The Beatles had “Help,” Little River Band did “Help Is On The Way,” Joni Mitchell’ sang “Help Me” and now, Matchbox 20 lead singer Rob Thomas’ Cri De Coeur, an emotional, jagged, intense and soulful “Can’t Help Me Now,” about his struggle to keep a frayed relationship from coming apart.
I stumble in the dark, tripping on a heart
It’s gonna leave a mark, maybe we can stay and wait it out
You’re the one that talks me down
And even you can’t help me now
“Can’t Help Me Now” is gaining momentum on the Adult Top 40 listings of most played songs; “The more things change the more they stay the same:” exactly 53 years ago, September, 1966, Eric Burdon and The Animals had a hit with “Help Me Girl” — their very own crier de coeur.