"save yourself" as written by Chris Braide, James Morrison, Wayne Hector and Steve Robson....
I'm trying to change
To make the best, for us
But I'm just the same
Same as I ever was

Oh and if you stay with me
Obviously it's what I want
But if you stay with me
I know I'll hurt you more

[Chorus]
So won't you save, save yourself
By leaving me now
For someone else
If I'm crying out
Don't listen to it
It's all in my heart
Save yourself
It's all in my heart

Oh no

So tell me I'm gone
Please won't you change, my mind
This feels so intense
Sometimes it can lead, you back

Oh and if you stay with me
Obviously it's what I want
But if you stay with me
I know I'll hurt you more

[Chorus]

Save yourself

And I don't want to let you go
But I know
It's the right thing to do baby
And I don't think I'm that strong
To say goodbye
I don't wanna see you cry

So won't you save, save yourself
By leaving me now
For someone else
If I'm crying out
Don't listen to it
It's all in my heart
Save yourself


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"Save Yourself" as written by James Morrison Chris Braide

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  • +2
    General CommentDo you think he's saying "It's ONLY my heart?"
    gottawannamottaon January 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an amazing song. The lyrics somewhat conflict with the tone and melody of the song, giving it a few possible meanings.

    It's obviously about a relationship from the perspective of someone who truly cares about the other person and wants the best for them. The lyrics suggest it's a long-term relationship where they care about one another, but for whatever reason, they know it won't work in the end. The first stanza supports this idea

    "I'm trying to change
    To make the best for us
    But I'm just the same
    Same as I ever was"

    However, the upbeat and playful tone also suggests a newer relationship. Where there is a true interest, but not as much involved. Like many new relationships that are going well, you almost expect to make the same mistakes and have the same heartbreak as previous relationships. While there is a desire to continue the relationship, there is also a desire to leave it in the perfect state it is in the early stages, as not to have the same chance at heartbreak as previous relationships.

    Because of these dual possible meanings this is a wonderful and widely applicable song. Further, the music and passion in his voice are fantastic.
    amb7son November 13, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI love this song and pretty much agree amb7s
    angelbird9on December 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentMy wife of 3 year marriage been listening to this song and we are now on temp separation for 1 month. when she told me to listen, I finally understand what she is feeling. I feel my heart broken and completely lost. because I love her so much and want to do anything to make it work.
    jileifron July 30, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI love this song. I think its about a guy who grew up a certain way. Maybe hangs out with the wrong people or has a bad past. He tries to change himself for the better but he can't. He loves her but knows if she is with him. Her life wouldn't get anywhere. She wouldn't be happy. He loves her too much to tell her because he hates seeing her cry. So he's telling her. Save yourself by leaving me now for someone else. Its basically about loving someone so much and wanting the best for them. Knowing you're not able to give what they want. Kind of like the notebook where poor noah meets the family of the girl and he doesn't feel good enough because he's just low class and he wanted better for her.

    That's what I think.
    lorenluongon September 15, 2010   Link

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