"God Help Me" as written by and Emilie Autumn....
God help me
I don't see how I can live this way
And I don't know why he's touching me
Won't you shine in my direction and help me?
Won't you lend me your protection and help me?

God help me
Believe me, this wasn't what I wanted
But no, I can't leave, he's got me
Won't you shine in my direction and help me?
Won't you lend me your protection and help me?

Am I guilty or am I just waiting around
For the tide to come in so the truth can come out
And if I had a dollar for every time
I repented the sin and commit the same crime
I'd be sitting on top of the world today
I'd be sitting on top of the world today

God, God help me
Just maybe I'll learn to help myself
Speak to me, don't leave me, he's burning me
Won't you shine in my direction and help me?
Won't you lend me your protection and help me?

Places, everyone, this is a test
Throw you stones, do your damage, your worst
And your best, all the world is a judge
But that doesn't compare to what I do to myself
When you're not there
And if I had a dollar for every time
I repented the sin and commit the same crime
I'd be sitting on top of the world today
I'd be sitting on top of the world today

Don't make me choose, I've got too much to lose
Don't make me choose, I've got too much to lose
Don't make me choose, I've got too much to lose
Don't make me choose, I've got to much to fucking lose

For I am with you, and also with you
For I am with you, and also with you

God help me, God help me, God help me, God help me
God help me, God help me, God help me, God help me...

God help me, God help me, God help me, God help me
God help me, God help me, God help me, God help me...

God help me, God help me, God help me, God help me
God help me, God help me, God help me, God help me...

God help me, God help me, God help me, God help me
God help me, God help me, God help me, God help me...

God help me, God help me, God help me, God help me
God help me, God help me, God help me, God help me...

God help me, God help me, God help me, God help me
God help me, God help me, God help me, God help me...

God, God help me, God help me,
God help me, God help me
God help me, God help me



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"God Help Me" as written by Emilie Autumn

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  • +2
    General CommentNow that I read the comments up there it does seem a bit Lolita-esque, but when I first heard this song I thought it was more about domestic abuse (and possibly forced sex/rape?)
    'God help me
    I don't see how I can live this way
    And I don't know why he's touching me
    Won't you shine in my direction and help me?
    Won't you lend me your protection and help me?'
    She is calling out to God to save her from this man. Yet she still feels guilty and unclean because of what he's doing to her;
    'Am I guilty or am I just waiting around
    For the tide to come in so the truth can come out
    If I had a dollar for every time
    I repented the sin and commit the same crime
    I'd be sitting on top of the world today'

    If anyone's heard Flyleaf's Tina, that's about a woman who is abused so badly by her boyfriend she first abuses and then sets fire to herself; its POSSIBLE that this song is a nod in that direction, as 'That doesn't compare to what I do to myself when you're not there' to me seems to be hinting towards self harm.
    HowDoILookon January 02, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI agree with HowDoILook. from what ive read about her, she was raped when younger. this song reflects upon how anyone would feel when being raped [being unable to stop what is happening and feeling usless and vunreable].
    RomantiicDemiiseon February 06, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about her being torn between two men.
    "Don't make me choose,I've got to much to lose"
    "For I am with you,and also with you"

    Furthermore,
    "Am I guilty or am I just waiting around
    For the tide to come in so the truth can come out"
    She's feeling so guilty holding it all in, she sort of half hopes that everything will be revieled on its own.

    The "what I do to myself when your not there" part is her only expressing the guilt she is going through when she is left alone with her own thoughts.

    Also, the "if I had a dollar for everytime" parts is her expressing this isn't the first time she's put herself in this predicment.
    RedMothon July 14, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is about abuse physical and sexual abuse! "And i dont know why he's touching me" this line could be about rape!
    I also think it could be to do with being stuck on the side of the devil but wants god to help her because she doesnt want to be there anymore.
    it also has a slight lolita theme to it
    azlea666on December 23, 2008   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationTo me, it's her asking God why he isn't helping her when she's in a really bad situation, so it leads her to believe he doesn't care, which is usually the case. She's being mocking and sarcastic and I love it. This is how I felt every time I was in a bad situation, whether it be life or death or not.
    shelizabethyon February 13, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI decided to interpret this as Ophelia speaking since it is from the Opheliac album.

    I think the first part has to do with how she was fallen in love with Hamlet even though she has been warned by her father and her brother not to



    God, God help me
    Just maybe I'll learn to help myself

    I think this part has to do with how she has always been dependent on men to tell her what to do--which has kept her from being true to herself (the main theme of Hamlet)

    Places, everyone, this is a test
    Throw your stones, do your damage, your worst
    And your best, all the world is a judge
    But that doesn't compare to what I do to myself

    This part probably has to do with how everyone is always telling Ophelia what to do and how she must remain pure, but what Ophelia does is worse because she not only carries out what they tell her to do but suppresses her own feelings to do so--which leads to her madness

    Don't make me choose, I've got too much to lose
    For I am with you, and also with You

    Ophelia then has to choose between faithful to her father or to Hamlet

    God help me

    Ophelia is shown to be religious when she tries to make herself feel better about her father's end by saying that "he made a good end" which means that he was with god at his last minutes. Therefore, it makes sense that she is asking for help from god. However, by now she has suffered a lot and is likely contemplating suicide and is asking for help; however, as she was always dependent upon others, when the branch accidentally break, she was happy that the decision was made for her to die. Just as Laertes can be seen as Hamlet's foil for being quick to decide to fight after his father's death, Opelia can be seen as the other foil for deciding (or having another make the decision for her till the end) to die.

    This falling into the river can be portrayed by the strings at the end of the song.
    Katloveron November 25, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always thought this song was about Lolita, from her perspective. It seems like she's not quite sure if she wants to stay with HUmbert Humbert or the other guy (can't remember his name)
    Sparkle_motionon December 20, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMe too. The first verse makes me think child abuse in general but then the rest indicates Lolita's situation.
    Haibaneon April 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt also reminds me of Lolita alittle, but to me there is also another meaning in it. Maybe her or someone else is having a difficult time believeing in God because the troubles she's going through.
    Shaded Worldon October 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is about abuse, a woman being beaten, but not wanting to leave "Don't make me choose, I've got too much to lose"
    Thesayaon October 05, 2007   Link

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