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Reach Out A Hand Concert Program

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Abandoned- Ivory Circle

The compass spins, so it begins to settle in
That we don't know where we are
But we know that we're very very very far away
From those comforting signs of spring
The joy it brings when we can sing of the things that make us feel like remembering

We have been
We have been all but abandoned
We have been
We have been all but abandoned

The photographs of all the times we never had
Want to haunt my memories
Invading all of me
Like the trees I'm surrounded by but alone inside
I'm insecure, I'm wanting more
For the air to move me or right though me

We have been
We have been all but abandoned
We have been
We have been all but abandoned

I'm not afraid
I'm not ashamed
No, not today
For I know the sun is shining down on me

I'm not afraid
I'm not ashamed
No, not today
For I know the sun is shining down on me

The Revival- Emma Bechler

Our minds are our weapons, our souls our protection
Our feet will never uproot
One body, one mind, we will all stand in line
Proclaim the once-unspeakable truth
Seamless repairs to the damage we share
Underneath, we are all flesh and blood
Slowly, we rise with our voices entwined
The Revival has only just begun

Here Is What I Hope- Dan Aid

I want life bigger than buildings
I don’t want a memory

I want love that I can believe in
I don’t want a memory

Where do I start? Where do I end? Where do I begin?

Woke up alone, turned on the light again
But where do I begin? How do I begin to say:

I want life bigger than buildings
I don’t want a memory

I want love that I can believe in
I don’t want a memory

The door is locked, but people keep pulling
Broken glass spider-webs out from the corner like cancers
We hold each other a little tighter like dancers

We want life bigger than buildings
We don’t want a memory

We want love that we can believe in
We don’t want a memory

Connect- Kid Astronaut

Are we bored of space? Are we bored of time?
Do we hate each other? Cause it feels that way sometimes
Are we bored of love? Are we bored of art?
Do we disconnect because we don't know who we are?

All of this won't matter when we turn back into matter
And all we think we own will one day be gone
But I believe in real, the things that we can't touch
And I know that love will connect and protect us

Human to Human- Shelly Rollison


We’re all just holding it together
Navigating our own stormy seas
It gets a little complicated navigating both you and me

There’s a certain loneliness with living
Of not being fully understood
Parts endured without echo
To find happiness for the most

It’s a-going beyond us with no guarantees
We’re all fragile creatures doing our best
Each other’s teachers each with our own mess
It’s a work that exceeds us
But still heeds us to come, lean in
To the work of human to human

Sometimes I lack the intuition to know just what you need
Maybe I’m not supposed to meet it, but would you still explain it to me?
When I say things that are awful, look for the reason underneath
It’s not you it’s all of my trouble troubling me

We might destroy each other with our efforts of good intent
The alternative’s the same
I’ve never been so naked
Yet so settled and safe
In other words…this is

This is love, love, love, love
Reach out a hand…human to human

Love, love, love, love

New Shoes- Jamie Wolf

Kicking dust with blistered feet
I’ve strayed too far already
The journey to the wider path was so misleading

Stumblin’ back to higher ground
Burdened, tired, and empty
Oh, I long to walk with grace and true beauty
But my feet are feeling heavy

It’s time to find new shoes that know how to walk beside you
That take me the way you choose, it’s time to find new shoes

Staring down the narrow road
Starting slow and steady
Oh, I long to run this race for passion, not duty
And my feet are feeling ready

It’s time to find new shoes that know how to walk beside you
That take me the way you choose, it’s time to find new shoes

Little by little, not stuck in the middle, I’m getting back on track
Take my every step and take my pride, I’ll stay right by your side
I will…I will

It’s time to find new shoes that know how to walk beside you
That take me the way you choose, it’s time to find new shoes

Pretend- Ivory Circle

Let's play a game on this patterned swing
Where our lives are buried with fortune and fame
Let's say that blame is nothing but a tired scheme
And they've shot us to death, they've shot us to death
But we're still alive and the night is where we left it
And the starting line is where we've found our chance to survive second lives
And now we're back to the beginning

We will laugh, we will cry
Send our torches to the sky
Where hearts linger and sorrows drown with the night
We will fly, we will see with our eyes
That there is so much more to this pain

