Lyrics to
Help

Released by The Carpenters in 1970
From the Album: Close To You |

This version of Help was released by The Carpenters in 1970.

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Help, I need somebody,
help, not just anybody,
help, you know I need someone, help.

When I was younger, so much younger than today,
I never needed anybody’s help in any way.
But now these days are gone, I’m not so self assured,
Now I find I’ve changed my mind and opened up the doors.

Help me if you can, I’m feeling down
and I do appreciate you being round.
Help me, get my feet back on the ground,
won’t you please, please help me.

And now my life has changed in oh so many ways,
My independence seems to vanish in the haze.
But every now and then I feel so insecure,
I know that I just need you like I’ve never done before.

Help me if you can, I’m feeling down
and I do appreciate you being round.
Help me, get my feet back on the ground,
won’t you please, please help me.

When I was younger, so much younger than today,
I never needed anybody’s help in any way.
But now these daya are gone, I’m not so self assured,

Now I find I’ve changed my mind and opened up the doors.

Help me if you can, I’m feeling down
and I do appreciate you being round.
Help me, get my feet back on the ground,
won’t you please, please help me, help me, help me, oh.


The Carpenters has released many songs over the years besides Help. The Carpenters released songs from 1969 to 1989 spanning across albums like Ticket To Ride, Close To You, Carpenters, A Song For You, Now And Then, Horizon, A Kind Of Hush, Passage, Christmas Portrait, Made In America, Voice Of The Heart, An Old-Fashioned Christmas, and Lovelines. Decade Lyrics has over lyrics & songs by The Carpenters.

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The lyrics to Help are the words, verses and chorus for the song released by The Carpenters in 1970. Elements of the lyrics to Help are both direct in meaning and also metaphorical with the real meanings of the song only known by The Carpenters and any collaborating writers working on the lyrics for Help back when it was created.

Some people have an interest in the etymology behind words and phrases. You can take apart the lyrics to Help by The Carpenters in a number of ways. The word "lyric" itself derives from the Latin word lyricus, with the actual English word lyrics applied to the definition "words set to music" listed in Stainer and Barrett's 1876 Dictionary of Musical Terms. Continuing the chain, the Latin word lyricus derives from the Greek word λυρικός or lyrikós. This somewhat means "poetry accompanied by the lyre" or "words set to music." You can easily see that by looking at the background of the word lyric, that the "lyrics to Help" means the words set to the music of Help, or poetry accompanied by the lyre played by The Carpenters. The singular form "lyric" is still used to mean the complete words to a song. However, the singular form lyric is also commonly used to refer to a specific line (or phrase) within a song's lyrics. Hence, by this analysis of word structure, you could say that the lyric to Help and the lyrics to Help are both one and the same thing. None of this talk about the word Lyrics is really relevant to fans of The Carpenters who came here looking just for the lyrics to Help, but we feel it is still fun to learn what's behind commonly used words and lyrics in songs.

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