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Kathy Moser: Music

Within Arms Reach

(Kathy Moser)
Kathy Moser

I wrote this after a friend of mine OD'd and lived because I found them.  It was a time of big learning for me.  I learned that people are not saveable.  We are all here on our own recognizance, with our own relationship with God, or lack there of.  This person taught me so much, especially how when we do not take care of ourselves we hurt others.  He died 3 months later.

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Within Arms Reach

6/8 key of F BPM = 144




Chorus – verse – Chorus – verse – chorus – instr. Verse – verse - chorus



Within arms reach you’re going down

Falling to your death, both feet right on the ground

Like there’s nothing that can save you

not even my love


Verse 1

The night that I found you I thought that you’d already left

I broke down the door, pounded on your chest til you finally drew a breath

I did exactly what the man on the phone told me to do

He neglected to mention

you might have preferred no one had found you




Verse 2

Trouble is a dog, it’s gotta chase you if you run

Trouble’s not out to get you, trouble would chase anyone

Trouble is a snow ball, it gets bigger as you go

But the real trouble with trouble is it thinks nobody knows




Instrumental verse


Verse 3

Now I’ve sat with death more than a time or two

In particular one long hot sunny August afternoon

In a field my life and my death races towards the finish line

My life won by a nose and was mine


Last Chorus

So within arms reach I am right here

I’m not scared of your anger, your sorrow or your fear

I know there’s something that can save you

And it’s not my love.