How to Save a Life

Step one you say we need to talk
He walks you say sit down it’s just a talk
He smiles politely back at you
You stare politely right on through
Some sort of window to your right
As he goes left and you stay right
Between the lines of fear and blame
And you begin to wonder why you came

Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

Let him know that you know best
Cause after all you do know best
Try to slip past his defense
Without granting innocence
Lay down a list of what is wrong
The things you’ve told him all along
And pray to God he hears you
And pray to God he hears you

Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

As he begins to raise his voice
You lower yours and grant him one last choice
Drive until you lose the road
Or break with the ones you’ve followed
He will do one of two things
He will admit to everything
Or he’ll say he’s just not the same
And you’ll begin to wonder why you came

Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

How to save a life
How to save a life

Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend
Somewhere along in the bitterness
And I would have stayed up with you all night
Had I known how to save a life

How to save a life

I discovered the Fray back in Sept. 2005. Yup that right 2005. I still cannot put the cd down. I  absolutely love it. This is perhaps one of my favorite tracks from the ablum. The song is so powerful. I finally saw the 2nd version of this video, recently, and it’s much better than the first. Ir really gets the message out to people better.  We have the ability to tear people down or build them up. So many times have words killed and destoried people people and so many times we wish we could take them back. When was the last time you saw someone sitting alone, a simple hello could “save” them. Be kind, and be watchful of others, it’s How you save a life!

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One Response

  1. Justin,
    Very, very powerful words! This is my first exposure to this. Thank-you for sharing. I will have to check out the video.

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