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"Into My Arms" is a song written by Nick Cave, and released as the first single from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds' tenth studio album The Boatman's Call in 1997. The single, released on 27 January 1997, was pressed on 7" vinyl, as well as a standard CD single. A promotional music video for the song was also recorded.

Background and history
The song takes the form of a love ballad, with a piano and an electric bass as the sole instruments used. Music journalist and critic Toby Creswell included "Into My Arms" in his book 1001 Songs: The Great Songs of All Time and the Artists, Stories and Secrets Behind Them, in which he attributed the song's melancholic lyrics to the break-up of Cave's long-term relationship with Viviane Carneiro and his subsequent brief relationship and break-up with English musician PJ Harvey. In Cave's lecture "The Secret Life of the Love Song" to the Academy of Fine Arts Vienna, he counts the song among those he is most proud of having written.

Cave performed the song at the funeral of his friend, INXS singer Michael Hutchence, but requested the cameras recording the service be switched off as he performed.

Music video
The song's music video was directed by British director Jonathan Glazer. In an interview on the DVD The Work of Director Jonathan Glazer, Nick Cave praised the video as well-produced, but said he considered it a poor fit with the song as the video's depressing imagery overrode the melancholic optimism Cave had intended the song to convey.

Cover versions
"Into My Arms" was also recorded by Ane Brun and Roger Daltrey. In 2012, American artist Eliza Rickman included a cover on her second album, O, You Sinners. In 2017, Shelby Lynne and Allison Moorer also recorded the song for their album, Not Dark Yet (album). It has also been covered by Band of Horses.

Other appearances in popular media
"Into My Arms" featured in the films About Time (2013), Gettin' Square (2003), Zero Effect (1998), the television film On the Beach (2000), and He Died with a Felafel in His Hand (2001). It has also appeared in The L Word episode "Luck, Next Time", series 4, episode 7 of British teen drama Skins, series 1, episode 5 of the Australian detective show City Homicide, John Patrick Shanley's 2012 play Storefront Church and series 1, episode 8 of The Mist. The song is also the closing track of the 2017 Paddy Considine film Journeyman. The song is also used in the 2015 BBC series Uncle at the end of the fifth episode of season two as well as appearing in the third episode of Ricky Gervais' 2019 Netflix series After Life. It also plays a diegetic part in the 2019 TV series War of the Worlds.

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