"Save You" as written by and Aimee Proal Ryan Tedder....
I can tell,
I can tell,
How much you hate this.
Deep down inside,
You know it's killing me.
I can call, wish you well,
And try to change this.
But nothing I can say,
Would change anything.

Where were my senses?
I left them all behind.
Why did I turn away, away?

I wish I could save you.
I wish I could say to you,
I'm not going nowhere.
I wish I could say to you,
It's gonna be alright,
It's gonna be alright.

I didn't mean,
Didn't mean,
To leave you stranded.
Went away cause I,
Didn't want to face the truth.
Reaching out,
Reach for me,
Empty handed.
You don't know if I care.
You're trying to find the proof.

There were times I'd wonder,
Could I have eased your pain?
Why did I turn away, away?

I wish I could save you.
I wish I could say to you,
I'm not going nowhere.
I wish I could say to you,
It's gonna be alright,
It's gonna be alright,
It's gonna be alright,
It's gonna be alright.

We can pretend nothing's changed.
Pretend it's all the same.
And there will be no pain,
Tonight.
It's gonna be alright,
It's gonna be alright,
It's gonna be alright,
It's gonna be alright.

I'm not going nowhere.
I wish I could say to you,
It's gonna be alright,
It's gonna be alright,
It's gonna be alright,
It's gonna be alright,
It's gonna be alright.


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"Save You" as written by Ryan B. Tedder Aimee Proal

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  • +2
    General CommentStinaisrad22, what you need to realize is - the beauty about songwriting is that every song written can be interpreted in a thousand different ways, but only the songwriter knows the true meaning of the song. Not everyone has access to the songwriter's myspace page, however. And even if everyone did, I don't think the songwriter necessarily wants EVERYONE to know the complete meaning of a song... sometimes they want to leave a song unexplained, in order to keep people guessing about the meaning of the song. So we mainly interpret songs drawing from our personal experiences, because that's what is readily available to us as an interpreting tool. Does that make anyone's interpretations any less valid, even if we ask the songwriter and the songwriter explicitly breaks the song down word-by-word to us?

    I agreed with the people who stated the song is about experiencing a feeling of remorse for having walked away from a self-destructive person that means a lot to you, although I didn't necessarily think it was a "boyfriend"... it could very well be a friend or a family member. But now, and knowing the songwriter's interpretation, I can also see the message that the songwriter was originally conveying.
    breakthehabit79on April 22, 2009   Link
  • +2
    My Interpretationthis is such an amazing song.
    i've had the CD for a while and i only realised how amazing the song really is today...

    in my head i imagine a girl being rejected because she was depressed and ended up taking drugs and doing stuff to/with guys.
    the girl is in hospital. the girl's friends feel really bad for turning their backs on the girl and being bitches when she needed friends the most.
    they just wish they could have been there for her when she was depressed instead of her turning to drugs and random flings.
    music8fanon October 18, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm shocked Kelly didn't write this. It sounds so similar to Because Of You lyrically. Aimee Proal is great as well.. The way I took it is the guy she is with has emotional problems..maybe with alcohol and drugs as well. She couldn't handle it and walks away wishing she could do more, but realizes this is the best way she can help him.
    JSuperstaron February 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is amazing!

    I love it!
    Nikki--xoxoon March 11, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentreally? i thought it was completly opposite from because of you. here she wishes she could have helped him out, and not have abadoned him when he needed her most. because of you is more like he left and hurt her. or at least that's my intepretation.
    upshegoeson March 19, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthrowaway track
    wanna be life anthem for someone i can totally picture a very stereotypical emo looking but very pretty(& skinny) looking girl totally doing that awkward omg im very self conscious and im all by myself in this world nobody loves me thing that all the people that stupid little teenage girls do whenever they get on a music video and kelly totally doinf the im here because of you thing.
    shakelly_blackmouthon March 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with upshegoes... she looks back and wishes she could've saved whoever the song is directed to. She couldn't handle the situation so she turned and walked away, and now she wonders if things could've been different (better maybe) if she had stayed.
    ClarinetDreameron April 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningSorry guys, this song is NOT about a guy. If you go to the songwriter's myspace page and asked her you would know that. She wrote this song for a friend who lost her mom of cancer. Aimee was in LA and wanted her friend back home in Massachusetts to know she was still thinking about her and wanted to be there for her, so she wrote this song. If you listen to the lyrics now knowing this, it will make much more sense to you.
    stinaisrad222on April 16, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song represents everything that me and my best friend went through a couple of years back. So, this is how I think of it. It's about a friend who is depressed/going through heartbreak or some other issue and they're trying to help them but the friends being self destructive (cutting, being irresponsible maybe?) so they give up on them because they feel there's nothing they can do to save them, but they wish they could.

    I turned my back on my friend for this reason and I've promised myself not to do it again, since she's depressed again now :/ even though theres nothing I can do to save her, I'm not trning my back.
    omgitsemmaon February 08, 2011   Link
  • -1
    General CommentThis mid-tempo rock ballad is a demo from the now-disbanded group Gone 'Til November. Singer-songwriter Aimèe Proal, who fronted Gone 'Til November, co-wrote the song with One Republic's Ryan Tedder.


    Tedder told Digital Spy that this song about a girl escaping from a lover with a self-destructive streak, features an experimental bridge inspired by Mozart.
    musicrocks13on November 10, 2012   Link

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