Save Me (2004 song)

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"Save Me"
Save Me cover
Demo by Weezer
Recorded 2004
Writer(s) Rivers Cuomo
COR# 610
Producer(s) Rick Rubin
Status demo circulating


This song is part of the "It's Always Summer in Bikini Bottom" lineage of songs

"Save Me" (formerly "I Was Made for You" and "Someone Who Can Love") is a demo by Weezer, recorded in contention for the band's fifth album, Make Believe.

Appearances

Overview

"Save Me" is, seemingly, unrelated to the 2003 demo of the same name recorded during sessions at the band's rented office space. 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). Another demo titled "Someone Who Can Love" is listed in the Recording History as an early iteration of this version of "Save Me," though it remains unheard. Another title, "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.

A demo recorded by Rivers Cuomo in 1999 titled "Somebody Save Me" bears a similar chord progression to this version of "Save Me," though it is unknown if this is is a coincidence.

According to the Recording History, the earliest confirmed recording of "Someone Who Can Love" was by Rivers Cuomo at SIR Rehearsal Studios on June 11, 2004. The song was renamed "Save Me" by July, and was thereafter on Cuomo's "A-List" of demos for the band's planned fifth album. "Save Me" was recorded as a band during the Make Believe sessions at Grandmaster Recorders Ltd. throughout the summer and fall of 2004. The song was completed as of October of that year, but did not make the final album and received no final mix. Karl Koch would later dub these scrapped songs the "Fallen Soldiers."

A demo of the song was among hundreds of demos accidentally leaked through the demo storefront on riverscuomo.com on November 7, 2020. The demo was later sold as a single-quantity MP3 when the storefront opened on November 11. The demo was 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

Maybe I hurt you in so many ways
But I was in love all the time
Maybe I seem like a confident man
But you can't see in my mind

I'm a loser inside
And I need you to save me
Make me feel complete
I am nothing without you
I'll just curl up and die

I can mend my deviant ways
And give you all that you want
Just don't say that's it's all you can take
And now it's time to move on

I'm a loser inside
And I need you to save me
Make me feel complete
I am nothing without you
I'll just curl up and die

Can't you see me crawling?
Down upon my knees
What else do you want from me?
I'll do anything

I need you to save me
Make me feel complete
I am nothing without you
I'll just curl up and die

I need you to save me
Make me feel complete
I am nothing without you
I'll just curl up and die
I'll just curl up and die

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