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Song Released: 2006

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Savin' Me Lyrics

Prison gates won't open up for me
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...


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    Oct 22nd, 2006 10:28pm report

    I believe this song has many interpretations based upon what stage a person is in their life. My interpretation is a person, could be male or female who is in love with someone and wants to be with them yet time is running out. They feel that their life is not going very well and wants to be with this person so that they can live a life that they really want to live.


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    Oct 18th, 2006 10:53am report

    My intepretation is the guy is seeing people die and he is wondering what it is and how he can see it.
    I think this song is kind of religious cause he might me asking god please help me get away from this.
    I think when he could see the numbers that his life was on hold because right after he saved the girl he went right back on his cell phone maybe going on with his conversation before he got saved.


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    Oct 15th, 2006 10:42pm report

    It's about a guy wanting to kill himself, "he's on the ledge of the 18th story", and he says 'say it if its worth savin me' to people telling him to give him a good reason to live.


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    Sep 24th, 2006 9:53am report

    I saw no religious aspect in this song. =/ what I always thought of was a man in love and he wanted the person he loves (male or female, it doesn't matter much, it works both ways for me but whichever way you like) to tell him they love him back. To save him from his lifestyle.

    But, you know, I'm a romantic. I just don't think it's religious. On the other hand, I haven't seen the video clip, so I'll go and do that now.


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    Sep 18th, 2006 9:33pm report

    Here's what I think. This guy in the song is always in trouble and has been to jail and has someone in his life and someone left him cause he is in and out of trouble and doesn't want to be with him because of all the pain they have been put through.He is basically an outcast from society and so he is depressed and feeling sorry for himself cause 1) the prison gates won't open up for me 2) heaven's gates won't open up for me and 3)these city walls ain't got no love for me...So he winds up on the 18th story about to take his life hoping someone cares enough to say stop or I love you and he wants it to be that one person cause he's secretly calling her( or could be god) in his head to come back and love him and save him cause no one else seems to care about him ....If he's worth it to her to save him from jumping maybe?..I don't know sounded good though


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    Sep 11th, 2006 9:14pm report

    Im not a very religious person but I do believe this song is about a guy who has done wrong and is asking god for forgiveness....

    In the video he can see when people are gonna die...."teach me wrong from right".....God gave him the ability to see the numbers and he had to decide whether or not to save the woman from dying.

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    Aug 27th, 2006 8:46am report

    Some of the other interpretations may be right but what I personaly think is that they are showing that once you are saved you have to help to save another, and once you have done so the one you have saved has to save someone else, and so on and so on. I think this because at the start when he is saved the man who saved him was looking around wandering like he was seeing the numbers and he had to save one, once he saved the guy the "gift" was put onto the one that he had saved, untill he hads saved somone else. Its kind of like there trying to say that if a good deed is done for you, you should do one for someone else.


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    Aug 13th, 2006 8:03pm report

    I believe that the lyrics are just very symbolic and that this person is feeling trapped inside a cage of their emotions. They feel they can't escape from this sort of imprisonment without the help of the one person they truly believe in. It doesn't have to be jesus or god, it could just be a friend, or family member who can help them and show them they aren't going down their path alone and can lead them away from the bad things. The video is pretty much like that, how far would you go to save someone before it's too late? How would you know without looking?


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    Jul 27th, 2006 7:02pm report

    This song has no religious meaning whatsoever! The guy is not god. He was simply a lost soul who was given a gift in order to show him a thing or two about life... Ok maybe a tiny but of faith in there but still.


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    Jul 20th, 2006 7:59am report

    What are you talking about? Theres no bridge accident or newspaper in the video. Your thinkin of the video for 'someday.' anyway, now that you've mentioned the whole jesus thing, it's all sort of starting to make sense how the guy is walking around the city and seeing how long the people have to live and how he couldn't save the old woman in the ambulance in time.

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    Jul 19th, 2006 7:31pm report

    Does anyone understand the video for this song? What's with the newspaper with the bridge accident?

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    Jul 19th, 2006 7:30am report

    I don't think it's about jesus cause in the video the guy is first saved by another guy and that's when he can see the numbers above the peoples' heads.


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    Jul 19th, 2006 7:39am report

    I think that the other interpretations are right but I think:
    it is about someone trapped in jail for something they didn't do (or did do) and they are calling out for someone to save them. The guy is sick of jail and wants to get out

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    Jun 26th, 2006 6:28pm report

    I think it is about jesus...and the guy in the music video is him..so he can see when everyone is going to die and everyone is calling out for him and want to be saved by him.

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    May 29th, 2006 5:17am report

    What's the bet that this is a religious song and he's singing to jeuse to save his soul or something. Seriously listen to it, you'll see I'm right

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