When I walk in your shoes
I understand a man confused
There must have been but I don't care
I feel the way your soul does there

Darling they empathize
Looking through your bloodshot eyes
And I know you you're so frustrated
Above we all become what we once hated
Be slight nobody can be that wise

I can't help you if you won't help yourself
No I can't help you if you don't help yourself
You can only get so much from someone yeah
You can get so much from me
I can't help you if you won't help yourself

You've got the degree in philosophy
So you think you're cleverer than me
('Cause you so smart)
But I'm not just some drama queen

(Drama queen)
'Cause it's where you're at not where you've been
So what do you expect from me
(What do you want)

To hold your head above the sea
(Keep you high and dry)
And carry you even though you're bigger
'Cause don't you know you crush my tiny figure

And anyway we're still so young
(Yeah I'm so young)
And this isn't yet the day

I can't help you if you won't help yourself
No I can't help you if you don't help yourself
(You won't help yourself)
You can only get so much from someone yeah
I can't help you if you won't help yourself

You might be twenty-five but in my mind
I see you at sixteen years oh most of the time
And I'm, I'm just a child and you're full grown
And no I'm nothing like I've ever known yeah
You are like nothing that I ever knew

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Help Yourself Lyrics as written by Frederick James Jimmy Hogarth

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    General Commentlyrifirst vere is all wrong!

    'when i walk in your shoes, i understand a man confused.
    they're much too big, but I don't care, I feel the weight your shoulders bare.
    Darlin empathize, looking through your bloodshot eyes.
    And i know you, you so frustrated, of what we all become what we once hated.
    Besides, nobody can be that wise.

    second noot so bad
    'and carry oyu, even though your bigger.
    and dont you know, you crush my tiny figure.
    and anyway, were still so young, and this isnt yesterday.'

    last part
    you might be 25 but in my mind i see you at sixteen years old most the time.'

    My favorite song on frank, i believe its about a man who believes himself to be worth much more than his girlfriend because of his age and education, yet still expects her to take care of him and worship him and her repsonse is this cant be done unless he acts right.
    respectyourmotheron February 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can't believe no ones commented. this is my favorite song on the album!
    wannabeslutson November 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like the meaning. Same here my favorite song off of Frank.
    candy.cloudson February 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti just sent this song to this a-hole i know who wouldn't take my comments on how to make his portfolio better because he's got a degree on his shit and i don't-- but guess who still lives with mom & dad ??

    "it's where you're at, not where you've been"

    ;) :)
    martinkorbenon April 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI agree with respectyourmother, the explanation couldn't have been put better. I LOVE THIS SONG!!!!
    kjlady13on June 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy freaking favorite song :)omg i <3 it
    fuzzypie2000on June 24, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti love this song, probably my favorite amy winehouse song. such an uplifting, peaceful song.
    dlm5894on August 28, 2009   Link
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    Song MeaningGoodness! When I first heard this song on Pandora..I was thrilled!
    It reminded me completely, of the man I was and am in Love with!
    He had all the right intentions, and was an extraordinary man, but did not have the strength within to be the person he had the potential to be. And I foolishly played the role of the person that could somehow revive him, and bring his greatness to fruition! I bent over backwards trying to be his best friend and confidante! But in the end, no matter how hard I labored, I can't help this fool if HE cannot help himself!!

    The realest thing she ever wrote!
    We Love Amy for all she does!
    stephlovaon September 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIsn't it "but we all become what we once hated"???
    MnemosyneWellon January 31, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThe lyrics are all wrong up there.

    It sounds like this dude she's with is in a rut of some sort, but think he's got it figured out.

    For some reason I think alcohol abuse (so what do you you expect from me/to hold your head above the seat (toliet), and carry you, even though you bigger/but don't you know you crushed my tiny figure/)

    Dude's a drunk she has to take care of him- a shadow of the man he could have been.
    IZthe411on September 23, 2011   Link

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