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

Hau’oli Makahiki Hou


For the new year, from East Hawaii, a 20-minute journey into relaxing natural spaces with meditative acoustics…this planet is truly a beautiful place to visit… Aloha!

All photos, video production and music by David Elias –
“Half an Hour Away” – from “The Window” SACD / DSD Download / CD
“Seventheme” – unreleased
“Transcendental Deprivation, Part III” – “Acoustic Trio: DSD Sessions” DSD/FLAC Download
“Help Yourself” – unreleased
“High Desert Roll” – “Half an Hour Away” CD / Download

David Elias, Matt Flinner, Sally Van Meter, Ross Martin, Eric Thorin, Charlie Natzke, Chris Kee

Help Yourself – Meditation in Hawaii

Created with photos from East Hawaii on the Big Island. Music recorded in East Hawaii with ukelele and vocal. This is my meditation on a land of beauty and contrasts. It is new but it appears ancient. It is colorful and it is stark. Hawaii boasts 11 of the 13 climate zones in the world, each with unique ecosystems and weather characteristics. Aloha!