"Save Me From What I Want" as written by and Anne Erin Clark....
Keys are in my pocket
And they rattle you away

Seventh floor apartment
and a fiery escape

But I'm a wife in watercolors
I can wash away

What seventeen cold showers
Couldn't wash away

Save me
Save me
Save me from what I want

Save me
Save me
Save me from what I want

Save me
Save me
Save me from what I want

Honey, what reveals you
is what you try and hide away
You could tell the planets
or your pillow case

But I'm a wife in watercolors
I can wash away
what seventeen cold showers
Couldn't wash away

Save me save me save me from what I want
Save me save me save me from what I want
Save me save me save me from what I want
Save me save me save me from what I want
Save me save me save me from what I want
Save me save me save me from what I want


Lyrics submitted by rainandrev

"Save Me from What I Want" as written by Anne Erin Clark

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Save Me From What I Want song meanings
Add your thoughts

11 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +2
    General Comment"Honey, what reveals you,
    Is what you try and hide away"

    Perfect.
    leahperon April 22, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI think it actually goes,

    "Keys are in my pocket
    They rattle you awake

    Seventh floor apartment
    And a fire escape."
    dodaon June 20, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love the "watch your step" backing vocal. it makes me smile.
    zoolahon May 02, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it's about a woman cheating on her husband, even though she knows that it's wrong.
    KatherineLouiseon September 28, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think it says "watch your step" throughout the verses.

    great song
    coolchrison April 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMagnificent
    shakelly_blackmouthon July 07, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI feel like it's about a wife who knows her husband's cheating on her and she's dealing with her frustrations, like she still wants him or something.
    ExoM7on August 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe her husband abuses her, but she chooses to ignore it and stay within this relationship. She tries to forget when he hits her, (washes it away). This can correlate to the whole album, which i believe is about a depressed housewife.
    jarofsoulson September 02, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commentalso he tries to hide his anger and his rage that he builds up around others, so they don't know. This also correlates with The Neighbors, in which he or she doesn't want everyone to know that truth behind the relationship, they want it to look perfect and cut copy.
    jarofsoulson September 02, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI agree that the lyrics are
    "Keys are in my pocket
    They rattle you awake
    Seventh floor apartment
    And a fire escape."

    in the comments it seems people either think this is about a wife cheating or a husband cheating- i think it's about both, or a marriage/relationship where both spouses are unhappy and hiding things from their spouse.

    The first line and "save me from what I want" implies she's the one doing something wrong, and the 8th and 9th lines imply that her spouse is the one doing something wrong.

    I think this song is about the events leading up to a fight, or the end of the relationship. The first line implies she's sneaking in the apartment, and wakes up her husband. The husband gets mad, but she knows that he's in the wrong, too.

    Genius song.
    northernprinceon September 12, 2016   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