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This chart will look wacky unless you
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Sarah McLachlan


Capo 1


In 6/8 w/swing feel


Chord Guide

       32 1

C:    x32010


Fmaj7/A: x03211


Dm7:  xx0211


F:    133211

      3    4

G:    3x0003

        3   14

Gsus4:  3x0013


Em:   022000



       >           >

Strum: B   D U D U D   D U D U   w/swing feel

       1 + 2 + 3 + 4 + 5 + 6 +


This strum video is in 3/4 but is almost identical to the pattern above:



Intro:  C  Fmaj7/A  (x2)


                             Dm7                 F

Spend all your time waiting for that second chance,

            C                   F          G
For the break that will make it okay.

                               Dm7               F
There’s always some reason to feel not good enough,

            C               F              G
And it’s hard at the end of the day.

                   Dm7                F
I need some distraction or a beautiful release,

C             F                   G
Memories seep from my veins.

                Dm7          F
Let me be empty and weightless and maybe,

     C             F        Gsus4
I’ll find some peace tonight.



          C      Cadd9    C          Em
In the arms of the angel fly away from here,

                 F                                          C                             G
From this dark, cold hotel room and the endlessness that you fear.

             C       Cadd9       C                     Em
You are pulled from the wreckage of your silent reverie,

                     F                                      C   G
You’re in the arms of the angel, may you find some comfort here.


Repeat Intro


                       Dm7                 F
So tired of the straight line and everywhere you turn,

             C                   F                    G
There’s vultures and thieves at your back.

                               Dm7                          F
The storm keeps on twisting, you keep on building the lies,

            C             F                G
That make up for all that you lack.

                            Dm7        F
It don’t make no difference, escape one last time,

       C    F          G
It’s easier to believe.

                       Dm7                  F
In this sweet madness, oh, this glorious sadness,

           C           F           Gsus4
That brings me to my knees



C                    F                                      C   G
You’re in the arms of the angel, may you find some comfort here.




C   Fmaj7/A  (x3)



This file is the author's own work and represents his interpretation of this song. It's intended solely for private study, scholarship or research.