Reach Out And Touch And Somebody Who Needs A Hand

by Laurie Maitland

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released November 1, 1998

Produced by Jim Morgan

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Laurie Maitland Elmont, New York

Began singing backup at the age of 7. Released her first album in early 1998.

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Track Name: Reach Out And Touch And Somebody Who Needs A Hand
A pat, a hug sincere and true can help a friend
Who's sad and blue
And the moments that are spent together, be a complement
One may never know how much a handclasp or a friendly touch
Can mean to someone in despair when we show concern and care

When you find yourself alone living on a lonely island
Lost in the middle of a foggy sea with no love of your own
What you need to do is reach out for me

Chorus:
Extend to one another a friendly hand of love
For we are emissaries of our father up above
Reach out with a helping hand
Or by folding them in prayer
Let those folks who are in need know that someone is there
All you have to do is reach out and touch somebody who needs a hand

Restoring hope when there is none is half the battle
And can be won
By a simple act of love given with God's help above
So reach out
While there still is time to change the outlook and the clime
To one of peace and happiness with a bit of cheer and tenderness

When you find yourself alone living on a lonely island
Lost in the middle of a foggy sea with no love of your own
Look over yonder and you will see
That there is someone waiting home for you

Repeat Chorus

Everyone needs to help those people
Reach out their human hands
To the poor and needy children all around the world
So if we start giving
Why not reach out and touch somebody's hand
And that will make life better for us

Repeat Chorus and fade out
Track Name: Give A Gift Of Joy And Wonder Every Day
One moment of caring for someone else in need
With a heart of compassion to go with the deed
One moment of sharing, too, lessens one load
Just a little candle can light up the road
If there's no joyous way
To give a festive precious Christmas gift, give love away

Chorus 1:
Give a gift of joy and wonder every day
To someone in despair, so he can live happily ever after
What somebody needs is a Christmas gift
To light up his life in a radiant way
Lend him a hand by sending love
'Cause love is the present you give on Christmas Day

One moment of loving is good for the soul
It's something I know - not what I've been told
Remember the message: it's plain as can be
Ye do unto others, Ye do unto Me
If there is a joyful way
To give a festive special Christmas gift, don't take love away

Chorus 2:
Give a gift of joy and wonder every day
To someone in despair, so he can live happily ever after
What somebody needs is a Christmas gift
To light up his life in a brilliant way
Lend him a hand by sending love
'Cause love is the present you give on Christmas Day

Oo, what a sweet sensation
That we share the love with Someone else
Oo, what a sweet reward
That love means more to You
Love means a lot to You and it's always Heaven's gift to You

Repeat Chorus 1 and fade out