We're on the mend but we're tired of
Struggling to find purchase to climb to the top
Of the lonely peak where we stepped on each other only to be
King of a hill that no one can see, impatiently wanting everything
But one faulty step and we're back to the beginning

We will laugh, we will cry
Send our torches to the sky
Where hearts linger and sorrows drown with the night
We will fly, we will see with our eyes
That there is so much more to this pain

The War- Ryan Weisenberger (student poem)

(no printed lyrics)

Put Me Back Together- Ivory Circle

You can see my branches on the ground
You can hear the voices, bitter sounds
You can feel the dirt underneath your feet
It’s gone and made a mess of me

Swallow your pride, be strong
Don’t follow the tide
It’s wrong to fight against a beating heart
It’s only hardest at the start

All I want is for you to put me back together
All I want is for you to put me back together
Put me back together

Can you feel my last trace of my acclaim
Has fallen with my fight to be known by my name?
Can you see that I’m not strong? I am weak
Can you tell that I’m not who I was made to be?

Swallow your pride, be strong
Don’t follow the tide
It’s wrong to fight against a beating heart
It’s only hardest at the start

All I want is for you to put me back together
All I want is for you to put me back together
Put me back together

Wrap your arms around the scars, around the tears
Around the reasons why we’re scared of who we are
Around our faults, around our dreams
Around the pieces of ourselves that have been torn apart
We’ve been torn apart

All I want is for you to put me back together
All I want is for you to put me back together

Superwoman- Kayla Rae

(no printed lyrics)

The Revival- Emma Bechler

Our minds are our weapons, our souls our protection
Our feet will never uproot
One body, one mind, we will all stand in line
Proclaim the once-unspeakable truth
Seamless repairs to the damage we share
Underneath, we are all flesh and blood
Slowly, we rise with our voices entwined
The Revival has only just begun.


Hand In Hand In Heart- Dan Aid

There’s a little child holding all the rain
And there’s a quiet house that’s just a frame
Where a home once stood, now only she remains
Baby girl don’t fall apart
You’ve got the world at your fingers, hand in hand in heart

Now she’s a passenger sitting at the station
But she ain’t waiting on a train
She’s watching all the people
Like a merry go round
Not quite knowing where to start
But if you walk with me, I’ll walk with you
Hand in hand in heart

I’m sorry daddy lives in a prison
And momma was gone too soon
Sometimes it’s hard, it’s hard to wake up
Stare in the mirror and say I love you
So let the sunrise be a sign post
Along a highway in the dark
Where someone scratched out a note to you
That says hand in hand in heart

Optimistic- 2MX2 & Kid Astronaut

Soy el malandrino vine hacer toda la gente (I am the so called hoodlum that came to make all of the people)
Poner manos al cielo como en misa me comprenden (put their hands up like in church understand me)
Cantando que se puede cambiando le la mente(singing out that we can do it, changing all the minds)
De toda las familias dividias para siempre (of all the families divided forever)

Mueve la cadera para arriba y para bajo (Move your hip's up and down)
Seguimos celebrando (We keep celebrating)
La vida es un regalo (Life is a gift)
Lo bueno y lo malo
(The good and the bad)

Like the warmth of the sunrise, bright as the blue skies
Rain on the wet cement, feeling optimistic
You don’t have to worry, there is no hurry
Let’s get lost in the moment, feeling optimistic

Not changing dimensions, are we? We came with a message.
Take pain as a lesson, always just aim to be better.
Not changing dimensions, are we? We came with a message.
Don’t take life too seriously, just say and remember.

La vida es un regalo (Life is a gift)
Lo bueno y lo malo
(The good and the bad)

Like the warmth of the sunrise, bright as the blue skies
Rain on the wet cement, feeling optimistic
You don’t have to worry, there is no hurry
Let’s get lost in the moment, feeling optimistic

There’s a storm in the forecast
You and I are in its path
I just know that it’s trouble
I’ll search for you in the aftermath

Like the warmth of the sunrise, bright as the blue skies
Rain on the wet cement, feeling optimistic
You don’t have to worry, there is no hurry
Let’s get lost in the moment, feeling optimistic

You didn't exist until you did and then I did too
I found you deep in the muddy vines of my subconscious mind laughing at logic and the things it made me do
You said I made this place for you
Press the soles of your feet into the dirt and feel your soul feed on the hertz
Stay grounded with your head in the clouds and if the moment is escapes you
Say these words out loud

