Beatles: Help! Meaning
Song Released: 1965
Help, not just anybody,
Help, you know I need someone, help.
When I was younger, so much younger than today,
I never needed anybody’s help in any way.
But now these days are gone, I’m not so self assured,
Now I find...
anonymous Mar 8th 2012, 16:28 report
if you guys were true beatle fans you would know that the song is about acid
anonymous Feb 10th 2012, 11:55 report
watch the beatles anthology, 8 hours of beatles on dvd, Lennon, McCartney and Harrison explain the meanings of a lot of songs. No arguements/no excuses, in their own words. For the record, according to John Lennon in an interview, he said he wrote 'Help', when he was feeling depressed in his 'fat Elvis' stage.
anonymous Jul 29th 2011, 20:19 report
when we are young we want to be left alone,we dont want parents,adults,teachers,to tell how we should live our life.....(when i was younger then today,i never needed anybodys help in any way)WE KNOW HOW WE NEED NO HELP WHEN WE ARE TEENAGERS,WE KNOW IT ALL!! but as we age as in our older life we see we were wrong and really did need help.........we dont want to be alone when we are old......we appreciate all being around,we appreciate the company of others!when we are young we never needed anybodys help in any way!!WHO NEEDS ADULTS TELLING US KIDS HOW TO LIVE;the sad feeling of being DOWN,sounds like an old lonely person seeking company!!AS WE AGE OUR ATTITUDE ABOUT OTHERS AND ATTITUDE ABOUT OURSELVES CHANGE!we want company as older people,not left lonely and no one around!!
anonymous Jun 25th 2011, 18:20 report
(Help i need somebody)(help not just anybody)(help you know i need someone help) he wants somebody to love him and he'll love them back
anonymous May 24th 2010, 14:08 report
I think that this song describes someone going through a mid-life crisis, probably a man, because of the phrasing. He talk about how he feels and the comparisons between his younger day and how he now feel more defensely as he gradually gets older! I hope this heled!
anonymous Apr 6th 2010, 23:31 report
After become involved in the music business the Beatles became part of the hippy movement against the establishment "The Machine" as some call it. John Lennon before dying under mysterious circumstances said:
“Our society is run by insane people for insane objectives. I think we're being run by maniacs for maniacal ends and I think I'm liable to be put away as insane for expressing that. That's what's insane about it.” - John Lennon
He was anti-establishment because he thought that people in the world were planning a terrifying future. The Beatles wrote the song "Help" because of the distraught feeling about what is really going on in the world. You feel helpless and lose touch with reality when confronted with the facts and one can only sing to get the pain out.
anonymous Sep 15th 2009, 13:38 report
"the song's lyrics stemmed from what john later termed as his 'fat elvis' period, in which he was putting on weight and realising he was actually happier in his penniless menlove avenue [his childhood home] days than he was as a wealthy and well-loved celebrity. and those menlove avenue days had been hardly bliss, spent desperately hiding the pain of the loss of his mother and his uncle george behind his tough guy facade. in "help!" he was saying that he had been wrong not to show that he needed other people's emotional sustenance."
anonymous Dec 10th 2008, 22:23 report
umm, so all these answer's are very true...
but i just read the john Lennon wrote it because he was going through is fat Elvis stage hahaha soo..
anonymous Feb 21st 2008, 14:47 report
I think breakascene is right. The lyrics say, "When I was younger... I never needed anybody's help in any way" that makes sense to John being rebellious when he was young and not being able to be independent anymore.
anonymous Jan 7th 2008, 23:28 report
Guys, they wrote this song for the movie HELP! They called the movie Help! and they needed a song to go with it so they wrote that one after coming up with the title for the movie. I watched the documentary.
anonymous Mar 10th 2007, 13:02 report
So much bad information on this site. This song has nothing to do with the Vietnam War or drug use.
This song came out at the height of "Beatlemania" and yes, John is crying for Help. Specifically he is crying out to his wife which by this time he had become increasingly estranged. He's calling out to her to help keep him grounded during this period of insanity in his life.
anonymous Jan 24th 2007, 17:09 report
I agree that it was John calling out for Help during beatle-mania. The lyrics do say "When I was younger... I never needed anybodies help in anyway... And now my life has changed in oh so many ways... but every now and then I feel so insecure.." Which doesn't really agree with the idea of this was about John when he was younger. Hes just saying that he didn't need the help when he was younger, but now that he life has changed, it's different. With the pressures of fans and publicities I'm sure it was difficult to feel you were independent when you always had someone following you around.
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