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With Arms Outstretched  

Rilo Kiley


Each chord gets two measures unless otherwise noted.


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Intro: / E - - - / x4


      E                     F#m

It's sixteen miles to the promised land

        A (1)          B (1)          E

And I promise you I'm doing the best I can

           E                                  F#m

Now don't fool yourself   in thinking you're more than a man

               A (1)  B (1)   E

Cause you'll probably end up dead


   E                              F#m

I visit these    mountains with frequency

        A (1)            B (1)    E

And I stand here with my arms up



     F#m (1)          B (1)           E

Now some days   they last longer than others

      F#m (1)        B (1)            E

But this day by the lake went too fast

            F#m (1)      B (1)          C#m (1)     E (1)

And if you want me, you better speak up I won't wait

        A (1)    B (1)      E

So you better   move   fast


       E                                  F#m

Don't fool yourself   In thinking you're more than you are

          A (1)               B (1)    E

With your arms outstretched to me


          E                     F#m

Now it's sixteen miles to the promised land

        A (1)          B (1)          E

And I promise you I'm doing the best I can


Chorus x2, end on last E

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.