Help  lyrics + sound     (open every item in a small new window)

      

  1. Read the lyrics.
  2. Listen to the song, while reading the lyrics again.
  3. Read the lyrics aloud, alone or in pairs.
  4. Speaking: Look at the lyrics. Ask and / or answer the following questions.  

                      Work alone or with a partner. Don’t write anything down.                           

  1. Listen to the song again and fill in the Gaps exercise.

Questions         

  1. Who do you need?
  2. Anybody?
  3. Did you need anybody's help when you were young?
  4. What happened to these days?
  5. Are you self-assured?
  6. What changed?
  7. What have you opened?
  8. How are you feeling?
  9. What do you appreciate?

10. What would you like to get on the ground?

11. What happened to your life?

12. What happened to your independence?

13. How do you feel every now and then?

14. What do you know now?

 

Gaps    Lyricstraining: Help

 

Songfacts      Karaoke     Best Beatles songs nr 15     AlbertBraam.webs.com

 

Find the answers to the questions in Wikipedia    

  1. In which three forms did the title ‘help’ appear?
  2. What did John Lennon say about ‘help’ in 1980?
  3. How did Ian MacDonald describe the song?
  4. How did Stanley Parkes remember the writing of the song?                                          

Help, I need somebody
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 I've changed my mind and opened up the doors

Help me if you can, I'm feeling down
And I do appreciate you being round
Help me get my feet back on the ground
Won't you please, please help me

 

And now my life has changed in oh so many ways

My independence seems to vanish in the haze
But every now and then I feel so insecure
I know that I just need you like I've never done before

Help me if you can, I'm feeling down
And I do appreciate you being round
Help me get my feet back on the ground
Won't you please, please help me

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 I've changed my mind and opened up the doors

Help me if you can, I'm feeling down
And I do appreciate you being round
Help me get my feet back on the ground
Won't you please, please help me, help me, help me, oh