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What is hiding
within soulless
sentences?
Tax bill for
the rich.


HAIKU POEM
ROSALIENE BACCHUS

God knows what is hiding in those weak and drunken  
hearts
I guess you kissed the girls and made them cry
Those hard-faced queens of misadventure
God knows what is hiding in those weak and sunken eyes
Fiery throngs of muted angels
Giving love but getting nothing back

People help the people
And if you are homesick, give me your hand and I'll hold it
People help the people
Nothing will drag you down
Oh and if I had a brain, Oh and if I had a brain
I'd be cold as a stone and rich as the fool
That turned all those good hearts away

God knows what is hiding in this world of little
consequence
Behind the tears, inside the lies
A thousand slowly dying sunsets
God knows what is hiding in those weak and drunken
hearts
I guess loneliness came knocking
No one needs to be alone, oh save me

People help the people
And if you are homesick, give me your hand and I'll hold it
People help the people
Nothing will drag you down
Oh and if I had a brain, Oh and if I had a brain
I'd be cold as a stone and rich as the fool
That turned all those good hearts away

People help the people
And if you are homesick, give me your hand and I'll hold it
People help the people
Nothing will drag you down
Oh and if I had a brain, Oh and if I had a brain
I'd be cold as a stone and rich as the fool
That turned all those good hearts away

People Help the People
Written by Simon Aldred
WHAT IS
HIDING?
BIRDY

The song "People Help the People" was written by Simon
Aldred, a British guitarist and singer-songwriter who
started the group Cherry Ghost in 2005. The second
single from the group's debut album, Thirst for Romance,
it was released as a single in June 2007, two weeks
before the album. The song earned Aldred the British Ivor
Novello Award for the Best Contemporary Song.

In October 2011, the British musician, singer-songwriter
Birdy released a cover version of the song, taking it to the
Top Charts in the UK and across Europe.


"I think the key to writing a good song is producing work
that makes you feel something. Live a life. Song writing
can't exist in isolation."
~ SIMON ALDRED DURING HIS GUEST APPEARANCE AT THE BRITISH &
IRISH MODERN MUSIC INSTITUTE (BIMM) MASTERCLASS FOR
SONGWRITERS.
PEOPLE HELP
THE PEOPLE
SUNG BY BIRDY
WRITTEN BY
SIMON ALDRED
BIRDY, the stage
name of Jasmine
Lucilla Elizabeth
Jennifer van den
Bogaerde, is a
musician, singer, and
songwriter born on 15
May 1996 in
Hampshire, UK.

Under her mother's
tutelage, a concert
pianist, Birdy started
learning the piano at
about age five or six.
At eight years, she
began writing her own
music.

In 2008, as a
twelve-year-old pupil,
Birdy won the Grand
Prize at the UK talent
contest,
Open Mic Uk,
performing her own
song, "So Be Free," for
an audience of 1,000
people.

By fourteen, she had
hit songs in the UK and
Europe.

AWARDS INCLUDE:
~
Best International
Rock/Pop Female
Artist,
Echo Music
Award
, Germany 2013
~ Best International
New Artist,
LOS40 Music
Award
, Spain 2014
SIMON ALDRED
SIMON ALDRED, born
in Bolton, Northwest
England, is a guitarist,
singer, and songwriter.
In 2005, he started
the group Cherry
Ghost.

Their debut album,
Thirst for Romance,
released in July 2007,
entered the UK Album
Charts at No. 7. Aldred
drew inspiration for the
songs from the ageing
working-class
community of Bolton.

In 2012, after five to
six years of
compromising his own
ideas among the other
band members, Aldred
opted to go solo.

Birdy's hit singing his
award-winning song,
"People Help the
People, helped him to
move into writing
songs for other artists.

Listen to Aldred's
original hit of "
People
Help the People."

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