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Rise Against - Savior



This song is about a relationship between a couple which have split up, but the guy still loves her and has gone off the rails. The story is told from the guy's point of view looking back over the breakup after he has gotten over her. It indicates he no longer thinks about her and can barely even remember her, yet when he does it occurs to him that he still loves her: "It kills me not to know this but I've all but just forgotten what the color of her eyes were and her scars or how she got them." The fact that "it kills" him shows he still has feelings for her.


The chorus could be quotes from a conversation between the couple whilst breaking up. She emphasizes to him that "I don't hate you boy," which implies she may be trying to comfort him because he has taken the break up very badly and is becoming very depressed. The line, "I just want to save you while there's still something left to save" is telling us that she still cares about him and she is worried about him because she is scared he may do something drastic like taking his own life.



Lyrics


It kills me not to know this but I've all but just forgotten


What the color of her eyes were and her scars or how she got them


As the telling signs of age rain down a single tear is dropping


Through the valleys of an aging face that this world has forgotten



There is no reconciliation that will put me in my place


And there is no time like the present to drink these draining seconds


But seldom do these words ring true when I'm constantly failing you


Walls that we just can't break through until we disappear



So tell me now


If this ain't love then how do we get out?


'Cause I don't know



That's when she said, "I don't hate you, boy.


I just want to save you while there's still something left to save."


That's when I told her, "I love you, girl,


But I'm not the answer for the questions that you still have."



And the day pressed on like crushing weights


For no man does it ever wait


Like memories of dying days


That deafen us like hurricanes


Bathed in flames we held the brand


Uncurled the fingers in your hand


Pressed into the flesh like sand


Now do you understand?



So tell me now


If this ain't love then how do we get out?


'Cause I don't know


That's when she said "I don't hate you, boy,


I just want to save you while there's still something left to save"


That's when I told her "I love you, girl,


But I'm not the answer for the questions that you still have"



One thousand miles away


There's nothing left to say


But so much left that I don't know


We never had a choice


This world has too much noise


It takes me under


It takes me under once again


I don't hate you


I don't hate you, no



So tell me now


If this ain't love then how do we get out?


'Cause I don't know


That's when she said "I don't hate you, boy,


I just want to save you while there's still something left to save"


That's when I told her "I love you, girl,


But I'm not the answer for the questions that you still have"



I don't hate you


I don't hate you


I don't hate you


I don't hate you, no


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