"Save A Prayer" as written by Roger Andrew Taylor, John Taylor, Andy Taylor, Nick Rhodes and Simon Le Bon....
You saw me standing by the wall corner of a main street
And the lights are flashing on your window sill
All alone ain't much fun so you're looking for the thrill
And you know just what it takes and where to go.

Don't save a prayer for me now. Save it til the morning after
No don't say a prayer for me now. Save it til the morning after

Feel the breeze deep on the inside look down into the well
If you can you'll see the world in all his fire
Take a chance (like all dreamers can't find another way)
You don't have to dream it all, just live a day.

Don't say a prayer for me now. Save it til the morning after
No don't say a prayer for me now. Save it til the morning after
Save it til the morning after. Save it til the morning after

Pretty looking road I try to hold the rising floods that fill my skin
Don't ask me why I'll keep my promise I'll melt the ice
And you wanted to dance so I asked you to dance
But fear is in your soul
Some people call it a one night stand but we can call it paradise

Don't say a prayer for me now. Save it til the morning after
No don't say a prayer for me now. Save it til the morning after
Save it til the morning after
Save it til the morning after
Save it til the morning after
Save it til the morning after
Save a prayer til the morning after


Lyrics submitted by Novartza, edited by IamTheIam

"Save a Prayer" as written by Andy Taylor, Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Roger Taylor

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  • +3
    General CommentI absolutely love the melody of this song. It is so beautiful. What I love is the fact that despite being released over 20 odd years ago, the song still sounds fresh as does most of DD's songs. The somewhat tranquilizing melody combined with Simon's dreamy vocals make for a stunning song.

    My interpretation of the meaning is very simple - two lonely strangers meet up in presumably a foreign place (this I figured from the exotic location in the video) and hook up for one night with no intention to take it any further than that.

    'Don't say a prayer for me now, save it till the morning after.'
    What he (Simon) is telling the woman is not to worry about tomorrow and just savour the moment. Essentially, I think that pretty sums up the whole song - forgetting about everything and just living in the present moment.

    Still, an utterly beautiful song like only Duran Duran can do it.
    rush23on December 04, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commentthis is song is usually skipped over as far as duran duran goes, but i find it just as classic as their other material, perfectly danceable, and of course a 3 minute party.
    _maria_on April 08, 2004   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationI think lots of people are conjuring images of the "morning after" pill when listening to this song nowadays. However, that may be kind of close. I agree that it's sung from the perspective of a guy who's if not an actual gigolo, is pretty near to it. For whatever reason, this encounter is especially poetic to him. "Saving a prayer" until the morning after is basically the idea of setting consequences aside and worrying about them later, be they typical one-night stand complications or other issues. The band tends to play this song as a tribute when someone close to them passes away. While the melancholic melody works for that purpose, the lyrics don't.
    themis2121on April 07, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"The only story about this one is that I was obsessed by a song in the seventies when I was a little boy called If You Could Read My Mind. Does anyone know that song, by Gordon Lightfoot? You know, "bout a ghost from a wishing well" "if you could read my mind, love" and you know there's that bit [sings this part] "don't say a prayer for me now" [from Save A Prayer, not If You Could Read My Mind] well it kinda comes from [singing again, getting you to hear how close the melody is] "and you won't read that book again" It actually inspired two songs, two Duran Duran songs and this is one of them, this is Save A Prayer"
    -Simon on VH1 Storytellers: Duran Duran


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    laurelinwyntreon October 17, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about STDs.

    "All alone ain't much fun so you're looking for the thrill
    and you know just what it takes and where to go."
    going to get a hooker

    "And you wanted to dance so I asked you to dance
    but fear is in your soul
    Some people call it a one night stand but we can call it paradise"
    when he gets to the hooker he has second thoughts, and she is just telling him not to worry....
    Untouchable_888on July 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI really think this song is about AIDS. In which case, it does make sense in memorium, in certain cases. Think about when it was written...
    zamboon September 06, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my fave Duran Duran song too. 'Maria' says "...it is usually skipped over..." By WHOM?!? This is one of THE most emblematic tracks of DD ever.
    P.S. I'd never thought to find out exactly what the lryics are, until today! :D
    karkarinuson September 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIts about a girl who is alone and wants him, but is afraid of hurt and rejection. He is saying that it's not going to be as bad as she thinks, and to live with no regrets.
    captainron042on August 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCheck this out! This could be the meaning of this song.. It's about a middle aged woman, lonely and needy, driving her car, late at night, cruising and all, then she spotted a young male drifter. Their eyes meet, and they instantly understood. Eyes communicating.. But she's middle aged and a bit naive and this type of thing is new to her, so she's adamant and he can tell. She's about to move along and bottle her desire, her longing, her wishful thinking... just like a prayer... But he wants this desire between them consumated and wants her to delay her pathetic thoughts. In short all he wants to say is "Girl, whatever your thinking, just save it and let's get it on!!!" LOL
    But then again I'm just bullshitting you guys... bottomline, this song kicks ass!!!
    Jones_Jr1972on August 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song reminds me of a beach in my country, is the instrument of the fund (is a kind of shell that makes the same sound, and once I was on the beach, and a guy was playing the same tune, and that melody makes me crazy until I heard this song from Duran Duran and is now one of my favorite songs.

    PS: I live in El Salvador
    Marissa Brightsideon February 25, 2008   Link

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