"Save It for Later" as written by Andy Cox, Roger Charlery, Everett Morton, David Steele and David Wakeling....
Two dozen other dirty lovers
Must be a sucker for it
Cry Cry but I don't need my mother
Just hold my hand while I come
To a decision on this

Sooner or later your legs give way and hit the ground
Save it for later don't run away and let me down
Sooner or later ya hit the deck, you'll get found out
Save it for later don't run away run away and let me down
Don't run away run away and let me down
Don't run away run away

Black aarons seven sea's a rotten fruit
But what can you do?
I don't know how I meant to act with all you lot
Sometimes I don't try I just da da dadadadadadadada...

Sooner or later your legs give way and hit the ground
Save it for later don't run away and let me down
Sooner or later ya hit the deck, you'll get found out
Save it for later don't run away run away and let me down
Don't run away run away and let me down
Don't run away run away

Two dozen other stupid reasons
Why we should suffer for this
Don't bother trying to explain them
Just hold my hand while I come
To a decision on it

Sooner or later your legs give way and hit the ground
Save it for later don't run away and let me down
Sooner or later ya hit the deck, you'll get found out
Save it for later don't run away run away and let me down
Don't run away run away and let me down
Don't run away run away run away run away run away run away run away.

Save it for later
Save it for later
Save it for later
Save it for later
Save it for later

Save it for later
Save it for later
Save it for later
Save it for later
Save it for later
Save it for later


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"Save It for Later" as written by David Steele Andy Cox

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    General CommentIt's "Save It for Later," not "Sooner or Later."
    Eamonon January 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentnglish Beat singer/guitarist Dave Wakeling says of this song: "I wrote it when I was a teenager. I wrote it before The Beat (outside of the US, the group is known as The Beat) started. And it was about turning from a teenager to someone in their 20s, and realizing that the effortless promise for your teenage years was not necessarily going to show that life was so simple as you started to grow up. So it was about being lost, about not really knowing your role in the world, trying to find your place in the world. So, you couldn't find your own way in the world, and you'd have all sorts of people telling you this, that, and the other, and advising you, and it didn't actually seem like they knew any better. So it was like keep your advice to yourself. Save it - for later."

    Listeners often find salacious subtexts in songs when in fact, none exist. In this case, however, it does. Wakeling explains: "The actual hook line itself was just a dirty joke, I just thought it was hilarious that you could get in a song: 'save it – comma – for later – F-E-double L-A-T-O-R.' So I thought it'd be really neat to get that in a song and everybody would be singing it. I didn't know it was going to be a joke that lasted for 30 years." (Read Dave's full interview in the Songfacts Interviews. His website is davewakeling.com.)
    ohmson September 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOMG this song is so fantastic....they rock
    punk_and_ska_chickon March 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the best song in the world. End of story.
    Age5ixRaceron May 11, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is a cover song by English Beat. It was pretty big on Mtv in like 83 or something.
    geekon October 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThanks for fixing it.
    Eamonon January 11, 2008   Link
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    General Commentjust hold my hand while i come...

    i sang that to a girl who looked at me funny then i finished it off

    ...to a decsion! :P
    thenextpopeon October 05, 2008   Link

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