It's over your head
And you don't seem to understand
One word I say
And you can't live your life
Trying to run away

You're fighting your friends
You're wearing everybody out
But it never ends
You're wearing me out

Come on
Reach out
And let somebody in your life

Don't get me wrong
You always apologize
It's just your way
Of making a scene
You need to be loved
It's not such a crime


Over your head
You just don't seem to understand
One word I say
And you can't live your life
You got so much love
It's burning inside


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"Reach Out" as written by David Colwell

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    General CommentIt is Iron Maiden, only Adrian Smith is singing (mainly). It was originally performed at a secret gig Adrian and Nicko did with some friends called "The Entire Population of Hackney", after the gig Steve Harris (Maiden bassist) heard the tape of this song and liked it. Maiden then recorded and you're right it is a bit fruity to be Maiden so it didn't make it to an album instead it's the B-side to Wasted Years. Yes I'm very sad lol.
    bassy jayon July 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSounds too fruity to be an Iron Maiden song, what album is it on?
    Haseque39on April 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMaiden didn't really record it, per se. Adrian Smith and Nicko McBrain were messing around in the studio and recorded it themselves. Nicko on drums, Adrian on guitars, bass, and vocals. Bruce came in afterwards and added backing vocals. It's written by Dave Colwell, who was in Adrian's solo project "A.S.A.P." I haven't heard a recording of it other than Maiden's though. As mentioned above, it was played during the secret gig of "The Entire Population of Hackney".
    Zughiaqon August 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis might be my favourite Maiden song. I really wish they had included it on Somewhere in Time. I love many Iron Maiden songs, but there is something about this unconventional AOR feel that makes it amazing. Lyrics and chorus are amazing. One of my favourite songs of all time.
    alexmustataon January 29, 2020   Link

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