Nickelback: Savin' Me Meaning
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Song Released: 2006
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Savin' Me Lyrics
On these hands and knees I'm crawlin'
Oh, I reach for you
Well I'm terrified of these four walls
These iron bars can't hold my soul in
All I need is you
Come please I'm callin'
And oh I scream for...
anonymous Apr 23rd, 2007 4:50pm report
It must have something to do with Jesus because when I hear it I think of how inside my soul is screaming for him. And I think that the song is about a person in prison and he is crying out for Jesus to save him. Thank God people can be forgiven.
SongBird_Singer Apr 21st, 2007 4:58pm report
Well, I actually went to the Nickelback website (since I'm obsessed with them and all)and Chad says that the song IS about a man in prison (These iron bars can't hold my soul)and it's about an angel who must fall to earth to have his sins forgiven. Perhaps the man is the angel in some way, but I'm not too sure.
But it defintely has spiritual effect. Perhaps Nickelback opened the door to people hearing Jesus in the lyrics, and to show that no man is too strong to stand alone. Nickelback is all about thier fans experiencing the music from the fan's point of view, so what you think the song means, is probably what they want it to mean to you.
anonymous Mar 24th, 2007 3:00pm report
I think people should separate the film clip from the actual song...
the song may not necessarily be about the one person.
Person 1 is in prison, knowing what he has done and come to terms with it and is now looking for forgiveness and salvation, it doesn't HAVE to be jesus. but it is a good example
Person 2 may be someone who has spent their lives doing nothing but good for people and has come to a point where they see the world as a place they can't seem to change, now in a state of hopelessness and despair "on the ledge of the 18th storey" about to give up. looking for that answer that will give them a renewed faith in themselves and the world around them.
two completely different situations but they are asking for the same thing.
The video, I think could have followed the imagery for the song quite perfectly... but it does lend the song a double meaning.
I see the same type of thing in the opening for Ergo Proxy, especially when the chorus starts "Come and save me" with the view of Vincent in the wasteland with his arms out shouting...
anonymous Mar 15th, 2007 3:48pm report
I believe it's about anyone who feels they're beyond redemption and they're trying to cling to what they, or what they could, have left. Friends, lovers. etc. They feel like their life is taking the turn for the worse and need consolation from the people who are most important.
anonymous Dec 7th, 2006 12:16pm report
ok...this song is about a man who has been living life bad. now that he is in jail he seeks help from god. He feels that his life has been so messed up and he wants god to forgive and help him. He basically asking god to teach him the right way, to put him on the right path when he needs him most
nickelbackfreak Dec 5th, 2006 12:28am report
i know for a fact what this song is 'bout! it's about a guy who is in prison and is seeking gods forgivness. The vidio has nothing to do with the meaning of the song but I love it along with everything else nickelback has done! there a truly amazing band!!!
anonymous Nov 14th, 2006 11:05pm report
I think it can be interpreted into a lot of things but I like to think about as 9/11. Think about "i'm on the 18th story" I just thought it might mean when you have your life on the line you think about what all you've done and you're asking god to save you from death and you'll change you'll life. Just think of all the people who felt like that. I might be wrong but oh well.
anonymous Nov 14th, 2006 11:44am report
This song has many meanings, but the main theme in the song seems to be salvation. A person who feels lost at life and calls upon religion. Although there is no direct meaning to jesus or god, "heaven" and "saving me" seem to be a clear indicator that life [for this individual] has no direction and he turns to a higher belief for guidance. As for the beginning of this song, "these iron bars can't hold my soul in" provide a clear interpretation that life (iron bars: a metaphor for earth and life) can't hold this person here forever, and he now turns to become a better person and seeks truth and guidance. Is also seems as though this is a last cry because the individual isd "on the ledge of the 18th story" because life and death are on the same plane right now and asks if life is still worth saving. This is just my humble two cents.
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