Help Me

04:37
Andy Livingston
2017
Andy Livingston

Story

I was probably 17 or 18 years old. I had just started writing songs, and I heard a faint melody amid conversations that were happening in my parents’ family room. I went up to the piano and played through it, and wrote it down so I wouldn’t forget. Hearing me play the same three note figure repeatedly, one of the guests who happened to be over came up to me and asked if I was just checking to see if I remembered how to play. Those three notes turned into “Help Me.” And I needed it then. It’s strange now, looking back; I wonder how I managed to keep my head above water in that ocean of expectation. I suppose that makes this song the first lyrical song I’ve ever written. He’s been hanging around for years, and I’m glad that I’ve waited until now to put him to tape. 

Lyrics

Help me

I’m slipping

I cannot see

But I can see I’m falling

All over the ground and

I’m stranded again

 

I know you’re out there somewhere

You’re out there floating somewhere

If you come back to me I’ll

Give you everything I have to give

It isn’t much, but still

Come back down

 

Help me

It’s shifting

From under me and

Over me

My horizon is waning

Her bet’s on babe shock therapy

 

I know you’re out there somewhere…

 

Don’t leave me stranded here on this island

of broken dolls and then I cried,

“No man’s an island”

If you affect me, I likewise affect you

So please come back down

 

I know you’re out there somewhere

You’re out there floating somewhere

If you come back to me I’ll

Take you back into my arms again

They aren’t that strong, no, but still

Come back down

to my arms

you’ll be safe

Take Me With You

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