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How to Save a Life
The Fray Lyrics


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

And 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
How to save a life

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Isaac Slade, Joseph King

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Comments from YouTube:

putrixkx

SHOUTOUT TO MY GRANDMA SHE SURVIVED CANCER TWICE AND STILL WALKING ON THIS EARTH AT THE AGE OF 94 YRS OLD

putrixkx

WarCriminal1944 , Lmao i come back to 1.8k likes and someone asking if my grandma is related to the queen of england

CreekChub007

Glad yours made can’t say the same but she died a fighter

WarCriminal1944

Is your grandma related to the queen of England

Arjun Krishnan

God bless!

sausageroll64

Strange flex but okay

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Colleen Hairdwyer

My son killed himself almost 7 months ago. He battled depression and anxiety for over half his life. He was in counseling with both a psychiatrist and psychologist. He turned 20 the day before.
Please know that there are sadly some things that you cannot change.
Take care and talk to others.
Suicide is a horrible way to lose someone. It is so hard not to second guess everything. He clearly had friends that love him as you do.
The memories and love will be with you always. I hope you find comfort in that fact.
I’m going to listen to the song and release some sorrow before I have a friend come over.
Read all the words in the video. And follow them.

Mary Sam

Your comment made me cry, im sorry about that :((

Kibella85

May he rest in peace <3 Sending you love, dear

beaglelover forever

@Maddin ?? Do you have children or family members that you are close to? Sometimes parents or close family members don't know what is happening in their loved ones lives. A lot of teenagers & twenty-somethings are closed off and standoffish as to what is happening in their lives. It's just not that easy to know every aspect of their lives, it's almost like 2 ships passing in the dark, parents possibly work full-time, often have other children to care for as well, teens/young adults going to school, after-school goings on, possibly working as well, sometimes very secretive, you don't see them as often anymore. It's almost impossible to know everything that they are doing or feeling, it's usually hidden very well. People tend to push others away when they start asking questions. It doesn't make you a bad parent or a bad person, it makes you human. Him committing suicide is not his parents fault, we don't know what was going on in his life, obviously it wasn't good. His parents probably are having fingers pointed at them left & right, which is just wrong. It's bad enough he committed suicide but then to be blamed for it especially by people you don't know is just wrong.

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