"Save Me, San Francisco" as written by Pat Monahan, David Katz and Sam Hollander....
I used to love the tenderloin
Until I made some tender coin
And then I met some ladies from Marin
We took the highway to the one,
Up the coast to catch some sun
They left me with these blisters on my skin
Don't know what I was on,
But I think it grows in Oregon,
So I kept on goin' going on right through
I drove into Seattle rain
Fell in love then missed the train
That could have took me right back home to you

I've been high, I've been low,
I've been yes, and I've been oh, hell no!
I've been rock 'n roll and disco,
Won't you save me San Francisco?

(Oh, oh, oh)
Oh, oh
(Oh, oh, oh oh oh oh)

Every day so caffeinated
I wish they were golden gated
Fillmore couldn't feel more miles away
So wrap me up return to sender
Let's forget this five year bender
Take me to my city by the bay

I never knew all that I had,
Now Alcatraz don't sound so bad
At least they have a hella fine Merlot
If I could wish upon a star
I would hitch a cable car
To the place that I can always call my own

I've been high, I've been low,
I've been yes, and I've been oh, hell no!
I've been rock 'n roll and disco,
Won't you save me San Francisco?

I've been up, I've been down,
I've been so damn lost since you're not around,
I been reggae and calypso
Won't you save me San Francisco?

To tell you the truth
I miss everything, everything
It's a wild, wild beautiful world
But there's a wide eyed girl back there
And she means everything, everything,

I've been stop, I've been go
I've been yes and I've been oh, hell no!
I've been rock and roll and disco,
Won't you save me San Francisco?

I've been up, I've been down,
I've been so damn lost since you're not around,
I've been reggae and calypso,
Won't you save me San Francisco?

(Oh, oh, oh)
Oh, oh
(Oh, oh, oh) save me San Francisco)

(Oh, oh, oh)
Oh, oh
Won't you save me San Francisco

(Oh, oh, oh)
Oh, oh
(Oh, oh, oh) save me San Francisco

(Oh, oh, oh)
Oh, oh
Won't you save me San Francisco


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"Save Me, San Francisco" as written by Pat Monahan David Katz

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  • +1
    General CommentI actually think it's even more straightforward than you say. I think it's about being away from home - and not liking it. He just wants to go back to where he came from because that's where he belongs, where the girl lives, where he knows.
    matthewconteon September 04, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti actually heard an interview with them telling what the song was about. they said it was about how they were tryin to get back to their roots, where they first started out in the music industry to begin with. they said that they'd grown so far away from what they set out to do musically, so they hoped that going to to where they started, back to San Francisco, would help them get their heads back on straight.
    EminemsGurlon August 06, 2011   Link
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    General CommentMy interpretation is pretty straightforward. This guy is in love with a girl, but life keeps taking him a further and further away from her. Maybe he allowed it because he wasn't ready to commit to her, or perhaps he was too young and immature to realize how important she was. But now, he realizes just how much she means to him, and he wants to go back to her.

    Anyway, I didn't much care for this song when I first heard it, but then it got stuck in my head and it's kinda grown on me.
    spazzie8peaon July 12, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think that you voth might be right, but my interpretation (which probably is waaaay off base)is that he's been so many things in his life that he's going to San Fransisco and he's hoping that San Fransisco will help him figure out who he really is. Taht's just what I gather from the main chorus, so it's probably wrong, but its worth putting my two cents in.
    smartykat37on November 09, 2010   Link

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