People Help the People – Birdy – Piano Notes | Keyboard

Piano Notes for People Help the People – Birdy – CDE FGAB

Key Information for the Song People Help the People by Birdy

Scale: Db Major Scale (five black keys)
Key Signature: Five flats (Bb, Eb, Ab, Db, Gb)
Db Major Scale Notes: Db, Eb, F, Gb, Ab, Bb, C
Tempo: 97 bpm
Time Signature: 4/4
Difficulty Level: Beginner, Intermediate

This post will provide the letter notes for the melody of People Help the People by Birdy. The song is in Db Major Scale with a tempo of 97 BPM and a 4/4 time signature. These notes are intended for piano and are suitable for players with some experience as well as for beginners.

Tips to Play the Piano Notes for People Help the People

Fast Notes – Brackets

Some letter notes for the song People Help the People are given in brackets like (notes); they are meant to be played quickly or fast, similar to 16th, 32nd, or sometimes 8th notes in sheet music.

Play these notes continuously and connectedly, following the “People Help the People” song’s rhythm and lyrics.

The next regular note is written immediately after the closing bracket.

Sustained Notes – Wavy Lines

The wavy line symbol ~ (tilde) following a note indicates sustained notes.

  • One tilde signifies a quarter-note duration on the piano sheet.
  • Two tildes denote a half-note duration.
  • Three tildes signify a whole note duration.

Therefore, press and hold the note for the appropriate duration based on the number of tildes while playing the piano notes for the People Help the People song.

Part 1 (Intro Music)

Db Gb Ab Gb Db Db*~~
Bb F Bb C* Bb F Db*~~~ C*~

Db Gb Ab Gb Db Bb~~
Bb F Bb C* Bb F C#*~

Part 2 (Verse 1)

God knows what is hiding in those weak and drunken hearts
Guess he kissed the girls and made them cry
Those hard-faced Queens of misadventure

Db~  *Bb     Db~ (*Bb)  Db *Bb
God knows what is       hiding

Db   Db     F~     (Db)   Eb Db  F~~
in    those weak and    drunken hearts

Db       (F) Eb~    (C)  Eb~  (C)  Eb      C     Eb
Guess he  kissed the  girls  and  made them cry

C        Db *Bb      Db~       (*Bb Db) *Bb Db *Bb
Those hard-faced Queens  of misadventure

Part 3 (Verse 1)

God knows what is hiding in those weak and sunken lies
Fiery throngs of muted angels
Giving love but gettin’ nothin’ back, ooh

Db~  *Bb     Db~ (*Bb)  Db *Bb
God  knows what is      hiding

Db   Db     F~     (Db)  Eb Db   F~~
in    those weak  and   sunken  lies

Db (F) Eb~    (C) Eb C  Eb C~
Fiery throngs  of muted  angels

(C) Eb Db~  (*Bb) Db *Bb  Db *Bb  Db     Db~~
Giving love    but gettin’     nothin’    back,  ooh

Part 4 (Chorus)

People help the people
And if you’re homesick, give me your hand and I’ll hold it
People help the people
And nothing will drag you down

Ab~~ Bb~ (Eb) Db~
Peo~~      _ple

*Bb  (Db)  Ab~~ Bb~ (Eb) Db~
help  the   peo~~      _ple

(Db *Bb) F     Eb~ C~
And if you’re homesick,

(Db Eb Db)     Eb   (Db) Eb  Db~  *Bb~~
give me your hand  and   I’ll   hold  it


(Ab Gb Db) Gb (Db Gb Ab)

Ab~~ Bb~ (Eb) Db~
Peo~~      _ple

*Bb  (Db)  Ab~~ Bb~ (Eb) Db~
help  the   peo~~      _ple

(Db *Bb) Db Eb~ Ab~ Eb~
And nothing will drag you down

Part 5 (Chorus)

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

F    Ab Bb~ (Ab) F~   (Eb) Db~~
Oh, and if      I    had  a brain

F    Ab Bb~ (Ab) F~   (Eb) Db~~
Oh, and if      I    had  a brain

(F Ab) Bb~ (Bb Ab) Ab (Db) F F  (Eb) Eb (Db) Eb Db
Eb F Eb~ Db~~ (*Bb Db) *Bb~

I’d be cold as a stone and rich as the fool
That turned all those good hearts away

Part 6 (Verse 2)

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
Guess the loneliness came knocking
No one needs to be alone or singin’

People Help the People

Birdy’s “People Help the People” is a song with a message of empathy, compassion, encouragement, and social responsibility. It encourages individuals to offer support and understanding to others in need.

Its lyrics paint a picture of individuals struggling with loneliness, hurt, and emotional turmoil.

The core theme revolves around the call to action expressed in the title: people coming together to offer support and lift each other up.

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