Gonna save you fucker,.not gonna lose you
Feeling cocky and strong, can't let you go,
Too important to me

Too important to us, we'd be lost without you
Baby, let yourself fall, I'm right below you now

And fuck me if I say something you don't want to hear
And fuck if you only hear what you want to hear
Fuck me if I care, but I'm not leaving here

You helped me when I was down, I'll help when you're down
Why are you hitting yourself, c'mon hit me instead

Let's pick up your will, it's grown fat and lazy
I'm sympathetic as well, don't go on me now

And I'm not living this life without you, I'm selfist and clear
And you're not leaving here without me, I don't want to be without
My best friend, wake up to see you could have it all

Cause there is but you, and something within you
It's taken control, let's beat it, get up let's go

Oh you're in your own world, let's see the whole world
Let's pick up your soul

And fuck me if I say something you don't want to hear
And fuck me if you only hear the treble in your head
Please help, me, to help you, help yourself

Help me help yourself, please want me to, please let me to

Help you

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"Save You" as written by Jeff Ament Eddie Vedder

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  • +3
    General Comment--->>>Layne Staley<<<---
    ed_satxon June 09, 2003   Link
  • +3
    General CommentLayne Staley, Kurt Cobain, Andrew Wood...anyone who's ever really wasted away like they did, really. RIP guys.
    Grungegirl7on March 17, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Commentyeah, walkthisway is right....mike wrote this song anyway, not eddie.
    glorifiedg79on July 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is about having a friend who you care about, but has taken the wrong path and is destroying his or her life in someway. You want to help the person, but the person seems to want you to go away and not care, they want to be alone, but you want to help them because they are important to you.
    Smokey31on March 11, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis is an incredible song about friendship, its like your friend has gone of the rail and they cant help themself, and u tell them u are always there for them when they need u, but u cant do it all yourself, they have to help you help them. everyone needs a friend to be there for them.
    whityon June 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat a great song! If you're down, you need someone to pick you up. I think Eddie got help from a lot of people throughout his life. And he probably was reluctant to let them help. Now he's writing this song, and what a great song it is.
    vedson November 30, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI was in a situation with a girl who was depressed to an extreme. She would tell me constantly that I was the one with the problems because I cared about her, and she told me she didn't want me to care. Now, I can't say things went well, what ended up happening was I found out that she was purposely trying to get me to hate her because she didn't believe she should be cared about. She was self destructive, but blamed me for her destruction, because I cared and wanted to help, even when she told me that she could make it on her own...because...as U2 has said, "Sometimes you can make it on your own." Anyways, when I was in this situation, this song really helped me, because I felt that Eddie was talking specifically about me and what was happening. In my opinion it's about how he's struggling to help a person who doesn't want him there,"Fuck me if I care, but I'm not leaving here." I'd also like to say that he's not saying from me...he's saying "fuck me". I think he's showing his anger with the situation, and his anger that he can't help this person that matters so much to him. I can relate completely, and this song will always be one of my all time favorites.
    IndependentlyHappyon December 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it's about Layne Staley, too.......
    bleedingfreakon December 16, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is about Mike McCready's former drug addiction, and Eddie wanting to help him.
    armanon February 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song does an excellent job of conveying a frantic urgency that both the speaker and the subject face.... The comfortable use of "fuck" shows just how far it has gone because Eddie rarely says fuck more than 2 or even three times in one song but in this song he says it about nine times truly showing the distress or necessity that the subjetc is in..... I personally think it is about eddie trying to save his marriage to Beth but i don't know.....
    N0 C0DE 79on May 19, 2005   Link

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