"I Saw" as written by Mark M Weinberg and Matt Nathanson....
It's amazing the look in your eyes
Like you could save me
But you won't even try
Then you tell me again
How everything will be alright
If I told you that I'm sorry
Would you tell me you were wrong?
Or would you hold me down forever
If I came to you for answers

I saw pictures in my head
And I swear I saw you opening up again
And I would be heavenly if baby you'd just rescue me now

While I'm surrounded, you spill
All alive and brand new
And I'll forget about you long enough

To forget why I need to

I saw pictures in my head
And I swear I saw you opening up again
And I would be heavenly if baby you'd just rescue me now

The days are drifting away from me
I still wake up burning through everything
It's all I know
Somebody save me now

I saw pictures in my head
And I swear I saw you opening up again
And I would be heavenly if baby you'd just rescue me now


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"I Saw" as written by Mark Weinberg Matt Nathanson

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    Song MeaningMatt told the crowd at a concert that it was about when a girl dumps you. Just as you are getting over it she calls you just to talk. You start thinking of her again and then you see her with another guy and just want to give them the bird.
    jasper21156on April 13, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"The days are
    Drifting away from me
    I still wake up
    Burning through everything now"

    This lyric makes me think about the times when you go to sleep thinking about someone and you literally dream that person and then wake up and they aren't there... its sad and lonely
    kaer930on May 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI really wish more people knew about Matt Nathanson. He's got some great music and he's funny in concert. This song is awesome... to me this song is about an old love that you just can't get over. Maybe you haven't seen this person in a long time, and you are now in the same area, seeing them occasionally and the idea of getting back together is silently floating around ("And I saw/ Pictures in my head/ And I swear I saw you opening up again"). Everything would be alright again if things went back to the way they were when they were together.
    JadedOneon March 21, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song. Makes me think of taking down all the pictures and going through the "Box of Memories" while using up tissue box after tissure box. *Sigh*..
    Robynon April 12, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"And I saw
    Pictures in my head
    And I swear I saw you opening up, again"

    Amazing song.
    shaynew216on June 17, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about 2 people in a relationship and 1 person is very decieving. That look in her eyes can save him, but in reality, she won't even try but she still expects everything to works out... I LOVE this song!!!!!
    diegorockusaon September 19, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"And I'll forget about you long enough
    To forget why I need to"

    So good it hurts!!
    acousticjemon December 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"The days are
    Drifting away from me
    I still wake up
    Burning through everything now"

    He can't get over he and it tears him apart from the moment he wakes up.
    acousticjemon December 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with diegorockusa. I think this is about two people who are broken up. He's upset about the split, and she's consoling him and telling him it'll be OK. But what would really make him alright is if she "saved him." If they were back together.

    She haunts his memories. He still wakes up at night thinking about her. He tries to forget about her long enough to forget why he needs to.

    I think the rescuing him is in reference to her being able to make him happy by agreeing to give the relationship another shot.
    cubbyblueson December 30, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI have an interesting take on this song - it happened to me. Line by line, everything. This is what it meant to me:

    And it's amazing
    With the look in your eyes
    Like you could save me
    But you won't even try
    And then you tell me again
    How everything will be alright

    [[[[ I was in love with a boy who was my best friend at the time. It was a point in my life where I was kind of going nowhere, but he was there for me. He knew I liked him, and he knew he could 'save' me, but he wouldn't. I specifically remember one Valentine's Day where he said to me "You'll find someone, and then you'll understand, and then it'll be all right. ]]]

    And if I told you
    That I'm sorry
    Would you tell me that you were wrong
    Or would you hold me down forever
    If I came to your for answers

    [[[ I told him pretty early in our friendship that I liked him, and it was stupid. He said he couldn't date me, we were just friends. I constantly wondered what would've happened if I had waited... if I told him I was sorry, would he admit that he was wrong? Or if I came to him for answers, would it ruin everything and make it all awkward? Would he get angry? ]]]

    And I saw
    Pictures in my head
    And I swear I saw you opening up, again

    [[[ All of my daydreams were about him. We shot pictures together, and I could always recall some of our works in my head. But really, i just saw what our life would be like, all the time. And every time I would be with him I would be convinced that he was opening up to me ]]]

    And I'm surrounded
    You spill
    All alive and brand new
    And I'll forget about you long enough
    To forget why I need to

    [[[ When we were together, I was surrounded by the one I loved and completey euphoric. When he was around me, he'd be this whole new person and get all excited about the things we had in common that nobody else undesrtood. And when I was with him, I wasn't thinking "Oh i like him so much i just want to be with him!" like I did when we were apart, I was just happy. I forgot about him not liking me, i forgot why i needed to forget him. ]]]

    And I saw
    Pictures in my head
    And I swear I saw you opening up again
    Cause I would be heavenly if
    Baby you'd just rescue me now

    [[[ I would've been euphoric if he would have rescued me. ]]]

    The days are
    Drifting away from me
    I still wake up
    Burning through everything now

    [[[ I felt like I was just sitting by idling while the boy i loved got away from me. I kept saying "Today, I'll make a move." and then not do anything. And then I would wake up in the morning and burn through it all and realize where i went wrong and how to fix it that day... and it would just all start again. ]]]

    And I saw
    Pictures in my head
    And I swear I saw you opening up again
    I would be heavenly if
    Baby you'd just rescue me now
    Pictures in my head
    I saw you opening up again
    Cause I would be heavenly if
    Baby you'd just rescue me now



    So, in my opinion, this song is about unrequited love.
    prettytheworldon October 26, 2007   Link

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