"Underdog (Save Me)" as written by Oliver Knights and Gale Paridjanian....
Two black lines streaming out like a guidance line.
Put one foot on the road now where the cyborgs are driving,
With the WD-40 in their veins the screeching little brakes complain.

With the briefcase empty and the holes in my shoes,
I try to stay friendly for the sugary abuse.
So tell my secretary now to hold all of my calls,
I believe I can hear through these walls.

Oh please save me, save me from myself.
I can't be the only one stuck on the shelf.
You said you'd always fall for the underdog.

Well I've been dreaming of jet streams and kicking up dust,
A thirty seven thousand foot wonderlust
And with skyline number 9 ticked off in my mind,
Oh can you hear me screaming out now through the telephone lines.

Oh please save me, save me from myself.
I can't be the only one stuck on the shelf.
You said you'd always fall for the underdog


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"Underdog (Save Me)" as written by Oliver Knights Gale Paridjanian

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    General CommentThis song is written about, or based on the film My Own Private Idaho :) So yeah, that kinda the meaning behind it. It's an awesome film.
    BethRaon October 07, 2014   Link
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    General CommentHe wants a relationship to get off the ground. They maybe were in one before, but she chose someone else, now he wants her back because she told him at one time she liked him more than the guy she was with. They are now talking again and he is only doing it not to be rude, but he wants her to do something? He is not sure he is the only one in her life, but he wants to be her priority.
    cottonon August 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI can't quite believe that there is only 1 comment for this song (and very few for the brakes in any case). This is a delicious song. Heart rending. Soul searching. Fantastic lyrics. A superb song.

    Don't know if I entirely agree with Cotton. I think this is the age old lyric of a boy trying to get a girl to recognise him but it's not working out/hasn't worked out the way he'd wished. "Can you hear me screaming out now through the telephone lines?". Beautiful.
    casemoreon August 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI kind of agree with casemore, though I think it also has to do with wanting to be something else, wanting to be somewhere else. Wanting life to be more than it is. Having to pretend to be something you're not just to fit in, but still wanting to be more, and wanting people (or someone specific) to notice and like you for who you really truly are.
    jojomeimeion April 06, 2008   Link

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