother as a love object (Oedipus Complex). "When she wakes me" is the recurrent dream of this fulfillment. Even though he is comfortable in his relationships with women, there is void which leaves him feeling alone and an emotional "thousand miles away from home" and continues to prevent him from establishing a true loving relationship with a female.
    bvalon October 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentProbably one of the most beautiful songs I've heard.
    fireplaceon January 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about a lonely man who feels incomplete without a woman. He longs for someone and relates his feeling of emptiness of that of a motherless child. I don't think he's alluding to an Oedipus Complex. He sees childhood as a time of security and comfort and wants another woman to instill those same feelings in adulthood.
    ohxishxitsxdavidon February 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI didn't catch the Oedipus Complex either. It seems that it tells the story of a man, who quite simply, needs the presence of a woman (a significant other, most likely) to make him feel complete. Lee seems to parallel this desire to the childhood need of a mother. Either way, the song is gorgeous and sadly poignant.
    mikecon March 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think he is in love, but lives away from his girlfriend and he's really lonely without her. And for some reason the line, "When she wakes me/She takes me back home" makes me think that she calls him every morning to wake him up and it brightens his day. This is probably way off track, but in my overactive imagination, it works.
    Wooze45on March 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentTo me this is a powerfully moving song...brought me to tears...it pays sweet tribute to the enveloping love of a woman..in the best way possible!
    from the heart of a man!! he has both experienced it and mourns...and so i do with him!

    he once knew that warm intimate love.
    what i like is that amos fully understands the truth that it's not mothering- that essence that he refers to about being afraid at night
    it's womanly!!!

    women show compassionate love because they are women not because they are mothers

    he used to know that intimate place of a woman's body and heart..and now "most of my days are spent alone" "1000 miles from the place he was born= a womb= not just physically but also...in the video he is an older middle age man who by his expressions doesn't feel he merits that love anymore.

    but when she wakes me! is like
    we wake from our present to our past in memories

    and when she wakes him she takes him back to the love he once knew...

    it is a masterpiece of a song to me! the sound of his voice at the end even sounds nostalgic like hm hm hmm i remember

    beautiful
    leedleangieon June 06, 2006   Link

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