Journey Open Arms
On The Acoustic

Journey Open Arms On The Acoustic Guitar

Welcome in to my Journey Open arms page featuring this great song by the rock group Journey.

Below is a free downloadable pdf chord sheet to help you learn this song. As well, my free acoustic demo will show you how I play this number. And if you use the lyrics on the page you can play and sing along with me, or use the video near the bottom.

Finally there is a purchase link for the full acoustic lesson if you need it or just want to support my site.


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Journey Open Arms 
Demo Tips & Pdf

This song almost never saw the light of day. Keyboardist Jonathan Cain didn't quite have the song finished in a previous group he worked in and when Steve Perry came along, the two co-wrote and finished the song. But other band members were not on board with doing rock ballads. Eventually they gave in and this song became Journey's biggest hit, reaching #2 in 1982.

Mariah Carey had a #4 hit in the UK with her cover of the song in 1996.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 2nd fret
  • Rhythm = down down up down up - down down up down up and repeat will work for this one 
  • Picking = No - but built in riffs
  • Chords =  D, A/Db, Bm, A, G, G/Db, Em, C7 

Journey Open Arms Lyrics 


Lying beside you, here in the dark, feeling your heart beat with mine
Softly you whisper, you're so sincere, how could our love be so blind
We sailed on together ... we drifted apart, and here you are by my side

So now I come to you ... with open arms, nothing to hide .. believe what I say
So here I am ... with open arms, hoping you'll see ... what your love means to me open arms

Living without you ... living alone, this empty house seems so cold
Wanting to hold you .. wanting you near, how much I wanted you home
But now that you've come back, turned night into day, I need you to stay

So now I come to you ... with open arms, nothing to hide .. believe what I say
So here I am ... with open arms, hoping you'll see ... what your love means to me open arms

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Thanks for checking out my my Journey Open Arms page. Hopefully you got some useful guidance from what I've presented here. And if you did and you'd like to share this page on your social media, please feel free to do so as it may be helpful to others who are learning Journey songs on the acoustic. 


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