"Safe And Sound" as written by and Sheryl Crow....
Maybe this is forever
Forever fades away
Like a rocket ascending into space

Could you not be sad
Could you not break down
After all I won't let go

Until you're safe and sound
Until you're safe and sound

There's beauty in release
There's no one left to please
But you and me

I don't blame you for quitting
I know you really try
If only you could hang on through the night

I don't want to be lonely
I don't want to be scared
And all our friends are waiting there

Until you're safe and sound
Until you're safe and sound

There's beauty in release
There's no one left to please
But you and me

Feel like I could've held on
Feel like I could've let go
Feel like I could've helped you
Feel like I could've changed you

Feel like I could've held you
Feel like I could've hurt you
Feel like I was a stranger
Feel like I was an angel

Feel like I was a hero
Feel like I was a zero
Feel like I could have changed you
Feel like I could have healed you

Feel like I could have saved you
Feel like I should've heard you
Feel like I could have moved you
Feel like I could have changed you

Feel like I could have healed you
Feel like I should've told you
Feel like I really loved you
Feel like I really loved you

Feel like I really loved you
Feel like I really loved you
Feel like I really loved you
Feel like I really loved you

Feel like I really loved you
Feel like I could've saved you
Feel like I could've saved you
Feel like I could've saved you


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"Safe and Sound" as written by Sheryl Crow

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    General Commenti love this song, it was so perfect in white oleander
    buffyon April 19, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI heard Safe and Sound the 2 times I watched 'White Oleander'. It was an amazing way to top off the movie!
    Safe and Sound is about trying to protect someone you love and who's been hurt and has 'given up.' The last part of which Sheryl murmurs...well, she just keeps saying 'feel like I could've..' It's kinda hinting at me that thy's loved one is "gone."
    Tsuppion March 27, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti had never heard of this song until i saw it performed at the VMAs. i have to say i thought it was a beautiful performance and made me like sheryl crow a little more than i used to.
    starbuck023on September 01, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah, i saw this song on the VMAs too and i actually like it, its a very pretty song.
    save_your_momson September 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwow this song is amazing...just amazing.
    iluvkonstantineon September 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti wish i had had this song to sing to my da when he passed away. it says so much. and i miss my da so much too!
    Bikerbunnyon September 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song was actually written by Sheryl about her ex-boyfriend, Owen Wilson. Its a very beautiful song. :D
    nataliakon March 21, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti think that its about someone who is about to die and they are in the hospital with all their family and friends around and i think that there is actually two "voices because theres one thats saying its alright for me to die theres beauty in release and then theres the other one syaing i don't blame you for quitting i know you really tried so i think its about two people trying to make peace with eachother and death.
    freckles555on August 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis is a really beautiful song I haven't heard for ages, but it just came up on my music.

    I think this probably is about someone that's died, and how she's trying to cope with it. She feels slightly annoyed that the person gave up at the end, and guilty/helpless, but she's trying to come to terms with it all.
    graceclaudiaon September 28, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song is actually, very gently devastating to me. It doesn't matter how good I am feeling, if I hear or think of the lyrics, it always brings me down a few notches.
    This song is certainly about a relationship, familial, romantic or platonic.
    As the song nears the end, it's indicative that the relationship is defintely is the past, "Feel like I could have loved you,", "saved you", "feel like I was a hero". Though the relationship as ended she's still invested in this person being "safe and sound". It's understandable, I have walked away from several friendships because it wasn't my job to safe another person, we as humans can only take another so far until they need to stand up and walk themselves.
    Enjoythe7on December 06, 2015   Link

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