Opposable

I am an odd one, what can I do?
You have three joints, I only have two.
You’re tall and thin, and I’m a stumpy thing.
I don’t wear ornaments, and you wear rings.
Just ‘cause I’m different doesn’t mean I’m dumb.
You are a finger, and I am a thumb.

And we’re lucky we’re opposable.

Sometimes I’m lonely going a different way.
You stick with your friends, I stick out like a (sore thumb).
But we’re a good team; we pick up a lot.
I love what you are, I love what you’re not.

And we’re lucky we’re opposable.

If I was broken, you’d be broken, too.
‘Cause there’s so many things we couldn’t do.
Like putting on clothes and opening jars.
Not to mention eating candy bars.

We’re lucky we’re opposable!

So come on; let’s treat each other well.
Let’s put these digits to work and make them tell (the world)
That we’re a family with so much to give.
Without each other it’d be hard to live. (And sad)

We’re lucky we’re opposable!

And if we think that we’re on different sides,
We need to look down to where we abide.
We’re all connected to the place we stand.
Essential parts of an amazing hand.

And we’re lucky we’re opposable!