Song 54: Rilo Kiley: “With Arms Outstretched” (2002)

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I remember where I was when I first heard “With Arms Outstretched.” I was driving from Cambridge to Concord, commuting from my apartment to my reporter job, a trip that I always looked forward to. Though I love writing, I didn’t particularly like being a reporter, and the half-hour commute was a good opportunity to clear my head. I usually listened to WERS, and one morning, they played this song. I remember thinking that it was exactly what I wanted to hear. Acoustic guitar, handclaps, bells, group singing.

It’s still pretty damn perfect.

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