I Need a Hug

04:43
Rev.Rap' and Free$T@L
2006-01-19
Rev. DeWayne GoLightly wrote the lyrics. DeWayne Christopher GoLightly wrote the music/arraigned/produced and mastered the CD.

Story

In 1992 (or somewhere around that time, lol) I was a presenter at a TLC (teens against drugs conference) and while we were on break, one of the co-ordinators asked me if I could write something that encompassed trust-building. THEY WANTED ME TO WRITE THIS DURING LUNCH!!!!!!!! So an hour and 15 minutes later, I came up with the rap, I Need A Hug. My son (Daniel/Freestyle's) verse, and the ending (Your mother-father, etc.) were added in 2004 and Brandon Hightower, (through the Holy Ghost) added "take the T out of THUG and it leaves you with a HUG. Just Say No had a slogan years ago "Hugs are Better Than Drugs", those words are even more true and needed today.

Lyrics

I NEED A HUG ( 4:43) VERSE 1 WHEN I’M FELLIN LOW AND I NEED A LIFT, I’M DOWN AND DEPRESSED; MY LIFE A BAD TRIP. PEOPLE PASS ME BY, LIKE I’M NOT EVEN THERE, SOMETIMES I WONDER WHY; WHY SHOULD I CARE? I'M NOT LOOKING FOR ATTENTION, NOT TRYIN TO FIT IN! BUT A WORD, A SMILE, A HUG NOW AND THEN. COULD REALLY MAKE MY DAY AND THE BLUES GO AWAY. IT WONT COST YOU A THING, TO GIVE A HUG AWAY… (CHORUS) I NEED A HUG!... (GUYS) GIVE IT UP NOW - GIVE IT UP! I NEED A HUG!... (GIRLS) COME ON – COME ON (GUYS)… GIVE IT UP! (2x) VERSE 2 I'VE HAD A BAD DAY, NOTHING GOING RIGHT, MY FRIENDS ARE ON MY NERVES TRYING TO RUN MY LIFE. THEY SAY "ALL YOU NEED FRIEND IS TO REALLY GET HIGH" I SAID "SHUT YOUR MOUTH-YOU BELIEVE THAT LIE" “DRUGS ARE FOR FOOLS- THEY DON’T CHANGE A THING” “AND WHEN YOU COME DOWN EVERYTHING'S' THE SAME” “PEOPLE MAKE THE DIFFERENCE- DON’T YOU UNDERSTAND”, COME ON! SHOW ME THAT YOU CARE- IT'S IN YOUR HANDS. (CHORUS) I NEED A HUG!... (GUYS)GIVE IT UP NOW - GIVE IT UP! I NEED A HUG!... (GIRLS) COME ON – COME ON (GUYS)… GIVE IT UP! (2x) VERSE 3 I'M NOT LOOKING FOR ATTENTION; NOT EVEN A FRIEND, JUST A WORD, A SMILE, A HUG NOW AND THEN. COULD REALLY MAKE MY DAY AND THE BLUES GO AWAY. IT WANT COST YOU A THING TO GIVE A HUG AWAY. TAKE THE WORD HUG, AND YO, YOU BREAK IT DOWN. (H) IS FOR HUG, YOU'VE GOT TO PASS IT AROUND. (U) IS FOR "YOU"- YOU'VE GOT TO BAKE THE MOVE, (G) IS FOR GOOD, COME ON, NOW DO WHAT I DO. (CHORUS) YOU NEED A HUG!...(GUYS) GIVE IT UP NOW - GIVE IT UP! YOU NEED A HUG!...(GIRLS) COME ON – COME ON (GUYS)… GIVE IT UP! (2x) (INSTRUMENTAL) & FREE$T@L’S FLOW VERSE 5 YOU HAD A BAD DAY, NO JOB, NO PAY, OK, SO EVERYDAY’S A BAD DAY, WELL HEY! YOU GOT TO OPEN YOUR EYES. THERE’S MANY WHO DIDN’T WAKE. YOU GOT TO SEE THE SUN RISE, YOU LEARN FROM YOUR MISTAKES. IN LIFE THERE’S MANY LESSONS, HERE’S MY SUGGESTION, BE THANKFUL FOR YOUR BLESSIN,1 DON’T LET IT KEEP YOU STRESSIN. 2 YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT A SIMPLE HI, A HUG, A WAVE, OR WHAT’S UP! CAN MAKE A DOWN PERSON FEEL LOVED. BE CONSCIOUS OF OTHER’S FEELINGS. SOME OF YOUR EGOS ARE SO HIGH, THEY CRUSHIN THE CEILING. I’M TRYIN TO TELL YA, FORGET SUICIDE AND DRUG PARAPHANELIA, YOU CAN WIN ON GOD’S SIDE,3 YOU CAN NEVER BE NO FAILURE, 4 SO PUT THEM PILLS DOWN-PICK YOURSELF OFF THE GROUND, SEARCH INSIDE AROUND YOUR HEART AND SEE WHAT’S FOUND. HOPEFULLY COMPASSION AND NOTHING BUT LOVE…YOU TAKE THE ‘T’ OUT THIS T-HUG, AND IT LEAVES YOU WITH A HUG. VERSE 6 HUGS ARE BETTER THAN DRUGS - SO GIVE A HUG A TRY. MAKE THEM LAUGH; MAKE THEM SMILE, FEEL GOOD INSIDE. SO REACH OUT AND TOUCH SOMEBODY IF YOU CAN. COME ON - SHOW THEM THAT YOU CARE, IT’S IN YOUR HANDS. (CHORUS) THEY NEED A HUG (GUYS) GIVE IT UP NOW, GIVE IT UP! THEY NEED A HUG (GIRLS) COME ON - COME ON (GUYS) GIVE IT UP! (2X) THEY NEED A HUG- YOUR MOTHER, YOUR FATHER; THEY NEED A HUG-YOUR SISTER, YOUR BROTHER; THEY NEED A HUG-YOUR SONS, YOUR DAUGHTERS THEY NEED A HUG-YOUR HUSBAND, YOUR WIFE; THEY NEED A HUG -YOUR BABY, YOUR CHILDREN; THEY NEED A HUG-YOUR FAMILY, LOVED ONES; THEY NEED A HUG-YOUR NEIGHBOR, YOUR FRIENDS; THEY NEED A HUG-YOUR ENEMIES, EVERYONE!.

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