"Save Myself" as written by and Willy Mason....
When the culture's drowning in a bad dream
Save myself, save myself and
When the old religion is the new greed
Save myself, save myself and
They sabotaged the levee, killed gris gris
Save myself, save myself and
When the vultures copyright the word free
Save myself, I got to save myself and

Baby won't you come
Baby won't you come
Baby won't you come

Baby won't you come
Baby won't you come
Baby won't you come

When the elders all are playing make believe
Save myself, I got to save myself and
When they teach us lessons that they don't believe
Save myself, I got to save myself and
When they build up statues but neglect their seed
Save myself, I got to save myself and
When my love and my hammers all I really need
Save myself, I got to save myself and

Baby won't you come
Baby won't you come
Baby won't you come

Baby won't you come
Baby won't you come
Baby won't you come
Baby won't you come

Slow and steady
Slow and steady
Slow and steady
Slow and steady
Slow and steady
Slow and steady
Slow and steady
Slow and steady

When I live in a country without history
Save myself, I got to save myself and
One that buried it's roots with it's identity
Save myself, I got to save myself and
We still are searching for liberty
Save myself, I got to save myself and
We still are hiding from reality
Save myself, I got to save myself and

Baby won't you come
Baby won't you come
Baby won't you come

Baby won't you come
Baby won't you come
Baby won't you come
Baby won't you come


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"Save Myself" as written by Willy Mason

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    General Commentwhats gris? other than that this song is pretty amazing.
    dammit182on July 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOnly ONE other comment? How can that be? This song is AMAZING.

    I was watching Freshly Squeezed (the Lord bless that show!) and Willy Mason was on it...he is soooo cute...and he was saying that this song was actaully about how he litrally had to Save Himself, because he was broke and soemone had to put a house up for mortgage (his mother...?) to finance his music. So he saved himself through music.

    "when the vultures copyright the word free"

    I love this line. He's just got this way of writing; so...I don't know. Beautiful and direct and important. Not all about hunys and cars and stuff.

    And I thought it was 'seats' not 'seeds' - as in commerce seats.

    COMMENT ON THIS SONG - it's great.
    I_heart_lyricson July 30, 2007   Link
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    My Opinion
    The line "they sabotaged the levee, killed gris gris" seems to be a reference to Katrina. They sabotaged the levee (their levees were destroyed) and killed gris gris (a voodoo custom in new orleans)
    rocketqueenzon August 13, 2010   Link

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