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Martha Reeves & The Vandellas Lyrics


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Think of your fellow man, lend him a helping hand
Put a little love in your heart
You see, it's getting late, oh, please don't hesitate
Put a little love in your heart

And the world (the world) will be a better place
And the world (the world) will be a better place
For you (for you) and me (and me)
You just wait (just wait) and see

Another day goes by, still all the children cry
Put a little love in your heart
Oh, if you want the world to know, we won't let hatred grow
Just put a little love in your heart

And the world (the world) will be a better place
And the world (the world) will be a better place
For you (for you) and me (and me)
You just wait (just wait) and see

Take a good look around and if you're lookin' down
Just put a little love in your heart (come put it in your heart)
I hope when you decide kindness will be your guide
Put a little love in your heart
And the world (the world) will be a better place
Yes, the world (the world) will be a better place
For you (for you) and me (and me)
Why don't you just wait (just wait) just wait and see, come on now
(Put a little love in your heart)
It won't hurt, no no
(Put a little love in your heart)
Ain't no harm now
(Put a little love in your heart)
Say something nice to your neighbor this morning
(Put a little love in your heart)
Tell your children you love them this morning, come one




(Put a little love in your heart)
Put a little love in your heart, oh yeah

Overall Meaning

"A Love Like Yours" by Martha Reeves & The Vandellas is a song that encourages listeners to be more loving and kind towards one another. The song suggests that if people were to put a little love in their hearts and extend a helping hand to others, the world would be a better place. The lyrics speak to the idea that there is still a lot of work to be done in terms of creating peace and love in the world, but by doing small acts of kindness, each individual can contribute to a brighter future.


The lyrics suggest that the state of the world can feel overwhelming and depressing, but focusing on the small acts of kindness is a way to make a difference. The song encourages listeners to take a good look around themselves and recognize that they have the power to create change. It suggests that the smallest actions can make a big impact and reminds us that it's never too late to start making a difference.


Overall, "A Love Like Yours" is a timeless love song that promotes positivity, kindness, and love towards others. The message remains relevant today as our world continues to grapple with issues related to hatred and divisiveness.


Line by Line Meaning

Think of your fellow man, lend him a helping hand
Consider and care for others, and offer them assistance when they need it


Put a little love in your heart
Show kindness and compassion towards others, with sincerity and warmth


You see, it's getting late, oh, please don't hesitate
Time is running out, so act quickly and without delay


And the world (the world) will be a better place
If everyone shows love and compassion, the world will become a better, more peaceful and harmonious place


For you (for you) and me (and me)
This positive change will affect everyone, including ourselves


You just wait (just wait) and see
Have patience and faith, as the positive impact of love will become clear over time


Another day goes by, still all the children cry
Despite the passing of time, there is still much pain and sadness in the world


Oh, if you want the world to know, we won't let hatred grow
If we truly desire a world filled with love, then we must reject and fight against hate in all its forms


Take a good look around and if you're lookin' down
Observe the world and the people in it with a mindful and empathic perspective, even if you feel low or disheartened


I hope when you decide kindness will be your guide
It is hoped that one's decision to prioritize and prioritize kindness and love in their interactions will guide their actions and behavior


Yes, the world (the world) will be a better place
A world filled with love and kindness will be better, happier and more harmonious


Why don't you just wait (just wait) just wait and see, come on now
Be patient and wait for the positive effects of love to become evident, without losing hope or giving up


(Put a little love in your heart)
Emphasizes the importance and simplicity of adding kindness and love into our daily lives


It won't hurt, no no
There is nothing negative or harmful about spreading love and compassion


Ain't no harm now
Similar to above, there is no harm in spreading positivity and compassion to others


Say something nice to your neighbor this morning
Encourages us to take small but meaningful actions in our daily lives, such as speaking kindly to those around us


Tell your children you love them this morning, come one
Emphasizes the importance of expressing love and affection towards those closest to us


Put a little love in your heart, oh yeah
Reiterates and reinforces the song's central message of spreading kindness and love to make the world a better place




Lyrics Β© Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Jackie DeShannon, Jimmy Holiday, Randy Myers

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@elizabethreyes9991

When i hear this song reminds me of my Daddy, before he passed away with cancer he wanted too make sure we played this song for his serviceπŸ˜₯. He told me when it's my time he'll be at the gate with open arm's waiting for me😭. I Miss Him So Much, he was the best Daddy ever😍

@enorm4changes

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@debrene1233

Beautiful memories of your Papa πŸ™πŸΌ
11-24-22

@bomberjohnson69

Beautiful song. Pray we get back the people we love

@adrianharies9849

I miss my Ole man he passed in 2001

@imbees2

Wow, Elizabeth. Powerful words for you father!

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@polows

I'm 76 years old and this song just brings tears running down my face. This puts Martha Reeves in a whole other category.

@edwardsosa1588

I'm 73 and I'm with you miss 76. I wore out that 45... We have to love our old songs to survive this life. Ed.

@stonehand49

Yep❀

@user-pm4ef8yu7w

Imagine young girls, in love today…..that don’t have songs like this, on their playlist. 😘

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