Save You

Pearl Jam

About Save You

"Save You" is a song by American rock band Pearl Jam, released on Feb. 11, 2003 as the second single from the band's seventh studio album, Riot Act (2002). Although credited to all members of Pearl Jam, it features lyrics written by vocalist Eddie Vedder and music primarily written by guitarist Mike McCready. The song peaked at number 23 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart. The song was included on Pearl Jam's 2004 greatest hits album, rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991–2003).  


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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 f*ck me if I say something you don't want to hear
And f*ck if you only hear what you want to hear
F*ck 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 f*ck me if I say something you don't want to hear
And f*ck 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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Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam is an American rock band that formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1990. Since its inception, the band's line-up has included Eddie Vedder (vocals), Stone Gossard (guitar), Jeff Ament (bass), and Mike McCready (guitar). The band's current drummer is Matt Cameron, also of Soundgarden, who has been with the band since 1998. more »

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14 facts about this song

Song Origin
"Save You" is a song by the American rock band Pearl Jam. It was released as their second single from their seventh studio album, Riot Act, in 2002.
Band Members
During the creation of this song, the band members were Eddie Vedder on lead vocals, Mike McCready and Stone Gossard on guitar, Jeff Ament on bass, and Matt Cameron on drums.
Lead vocalist Eddie Vedder wrote the lyrics for "Save You".
Song Meaning
"Save You" presents a powerful theme of having the intense desire to save someone you love from self-destruction and addiction.
Commercial Success
Though "Save You" did not chart in the US, it reached number 23 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.
Song's Production
"Save You" was produced by the band Pearl Jam and longtime collaborator, producer Adam Kasper.
Live Performances
Since its release, “Save You” has become a regular during Pearl Jam concerts, often featuring extended guitar solos by Mike McCready.
Reception by Critics
The song received positive reviews from critics, praising the band's energy and Vedder's passionate vocal performance.
Music Video
The video for "Save You" was directed by James Frost. The video clip consists of a simple performance of the song by the band in a cavernous space.
Cover Arts
The cover art for the "Save You" single features a stencil of an AED (Automated External Defibrillator), a device used to revive victims of cardiac arrest; a metaphorical representation of the song's theme.
Song's Structure
"Save You" is a hard rock song with powerful guitar riffs accompanied by Eddie Vedder’s intense and raw vocal delivery.
Charts Achievement
In Canada, "Save You" reached number 16 on the Canadian Singles Chart – the band's highest-charting single in Canada.
Non-Album Appearance
Besides the album "Riot Act", "Save You" also appears on "Pearl Jam's" 2004 compilation album – "rearviewmirror (Greatest Hits 1991–2003)."
Grammy Nomination
In 2004, "Save You" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Hard Rock Performance.

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