Dick and Jane Song of the Week: "Reach a Little Further"

Feb 22, 2013


 Hello? Can you hear me out there? Let me be the first one to tell you: be yourself, don’t ever fall down, speak up, shout out for what you believe in. Let everybody know who you are, and I promise you’ll go very far. Getting ready for battle and he’s trying to hold his ground. His heart is racing, numb with fear and doubt. The reign of bullets begin, as missiles streak the sky. Everything’s about to change in the blink of an eye. She feels like closing door. Oh, reach a little further and you will find, that you can walk the distance, discover bravery inside. Outrun the resistance, keep on persisting, and it will be alright. Oh, reach a little further. They watch with pity as her pain takes its toll. She takes a deep slow breath. She’s longing to feel whole. Despite uplifting words, they can’t help anymore. She’s fought for so long; she feels like closing door. Learn how to stand up. Learn how to fight. Whether you’re wrong or right, think like a bird or a butterfly, ready to take flight. Finally, you need to learn. Stand up, be strong, be heard, ready to fight, ready to lead. High and tall, you’ve got to exceed. Break the barriers. Jump the hurdles. Run the distance. Take off when you hear that startin’ gun. Don’t wait for resistance. Be brave and don’t let nobody ever push your fire. Speak what’s on your mind, then learn how to take steps higher. Everyday, relentlessly, they try to break him down. (Don’t let ‘em get ya.) Their laughter echoes as they push him down. He’s trying to speak up, to break through the walls. No matter how hard he tries, no one can hear his calls. (Come on, come on.)

 CREDITS lyrics by Vince P, Cherish N, & Erica T / art by Tom Z / video by Ry H, Rachel K, & Madison K / journalism by Ellora M / music by Sarah Overdier, PC, & Cody Boyce / recorded by Cody Boyce & PC / produced & engineered by Cody Boyce