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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Quote of the Week 117 - Help Me to Help Myself

Well, I tried so hard to stay alive

But the angel of destruction keeps on

Houndin’ me all around

But I know in my heart

That we never really parted

Oh no

They say the Lord helps those

Who help themselves

So I’m asking this question

In the hope that you’ll be kind

Cause I know deep inside

I was never satisfied

On no

Oh help me

Oh help me now

Please help me Lord

Help me to help myself

John Lennon

[I recently purchased John’s last recorded album, Double Fantasy. As is the practice with most CD reissues, it had a couple of bonus tracks not on the original album. These are the lyrics from one of the bonus tracks that was a rough home recording made by John alone accompanying himself on piano. The lyrics as clearly enunciated on the track and reproduced above are hauntingly prescient. There is a change in the lyrics as printed in the libretto accompanying the CD, which takes the edge off. The phrase “stay alive” in the first line is changed to “settle down”. Apparently the producers, or perhaps Yoko, couldn’t move themselves to list these words in the libretto.]

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