How to Save a Life Lyrics

The Fray

publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Isaac Slade, Joseph King
album: Track 1 in album How to Save a Life
release date: 2005-9-13
popularity : 74 users have visited this page.
length: 4:23
editor: Paul Mahern
additional editor: Warren Huart
assistant engineer: Alex Uychocde
additional engineer: Tim Hoagland, Aaron Johnson
mastering: Stephen Marcussen
mix: Mark Endert
producer: Mike Flynn, Aaron Johnson
recording: Paul Mahern
assistant recording: Kevin Loyal, James Masterson

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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
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 I pray to God he hears you


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

[Chorus: x2]

How to save a life
How to save a life

[Chorus: x2]

How to save a life
How to save a life

Track Listing

  • 1 She Is
  • 2 Over My Head (Cable Car)
  • 3 How to Save a Life
  • 4 All at Once
  • 5 Fall Away
  • 6 Heaven Forbid
  • 7 Look After You
  • 8 Hundred
  • 9 Vienna
  • 10 Dead Wrong
  • 11 Little House
  • 12 Trust Me