I walk the streets
I'm all alone
I just can't think
What I've been doing wrong

I know you're mine
He treats you nice
It's suicide
I know, I tried it twice

You should've given your love to Jesus
It couldn't do you no harm
Should've given your love to Jesus
It wouldn't do you no harm
You've been sitting on your ass
Trying to find some grace
But you better save yourself
If you wanna see his face

I guess there are things
You'd like to know
It's getting late
And I know you want to go


Lyrics submitted by aniota

Better Save Yourself song meanings
Add your thoughts

3 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentThe darkest, most suffocating song on Chris Bell's album...it's about regreting decisions at a key point when it's far too late to do anything about it...certainly one of the worst realizations anyone can have (and they often do have). The song laments never worshipping jesus, and therefore never saving yourself. It's about repentance. I don't take it literally as in I should have been a Christian, more like, crap I have no safety net and my soul's gone wrong, now I'm screwed.

    It also feels like it's about the shallowness of 'saving yourself' out of a desire to not go to hell and not out of integrity.

    'I just can't think what I've been wrong' pretty much deftly sums up the entire state of being depressed, down and out.
    mrpieeateron October 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeh, you pretty much nailed it. I love the first verse, it's very trueful.
    HappyDudeon March 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentChris Bell became a born-again Christian. This song is essentially about that. He remained a believer until the day he died.
    Rickveeon November 27, 2015   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain