"People Help the People (Cherry Ghost cover)" as written by and Simon Aldred....
God knows what is hiding in those weak and drunken hearts
I guess you kissed the girls and made them cry
Those Hardfaced Queens of misadventure
God knows what is hiding in those weak and sunken eyes
A Fiery throng of muted angels
Giving love but getting nothing back

People help the people
And if your homesick, give me your hand and I'll hold it
People help the people
And nothing will drag you down
Oh and if I had a brain, Oh and if I had a brain
I'd be cold as a stone and rich as the fool
That turned all those good hearts away

God knows what is hiding in this world of little consequence
Behind the tears, inside the lies
A thousand slowly dying sunsets
God knows what is hiding in those weak and drunken hearts
I guess the loneliness came knocking
No one needs to be alone, oh save me

People help the people
And if your homesick, give me your hand and I'll hold it
People help the people
Nothing will drag you down
Oh and if I had a brain, Oh and if I had a brain
I'd be cold as a stone and rich as the fool
That turned, all those good hearts away

People help the people
And if your homesick, give me your hand and I'll hold it
People help the people
Nothing will drag you down
Oh and if I had a brain, Oh and if I had a brain
I'd be cold as a stone and rich as the fool
That turned all those good hearts away


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"People Help the People" as written by Simon Aldred

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  • +6
    Song MeaningThe song is about how people are becoming greedy and spoiled and thinking with their heads rather than their hearts. But how a person with a kind heart is willing to give something but not expect anything in return.
    About how not every one is cold hearted, but some people are, and they are hurting others.
    GalaxyLilyon September 12, 2012   Link
  • +4
    My OpinionBirdy's rendition is simply gorgeous, she's such a talented girl with a bright future ahead of her.
    Pipskateon September 28, 2013   Link
  • +2
    General CommentJust lovely
    SonnyKampon April 25, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis girl is so young and talented. Is this song wriiten by her or Cherry Ghost?
    lioness1on September 03, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Song Meaning"God knows what is hiding in those weak and drunken hearts" is a slight deviation from a line by Fyodor Dostoevsky in his epic philosophical novel "The Idiot". The line was originally, "God only knows what is hidden in those weak and drunken hearts." It is a line by one of the characters (Rogozhyn) when he is describing a scene that he witnessed. So, I guess Birdy borrowed from Cherry Ghost and someone from Cherry Ghost must read Dostoevsky. It is not, by any means, a well-known or often used line from the book.
    groundhogdayon February 21, 2014   Link
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    General CommentGod knows what is hiding in those weak and drunken hearts
    I guess the loneliness came knocking
    No one needs to be alone
    in2sighton May 31, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI guess the loneliness came knocking
    No one needs to be alone, oh save me

    This song is so much about me, I love this version
    Cloudydayon August 13, 2012   Link

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