Reach Out of the Darkness

Album: Reach Out of the Darkness (1968)
Charted: 10
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  • I think it's so groovy now
    That people are finally getting together
    I thinks it's so wonderful and how
    That people are finally getting together

    Reach out in the darkness
    Reach out in the darkness
    Reach out in the darkness
    And you may find a friend

    I knew a man that I did not care for
    And then one day this man gave me a call
    We sat and talked about things on our mind
    And now this man he is a friend of mine

    Don't be afraid of love
    Don't be afraid, don't be afraid to love
    Everybody needs a little love
    Everybody needs somebody
    That they can be thinking of

Comments: 5

  • Wayne from PennsylvaniaWhy is the song titled "Reach Out OF The Darkness" when the lyrics say reach out IN the darkness?
  • Wayne Edwards from New Jersey, UsaI MAY have heard the male voice sing "freak out" instead of "reach out" once during the whole song. But one thing is certain: they're both singing "IN the Darkness", not "OF the Darkness" as the song title would lead you to believe.
  • Rick from Seattle, WaFor some reason I did not hear this song for many years (I was about 11 when it came out). When I did hear it, I was pretty sure it must have been released a year or two earlier - 1966 or '67 at the latest. After all, by 1968 the word "groovy was already out of use by young people, only used by older folks who wanted to sound "with it". But I really like the song.
  • Howard from St. Louis Park, MnIt was the only hit for Jim & Cathy Post under the name Friend and Lover. I didn't know that Ray Stevens played keyboards on the song until I saw the article of Wikipedia. It's a great one hit wonder and I can still hear the line "freak out in the darkness." The song has new life in a recent Target commercial. Reach out !
  • Camille from Toronto, OhIconic flower power song: yes. This song is so simple, pure and....well, simple. No bells or whistles, just pure, life-changing musical magic. I love how the two voices blend together, demanding that you, me, all of us, any of us, 'REACH OUT' in the darkness. Are they leading us, guiding us, teaching us, coaching us? Popular at a time when everyone seemed to be searching for something, not exactly knowing where any of us were heading, but knowing it was necessary for us to reach out to move forward. Tonight, May 12, 2013, this song was played during the closing credits of a "Mad Men" episode, just after the characters of the series begin hearing of Bobby Kennedy being shot.
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