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Help Yourself

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We have ourselves to rely on to make things what they are and better for all surrounding us. It is not always easy but it can be something we are reminded of in a song that speaks to our heart, whether that comes from the strings of a ukelele or from the sound of the ocean or wind in the ohias. It’s always there for us to hear it and feel it.

Help Yourself
– by David Elias

Morning comes before the sun
I hear that song
I better help myself
I better help myself

Reflections smile
Behind the miles
I hear that song
I better help myself
I better help myself

Lord you know it comes and goes
I feel that song
I better help myself
I better help myself

Ain’t no one knows the lonely lows
When you hear that song
You better help yourself
You better help yourself
Help yourself
You better help yourself

released July 17, 2016
“Help Yourself” written and performed by David Elias
© 2016 David Elias, all rights reserved

David Elias: ukelele, vocal
Recorded at beach park in Hilo, Hawaii


one wind

when first i sought to overcome
the steps i thought i had become
i looked for signs in wooded pines
i looked for sails where none prevailed
i searched the trail where dawn had shown
and paths the stars forever known
igniting rocks and tunnels deep
crisscross trails up mountain steep
and even under water bridge
where time forgets and silence begs
but nowhere showed the faintest sign
of what i’d guessed already mine
until i sat beside a tree
and arched my back into its knees
and settled firmly in one place
my search then over, my disgrace
and as i hung my head and mourned
the loss of understanding torn
from where it seemed to once belong
i heard a note a single song
and listening with my both eyes closed
red images as daylight froze
i pushed myself into the wind
and heard my witness softly bend
and undulate well past my mind
bore me away
the sound of