House Concert Series

S2021 E45 | FULL EPISODE

Bernie Drury

Bernie Drury’s song "Reach Out" was inspired by a news article about a wonderful gesture made by Florida State football player Travis Rudolph in 2016. A special needs boy at his school sat by himself at lunch every day. Travis starting sitting with him. The moral Bernie got from the story is, "Sometimes you can make a big difference in a person's life by simply sitting at their table."

AIRED: May 04, 2021 | 0:04:46
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TRANSCRIPT

(soft guitar music)

♪ See the lonely boy

♪ Sitting at a table by himself ♪

♪ Who will help

♪ This lonely boy

♪ Has a way that he can cope

♪ Turns inside, away from hope

♪ Then no one knows

♪ He's a lonely boy

♪ Loneliness can be healed

♪ But it takes you

♪ And it takes me

♪ What will we do

♪ For this boy

♪ Let's join him at his table

♪ This lonely boy

♪ See the lonely girl

♪ She feels like no one hears her ♪

♪ So she curls

♪ Inside her lonely world

♪ She's waiting for a hand to reach out ♪

♪ Isn't this what we've been taught about ♪

♪ Don't let time run out

♪ For this lonely girl

♪ Loneliness can be healed

♪ But it takes you

♪ And it takes me

♪ What will we do

♪ For this girl

♪ Let her share her story

♪ This lonely girl

♪ We've stopped looking up

♪ Forgotten what it means

♪ To look in someone's eyes and say ♪

♪ You matter to me

♪ This can be a lonely place

♪ If everyone hides in their own space ♪

♪ What a waste

♪ Such a lonely world

♪ Time for us make a stand

♪ Find someone who needs a helping hand ♪

♪ That's the plan

♪ To heal this lonely world

♪ Loneliness can be healed

♪ But it takes you

♪ And it takes me

♪ Here's what we'll do

♪ For our world

♪ We can bring it to an end

♪ Let's bring it to an end

♪ If we all reach out to a friend ♪

♪ It will be a better world

(peaceful music)


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