Amen- Lil Deer

Thank you for this one chance, when most look away at first glance 
Take a minute and just slow dance to think about when I advance 

I wanna help the earth grow watch it thrive
May every child achieve what they strive
Never let a real dream go and die 
Let ‘em speak truth when they say the world is mine

Never too late to forgive the evil
Want every child to have opportunities equal 
Want every child to know how to be the best of people 
To truly give power on earth to the peaceful 

I chase dreams with crazy certainty 
To show that there’s more that what they see
Hide behind a want for currency 
Instead of chasing dreams so perfectly 

May we never meet dead ends…say amen, say amen
And may we never mourn dead friends…say amen, say amen

Aye yea aye lets get it, live up life until it is finished 
Too busy trynna create our own image 
The small things in life is why we winning 
Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Go ahead and raise our brothers up to the roof
Ooh ooh ooh ooh
Nah up to the sky cause we living proof

That we can go do what we want
That we can go right all our wrongs
That we can live a humble life or make it big making these songs 
If you feel like you are in hell, everyone go believe in themselves
Go learn your personal wealth, someone loves you every single last cell

To that: amen

May we remember great moments every day 
When we look back onto memory lane, amen…
To that: amen
And every day may we create great moments 
Cause know those things can not be stolen, amen
To that amen 

I wanna know what happened why we start doubting 
Ourselves we got blue skies but it was quickly is clouded
I follow my dreams and some people clown it 
But they don’t know what I am amounting to
Everyone can fly but some forgot 

Gotta find your wings again it’s not quickly taught 
No doors in this life are ever locked
As long as you can chase what you really want 
I want people to start using their heart
To make decisions, love, not drive us apart 
Reach inside is when we wanna  make great art
And let it make up who we are

May we never meet dead ends…say amen, say amen
And may we never mourn dead friends…say amen, say amen
And may we never hear sirens…say amen, say amen
May we never meet dead ends
May we never mourn dead friends
Amen

May we never have a bad occasions
May we always have our own haven 
For when we need a break and come back to a standing ovation 
Live life how you want and maybe it’ll transfer
To someone who needs it when that feeling you can’t capture 

When love feels so damn distant, gotta keep being persistent 
Remember every single person is gonna need some assistance 
So help your brothers, help your sisters, help all others take out splinters 
Help all colors get through winters, thank your mothers, fathers then consider 

If we have a hand to lend, if we have an arm to extend  
If someone needs you then attend, and if someone needs you then defend 
That we can all be friends, that we can make it past dead ends 
That we can always make amends, and to that I say amen 

Like You Love You- 2MX2 & Kid Astronaut

1-2-3 what you want from me?
You’re always on my mind, all I want to see
Can you keep it real with me?
You’re taking your time, but my love ain’t guaranteed so

I hope you know that I don’t want you to go
But time is ticking, I don’t wanna go slow

You don't have to find
Higher walls to hide your trials behind
The safety for yourself I know you'll find it
We're not running out of time yet
I hope that you're reminded

No one can love you like you love you
Although there's love to share
No one can give you what you give you
Amor en el espejo (Love in the mirror)

Vente, vamos donde el calor se siente en la

piel. (Come, lets go where the warmth is felt on

the skin.)

Dulce como un pan al con miel (Sweet like a honey comb)
Me encanta mi forma de ser (I love the way that I am)
Aunque me perdi, yo me volvi a conoser (Though I lost myself, I got to know myself again)
Seamos humilde, fuerte y libre (Lets be humble, strong, and free)

Y cada ves que veas tu reflejo no chifles (And everytime you look into the mirror don’t whistle)
Canta con ganas alegre y feliz (Sing like you mean it, happy and joyful)
No ay nada como tener amor para ti (There’s nothing like having love for yourself)

You don't have to find
Higher walls to hide your trials behind
The safety for yourself I know you'll find it
We're not running out of time yet
I hope that you're reminded

No one can love you like you love you
Although there's love to share
No one can give you what you give you
Amor en el espejo (Love in the mirror)

I already learned my lesson, turn my losses into blessings
I know I can’t love somebody else until I love myself
We’re not running out of time yet
I hope that you’re reminded
No one can love you like you love you
Although there's love to share