"Help Yourself" as written by and Tim/maguire Holmes....
You can't change without someone's shadow
Cause then it's gone when you still shine
You can't change to solve somebody's name
Don't blink until you're made

When all you're still, you broke all in Hell
And you don't need what you could steal
I'm feeling like something I don't know that's wrong
And I know the sad in my heart

Help yourself out
Help yourself with what you need, yeah
Help yourself out
Help yourself with what you need, yeah
Help yourself out
Help yourself with what you need, yeah
Help yourself out
Help yourself when you don't need it
Help yourself

Help yourself out
Help yourself with what you need, yeah
Help yourself out
Help yourself with what you need, yeah
Help yourself out
Help yourself with what you need, yeah
Help yourself out
Help yourself when you don't need it
Help yourself


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"Help Yourself" as written by Richard Maguire Tim Holmes

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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    My InterpretationJust a crack at the lyrics:

    You can't change without sorrow's shadow / Any time you change, someone is going to miss the old you
    'cause then it's gone and you still shine / But once sorrow's shadow passes, you shine in the sun
    You can't change to solve somebody's name / You cannot become someone else just to give someone an identity
    Don't blink until you're made / Don't think twice until you've become who you want to be

    There must have been some tension when Hope decided to work on her own material sans Mazzy Star. She couldn't surpress her creativity for the sake of the band. She had to follow her muse in spite of the sorrow and allow herself to shine independently from Mazzy Star.

    The Mazzy Star bit is a stretch, but you can insert any subject into that. It's the best I can come up with.
    40zebrason July 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentNot sure if these lyrics are acurate but they are defo hard to come by and the first place i have found them on net is here.

    Anyway, i think this is one of the greatest songs musicaly and almost lyricaly i have ever heard its such a jsutfication to life "help yourself" its so simple yet the only way.
    dannypolicarpoon March 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt´s the best song ever, musicaly and lyricaly, no question about it. Exactly what the lyrics are about is hard to say, but as it says, help yourself.
    Everytime i turn this on on my iPod when im out walking/skating or just laying in the bed everything turns magic and i start to think of what i really want to do with my life before its to late, i help myself, peace.
    YoMoFloon October 19, 2008   Link

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