My Outstretched Arms
Half Man Half Biscuit
(intro) F C F C F C Bb F C F Dm I asked her to meet me outside the Town Hall Bb C I had in my pocket a ring F Dm I'd base-layered up with the temperature being Bb G7 C Way below average for spring Bb A But she'd read the timetable like I'd read her mind F C And when she was late to arrive Bb Dm My outstretched arms were at quarter to three C C7 F C F C And hers were at five forty-five. F Dm Biding my time in the hope she'd defrost Bb C I busied myself at the gym F Dm Barbells were raised and biceps were praised Bb G7 C At length I was filled with a vim Bb A On a cottage near Thwaite a deposit was placed F C Believing I'd still win her heart Bb Dm To sacrifice sanity thinking such things C C7 F Dm Bb F Ab G C I must have been mad from the start. (instr as verse) F Dm Now I've accepted her love lies elsewhere Bb C I spend all my time in arcades F Dm I saw her today outside the Town Hall Bb G7 C And I pondered how pointless these shades Bb A For the radiance of her immortal beauty F C This mortal frame can't endure Bb Dm My outstretched arms were at quarter to three C C7 F Bb F Bb F Bb (to fade) As I lay prostrate on the floor.