Help Yourself
Julian Lennon Lyrics


When we met we still had innocence
And we did things 'cause they made sense
Without trying hard I made it final
And we conceived our children on backseat vinyl
Though we didn't have a lot
(But) one was quickly bought
Then we buit upon this ground something we thought was sound
But in reality was silence
I can't tell you why it all breaks down
And please don't ask me why I'm no longer around
I only picked up your story knowing you were lying
Don't ask me for advice
You'll have to learn to help yourself
When I look back now I plainly see
The misery I'm sure you don't agree
And all the products of those peaceful years
The broken plates and glasses and the shouting hurt my ears
Sometimes I wish I was asleep
And you were just another sheep
And when we finally fell apart
You were left holding the cart
Though you thought I'd said I'd push it
I can't tell you why it all breaks down
And please don't ask me why I'm no longer around
I keep dropping those hints but they never touched the ground
I'm useless to you now
You'll have to learn yourself to help yourself
I had never planned on this being so complicated
You had never planned on us being so separated
The spiteful words will heal with time
Eventually they rhyme
You can forget but not forgive the fact that I still live
And never wanted you to give... in
I can't tell you why it all breaks down
And please don't ask me why I'm no longer around
You weren't satisfied I was only superhuman
Don't ask me for advice
You'll have to learn to help...
I can't tell you why it all breaks down
And please don't ask me why I'm no longer around
Well I could only stand sitting here so long
You don't need my help
You'll have to learn to help yourself

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management
Written by: JIMMY HOGARTH, FREDERICK JAMES, LARRY STOCK, AMY WINEHOUSE

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Shimmery Mermaid

I only heard about Tom Petty today ... and when I did, I felt like I had been kicked in the heart.
He's 'been there for me' more often then, sadly, he'll never know ... now
(well, at least not on this plane)
... so with a heavy heart, I started listening to music, (for some much needed 'soul balm' ... I've just discovered Julian Lennon's music and hadn't heard this song/seen this video yet
(I didn't grow up on MTV)
impulsively clicked on this link to another 'new2me' song
... thought it would be a long time before I ever smiled again, much less ... but at
1:11/3:42 I suddenly heard myself giggling ... that hair, combined with the parody ---
you're a funny guy, Julian! ...
(have spent the day deep-diving into your 'body of sound and visual' and I have to say ...
I like what you do and how you do it.)
#ThanxDocYoureASoulSoother



All comments from YouTube:

D. Johnson

George Harrison is playing lead guitar on this song, pretty cool.

Ciaran Flynn

Doesnt sounds like Harrison

darrenjray

Where is the evidence that George Harrison played on the album? The story later came out that Julian had asked George to contribute the solo to 'Saltwater', but he was unavailable. George then sent through a recording which is not on the record. I have seen no other reference on the internet or other sources that link George with this album. In fact, in Harrison By the Editors of Rolling Stone (2002), George's guest appearances are listed. There is no reference to ANY Julian Lennon recording.

rorro aguirre

¿Dónde? ¿En qué minuto?

Ross mathias

Beautiful tune by Harrison

nana bokhashvili

Love this song, Thank you, Julian! ♥

Julieanne Williams

Awesome song Julian

Stu Art

And Your Bird Can Sing meets Isolation, The chorus is nice, always loved his voice, like John's but at the same time unique.

Simon Foster

With George's lead guitar almost an acoustic version of some of the guitar work in "You Never Give Me Your Money".

Abigail Turner

This song makes me think of random acts of kindness in unfavorable circumstances. Great song Julian! ♡

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