Save Me (2003 song)

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"Save Me"
Save Me cover
Demo by Weezer
Recorded 2003
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
COR# ?
Status demos circulating

"Save Me" is a demo by Rivers Cuomo, recorded in contention for the band's fifth album, Make Believe.

Appearances

Overview

"Save Me" is, seemingly, unrelated to the 2004 demo of the same name also recorded during pre-production on Make Believe. The Weezer Recording History makes no distinction between the two songs, listing both with the Catalog O' Riffs number of 610, and the demo compilation Alone IX: The Make Believe Years lists both songs as "Save Me." The 2004 version of "Save Me" is a reworking of the Cuomo demo "I Was Made for You" (also listed as #610 in the COR). A demo titled, "Please Save Me," is listed in the Recording History as having been recorded on December 19, 2003, but it is unknown which version (if any) this demo is related to.

According to the Recording History, this version of "Save Me" was first demoed acoustically at the band's rented office space on September 7, 2003. Multiple acoustic demos of the song were among hundreds of demos accidentally leaked through the demo storefront on riverscuomo.com on November 7, 2020. Several of these demos were sold as single-quantity MP3s when the storefront opened on November 11. The demos were soon thereafter made widely available to fans as part of the demo compilation Alone IX: The Make Believe Years, released on November 22.

Audio

Lyrics

I have nobody
To look out for me
I am a helpless babe
And I am crying
Why can't you hear me?
Do you think I'm insane?

I slowly waste away
While all the others play
I hope they don't choke on my body

Save me, save me
I need someone to save me
Help me, help me
I need someone to help me

The friends that I have
Are surely scheming
They want to do me in
And I am helpless
I cannot help this
Can you prevent their sin?

I didn't do no wrong
Why is their hate so strong?
I'm only trying to be natural

Save me, save me
I need someone to save me
Help me, help me
I need someone to help me

You are my only hope
Without you, I can't cope
I pray to God that you are listening

Save me, save me
I need someone to save me
Help me, help me
I need someone to help me
Save me, save me
I need someone to save me
Help me, help me
I need someone to help me

Save me

See also