"Save Me" as written by and Brian Harold May....
It started off so well
They said we made a perfect pair
I clothed myself in your glory and your love
How I loved you
How I cried
The years of care and loyalty
Were nothing but a sham it seems
The years belie we lived the lie
"I love you 'til I die"

Save me, save me, save me
I can't face this life alone
Save me, save me, save me
I'm naked and I'm far from home

The slate will soon be clean
I'll erase the memories
To start again with somebody new
Was it all wasted
All that love?
I hang my head and I advertise
A soul for sale or rent
I have no heart, I'm cold inside
I have no real intent

Save me, save me, save me
I can't face this life alone
Save me, save me
Oh I'm naked and I'm far from home

Each night I cry and still believe the lie
I love you 'til I die

(Save me, save me, save me)
Yea, yeah
Save me yeah save me oh save me
Don't let me face my life alone
Save me, save me
Oh I'm naked and I'm far from home


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"Save Me" as written by Brian May

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  • +2
    General CommentWhy does it have to be from the female point of view? It's pretty ambiguous, which is one of the great things about this song. It could be about a man that was dumped by a woman, a woman dumped by a man, a man dumped by a man...well, you get the picture. It also goes further than just being dumped though: He gave up his whole life for her, she was everything to him, but now that he doesn't have her anymore, he doesn't really have a life anymore.
    TheYipskeeon January 08, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIt is, in fact, written from the perspective of the girl in the relationship-- Brian said so.
    Bennyboyon January 13, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the line"I love you 'till I die" had quotation marks as to remark what was once said between them. Things never last forever.

    I am going though a rough situation and this song reflects exactly how I feel inside.

    I think the main line - Save me - itse;f depicts the pain and suffering one undergoes when going through a breakup.

    I think this is one of Queen's best ballads.
    orphicmython May 19, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationThe years of care and loyalty
    Were nothing but a sham it seems
    The years belie we lived the lie
    "I love you 'till I die"

    He appears to be beginning to believe that she was lying when she said she loved him. He's not quite there yet because he says "it seems". But he is starting to believe she never truly loved him as he did her otherwise she wouldn't have left! It may or may not be true. There is some anger here which is common after a breakup. And therapeutic.

    Also, at the end he sings about how he still believes the lie (that she loved him). Well don't we all want to still believe that the person we loved so much loved us back in the same way? And if he can manage to believe that then he keeps hope alive that she might return someday. The unfortunate thing for him is that this is the cause of his pain. He probably knows this but he is still going through the grieving process a bit longer. That's why he's writing a song and singing about it now! And that's why many of you are reading the interpretation of this song right now!

    My heart goes out to all of my fellow recent break-up-ees. It does help to know we're not alone. And it's good to listen to in the car.
    SubwayatNighton June 06, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe most underrated queen song but my favorite i just love it son much
    you can just hear the desparation in freddies voice...such a great artist A-Ma-zing voice!!!!!
    cookie2on March 21, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlovely song. the lyrics are very true.
    xpankfrisston February 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAbout a breakup.
    MetaLunaon April 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentreminds me of ex boyfriend...saw him today actually...quite sad...very sad song but oh so beautiful.
    blueon September 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmaybe not years, but months and months spent on somebody for me.
    each night i cry, i still believe the lie
    i love you till i die.
    RebelPancakeon March 19, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentactually seems to be the narrator (freddie) is telling the story from the side of the female: she is saying "save me" but he is not responding, the last resort/guilt trip trying to get the unmoving guy back
    Italian Phaethonon May 09, 2004   Link

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