"Save Your Day" as written by and Jose Gonzalez....
Poke the body with a stick, roll it down
Ignore the moaning as it tumbles to the ground
Be brave and save your day

These days are cold, numbers rule I've been told
The pattern's clear better fit in the mold
You need to be brave and save your day

You need to be brave and save your day

To cough up sympathy isn't hard but it costs
Hold tight to your life savings
You have to do what you must to save your day

So poke the body and roll it down
The grave looks cold but we're still young
We're still young


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"Save Your Day" as written by Jose Gabriel Gonzales

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    General Commentthis song makes me feel so liberated. but it makes me so incredibly sad too. we really are still young
    totalitarionon October 01, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJust can't believe having roamed this sight for a while that no one has anything to say about this song! My favourite from the album and its mainly the lyrics which make it such a god song. It for me sums up the genius of Jose, in being both hauntingly sinister such as "Poke the body with a sick/ Roll it down/ Ignore the moaning as it tumbles to the ground" and simultaneously comfortably uplifting "Be brave and save your day". Finishes as beautifully as it starts ominously "the grave looks cold but were still young/ Were still young". Great stuff.
    slccritchle1on March 01, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentits amazing, but its so short... this is a song that i just want to last forever
    janexsayson December 03, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"But we're still young. We're still young" - These lines together with José's guitar twist my insides every time I hear them. Awesome stuff.
    531on February 26, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe song is about attaching yourself to someone you can no longer help - enablement, perhaps. its about how you can try to save someone all you want but sometimes you just end up losing yourself in that person's problems.

    "Poke the body with a stick
    Roll it down
    Ignore the moaning as it tumbles to the ground
    Be brave and save your day"

    "To cough up sympathy isn't hard but it costs"

    ->for some people, it isn't hard to pity someone and immerse yourself in their pain but it can end up tearing you apart



    -> you can't destroy yourself


    -> he's saying let go of that person no matter how painful it may be because they're "dead" and you're being brought down with them
    amateurxxstandingon March 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about letting go of something or perhaps someone. That no matter how hard it is, you must take the correct action and you will be ok.
    Josejoshon January 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI get a different take. I think this is an indictment on selfishness and personal convenience. In dealing with the body, he does the opposite of the "good samaritan" in order to save time or not be inconvenienced, etc. so he "saves his day." Coughing up sympathy puts it into a negative light. You don't want to do it, and you COULD do it, but there is a price. Better not to and "save your day." Fit into the mold, look out for yourself, hold on to your material belongings, etc.
    Iktomion August 18, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeh i agree this song probably the best on the cd just so many emotions that you feel whenever this song is playing you can't describe anything like it
    theowls4221on March 22, 2006   Link
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    General Commenteven when what your doing may be the worste thing be brave a hold on. its not easy, it'll cost you but be brave and you'll save your day.
    holdfaston July 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about doing things you don't always want to, to get along in life.

    It describes a terrible act, we presume that the person has attempted to kill someone?

    You have to ignore the 'moaning as it tumbles to the ground' to 'save your day', in other words to help yourself.

    'You have to do what you must' perhaps to stay alive as hinted at in the last line 'the grave looks cold but we're still young' - a reassurance that it's the right decision.
    gianninaon June 03, 2007   Link

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