"I Don't Know What I can Save You From" as written by Eirik Glambek Boe and Erlend Otre Oeye....
You called me after midnight,
It must have been three years since we last spoke.
I slowly tried to bring back
The image of your face from the memories so old.

I tried so hard to follow,
But didn't catch a half of what had gone wrong,
Said "I don't know what I can save you from. "
I don't know what I can save you from.

I asked you to come over,
And within half an hour,
You were at my door.

I had never really known you,
But I realized that the one you were before,
Had changed into somebody for whom
I wouldn't mind to put the kettle on.

Still I don't know what I can save you from.
I don't know what I can save you from.
I don't know what I can save you from.
I don't know what I can save you from.
I don't know what I can save you from.

Lyrics submitted by BlackEyedAngels

"I Don't Know What I Can Save You From" as written by Erlend Otre Oeye Eirik Glambek Boe

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    General Commenti think it means this girl, ex friend, ex girlfriend calls him randomly, prolly had a sour end to their relationship so they just stopped talking, anyway she comes over, totally different person but not in a bad way...... but he doesn't know what he can do to help her problem. like he's just the ex boyfriend, what is she expecting from him? to make everything better? after all these years of not speaking? yeah...no. that's what i got out of it though. love it.
    sux4uuon August 25, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe guitar solo in the middle is so beautiful....these boys really have it down. his past came back, she's changed, and he likes her.
    Empirer85on August 13, 2002   Link
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    General CommentTo me, it's about someone who he has known in the past, probably someone he had feelings for and someone who he may have loved, but the timing wasn't right.

    Years passed by, and then he gets a random call from her, she's possibly drunk and down. She wants to see him, and whether right or wrong, those feelings fome rushing back to him.

    He wants to help her, he wants to love her, but he doesn't know how. He doesn't know what to say to reconcile the past. He wants to save her, but from what, and at what emotional cost to himself?
    HappyChildon September 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is really a beautiful song - I'm not exactly sure what it's about, friendship? Well, anyway, I like it!
    riotgrl04on July 17, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOne of Royksopp's best remix.Catchy.The kinda song to make an ordinary girl impressed about your musical taste.
    acidbabeon April 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove the off-beat guitar riff over the chords. kept on playing this song over and over when i got the album. this is the sort of music i make and im so glad to find people that like it.
    benfoldsfanon May 12, 2003   Link
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    General Commentit could be about friendship, past lover, girlfriend, past family member

    ..somebody that at one point you knew, after years of not talking or seeing each other, they call you out of the blue reaching out to you

    he's willing to listen to you and be there, which shows that he does care.. but he questions what value his input would do, considering it's been years and he wasn't so sure he even knew back then
    xpsychicheartsxon March 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAw this song is just beautiful, especially the bit in the middle with just the guitars.

    I think you guys have got the meaning sorted so I won't expand on that anymore.
    Miss_Miseryon February 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI definitely agree with HappyChild on the meaning. It's about a person from the past who want his help, but maybe he doesn't know what this person needs saving from. Maybe he thinks that he/she doesn't need saving. Maybe this person can only save him/herself from him/herself. I love the cello part in this song; gives the song an aural richness along with the interweaving guitar parts.
    suclid003on February 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI still think that this is about ex girlfriend..
    dinadinaon March 25, 2006   Link

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