"Hold My Hand" as written by Mark Bryan, Darius Carlos Rucker, Dean Felber and Jim Sonefeld....
With a little love and some tenderness
We'll walk upon the water
We'll rise above the mess

With a little peace and some harmony
We'll take the world together
We'll take them by the hand

'Cause I've got a hand for you, oh
'Cause I wanna run with you

Yesterday, I saw you standing there
Your head was down, your eyes were red
No comb had touched your hair

I said, get up, and let me see you smile
We'll take a walk together
Walk the road awhile, 'cause

'Cause I've got a hand for you
I've got a hand for you
'Cause I wanna run with you
Won't you let me run with you, yeah

(Hold my hand)
Want you to hold my hand
(Hold my hand)
I'll take you to a place
Where you can be
(Hold my hand)
Anything you wanna be because
I wanna love you the best that
The best that I can

See I was wasted, and I was wasting time
'Til I thought about your problems
I thought about your crimes

Then I stood up, and then I screamed aloud
I don't wanna be part of your problems
Don't wanna be part of your crowd, no

'Cause I've got a hand for you
I've got a hand for you
'Cause I wanna run with you
Won't you let me run with you

(Hold my hand)
Want you to hold my hand
(Hold my hand)
I'll take you to the promised land
(Hold my hand)
Maybe we can't change the world but
I wanna love you the best that
The best that I can, yeah

Let me walk, oh won't you let me, let me
(Hold my hand)
Want you to hold my hand
(Hold my hand)
I'll take you to a place where you can be
(Hold my hand)
Anything you wanna be because

I oh no, no, no, no, no
(Hold my hand)
Want you to hold my hand
(Hold my hand)
I'll take you to the promised land
(Hold my hand)
Maybe we can't change the world but
I wanna love you the best that
The best that I can
Oh, best that I can


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"Hold My Hand" as written by Dean Felber Darius Rucker

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  • +1
    General Commenthootie gots some good tunes for when ur cruisin in ur car alone with the windows and top down, going 70 down a scenic route in the middle of nowhere. they rock! (just dont tell my friends i listen to them)
    frankmezon September 27, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't think this is at all a "Love" song in the romantic sense. I think its more like anti-racism peace around the world type thing. Especiallys since it starts wtih "With a little love, and some tenderness
    We'll walk upon the water
    We'll rise above this mess
    With a little peace, and some harmony
    We'll take the world together
    We'll take 'em by the hand
    'Cause I've got a hand for you
    'Cause I wanna run with you"

    Either way, H&TB deserve a lot more credit than they are usually given. They have managed to create a killer tune, awesome vocals, and undeniably great lyrics, no matter what they really mean :D :)
    shassounehon August 30, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is definitely paying homage to some songs.

    Little love and tenderness (Al Green)
    little peace and harmony (Elvis Costello)
    Hold your hand and I saw you standing there (The Beatles)
    run with you (Springsteen)
    jaytkendallon December 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think hootie and the blowfish don't get a lot of the credit they deserve. This is really a beautiful love song. He wants to help her through a rough point in her life; he just wants to love her. He doesn't even ask for her to love him back. He just says "Maybe we can't change the world, but I wanna love you the best that I can"
    catherinekson May 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe lyrics in this song are very sweet. I ve never even HEARD of Hootie & Blowfish before, but from these lyrics they seem good. I m gonna download some of their stuff, and see what it's like. This song reminded me a lot about this guy I like. We're technically going out, except neither one of us has asked yet. All I want is for him to love me, yet I do love him... so, I m not asking for love in return, still it d be nice if he did. LoL.. Anywho..the lyrics there REALLY touched me, infact I ma e-mail those words to that guy now. =] <3
    InMeFanon May 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAaah, randomness, LoL.. don tcha just LOVE it?? :D
    InMeFanon May 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe first cd kicked ass.
    punkass555on July 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthat dude has never heard of hootie? ok dude, if you were born before 95, you've heard of hootie. maybe you didn't know who they were, but yeah, you have. Cracked Rear View, their debut CD sold 16 Million copies in the FIRST year!
    gueveraliveson March 08, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHootie & the Blowfish ROCK!
    Jacqalineon May 24, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentman i agree with catherineks they never get enough credit thier songs rock, and the band members are really great guys, ive met darius rucker the lead singer, hes cousins are friends with my mom.
    StoneAngelon May 01, 2005   Link

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