"Saved" as written by and Casey Blue Crescenzo....
Amongst the stone and smoke
We never laid before
Images floating all about
Life in the after glow

My decaying mind pretends
None of this ever happened
We either learn to live a lie
Or we're waiting here to die

And after all this suffering
I could lie here for good
With a mind on fire
I try and stand my ground

Illuminate and I will follow

Amongst the stone and smoke
Rising above it all
Broken, but not beyond repair
See how this (suffers?)

From after all this suffering
I could lie here for good
But with a mind on fire
I try and stand my ground

Illuminate and I will follow

You
[I will follow you]

Let's see how this (suffers?)


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"Saved" as written by Casey Blue Crescenzo

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  • +2
    General CommentI don't know why, but I relate this song to "The Lake and the River". In that song he says, "Transfixed like a light in front of me, It follows my soul" and in this one he says, "Illuminate and I will follow".

    It's like both times he's being led by someone to safety. First his mother's ghost, and then someone like ihatehatehaters said, his father.
    ascendingson July 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song is awesome. I think it is about the boy being saved from the attack by who we will later find out to be his father.
    ihatehatehaterson June 21, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI saw on the dear hunter forum that this one guy actually already had a song by song analysis and he seems to think that the person saving the boy here is actually his half-brother. Not sure how he spotted this but apparently Casey confirmed it.
    Gordo865on March 04, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCan anyone figure out what he sings in the background from the 3:10 mark which sounds something like, "everything you've done..."?
    peacegrrlon July 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"everything you thought you lost you've found."

    I think it's not his father who saved him, but someone else. In the end (Son, Father, and Life and Death) he assumes the life of this guy, hence he finds the life he thought he'd lost.
    mikewontreplyon July 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAmongst the stone and smoke
    We never laid before
    Images floating all about
    Life in the afterglow

    My decaying mind pretends
    None of this ever happened
    We either learn to live a lie
    Or we're waiting here to die

    And after all this suffering
    I could lie here for good
    With a mind on fire
    I try and stand my ground

    Illuminate and I will follow...

    Amongst the stone and smoke
    Rising above it all
    Broken but not beyond repair
    See how this soul fairs

    From after all this suffering
    I could lie here for good
    But with a mind on fire
    I try and stand my ground

    Illuminate and I will follow you

    Everything you thought you lost you've found
    [x5]

    Let's see how this all fairs

    The private does what the general says,
    The general does what the president says,
    The president does what the first lady says
    So, so they say
    Iambandersnatchon July 27, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe that it isn't another person who saves The Dear Hunter but rather himself. Throughout act II The Hunter begins to understand how cruel life can really be, but it isn't until this point in act III, and after he joins the army that he fully matures. Prior to this song he is scared and not used to the terror that comes with war, and bit by bit his innocence is broken down (by; The Tank, The Thief, The Poison Woman etc.), but with the breakdown of innocence there is a build up of maturity. It is at this point in the CD that he basically tells himself: this is life, this is what I signed up for, this is what I will live. I believe it is this self reassurance that ultimately saves him.

    "From after all this suffering
    I could lie here for good
    But with a mind on fire
    I try and stand my ground"
    ckdoughon December 02, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is beautiful. completely and utterly beautiful.
    iliketuttleson February 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationSTRANGELY confusing and sad.


    From after all this suffering
    I could lie here for good
    But with a mind on fire
    I try and stand my ground
    -as in, "what if we suffer here and we just die" (at least that's what I hear from it)

    Illuminate and I will follow you
    -"God, show up, appear and I'll believe and follow You" (again, my interpretation)

    (My decaying mind pretends
    None of this ever happened)
    We either learn to live a lie
    Or we're waiting here to die
    -decaying mind = the reality
    -none of this ever happened = this could all be a thought
    softhoughton October 25, 2012   Link

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