Wait and see, you’ll believe, when he’s here next to me
That’s what I told them
You were my way of trying to prove
The power of transforming
You’re outta line, colorblind to the light
But this time it will be different
And I just knew, you’d come through like a flower
That needs a little nutrition, whoa, well

But caring ain’t enough
No matter what you do
It’s tearing my heart out, cause, whoa

I couldn’t save you
And I didn’t want to
Cause I won’t embrace you
To fabricate you
You’ve got your mind set
Don’t compromise it
I’ll wait for the one who won’t make me sigh and say
I couldn’t save you

Playing hard, empty bar, in a faraway city
I don’t know, well
I don’t know where you are
But I’m singing to you tonight is that, is that all right?
Well you’re a piece of the past
And I can’t keep elaborating on us
And I would kill to forget what it is about you
That I, I need so much, oh, well

I gotta remember
No matter what you do
You’re just a pretender, yeah, well

I couldn’t save you
And I didn’t want to
Cause I won’t embrace you
To fabricate you
You’ve got your mind set
So, don’t compromise it
I’ll wait for the one who won’t make me sigh and say,
I couldn’t save you

There’s so many things I should’ve said to you
I’ll let you off easy cause I already knew
Somebody as stubborn as yourself won’t change
Even if that means suffering, yeah

And I couldn’t save you
No, I didn’t want to
Cause I won’t embrace you
To fabricate you
You’ve got your mind set
So, don’t compromise it
I’ll wait for the one who won’t make me sigh and say
I couldn’t save you

I couldn’t save you, no
And I didn’t want to
Cause I won’t embrace you
To fabricate you, no
You’ve got your mind set, so
Don’t compromise it
I’ll wait for the one who won’t make me sigh and say, yeah
I’ll wait for the one who won’t make me sigh and say, well
I’ll wait for the one who won’t make me sigh and say
I couldn’t save you
I couldn’t save you


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    My InterpretationThis song is about not being able to save somebody and finally coming to grips with that fact. They have had an epiphany of sorts.

    It's sad because the singer wanted so save the person and had the best intentions to help the person as best they could. They told everyone, wait and see, I'll be the one to help them. The guiding light.

    Sadly, this is isn't true-a person needs to want to be saved, they need to want to change. I was just in relationship where the boy was smoking pot. We had been friends for years, since we were 16 and we are now 23. He wouldn't stop and had so many other issues. I did my best to help the kid, but no luck. I couldn't save him, he can't even save himself or decide to try. Needless to say, it didn't work out.
    kkohlaaaon April 06, 2011   Link

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