Save as Draft
Katy Perry Lyrics


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I remember when you used to be my every other thought
But now my calendar's so full, it's easier to move on
Sometimes I swear I pass your SUV on Sunset Boulevard
I don't fuck with change, but lately I've been flipping coins a lot

I struggle
I juggle
I could just throw a line to you
But I should let sleeping dogs lie 'cause I know better, baby
I write it
Erase it
Repeat it
But what good will it do
To reopen the wound
So I take a deep breath
And I save as draft

You don't have to subtweet me
My number's always been the same
But all's been said and done
Will we ever really close this case?
Yeah, I will always be here for you, but I could no longer stay
Still my body goes in shock every time I hear your name

I struggle
I juggle
I could just throw a line to you
But I should let sleeping dogs lie 'cause I know better, baby
I write it
Erase it
Repeat it
But what good will it do
To reopen the wound
So I take a deep breath
And I save as draft

I've heard you've done some changing
I've been rearranging
Wish that I could know, but I just don't know
Never get that time back
Fear we'd fall in old traps
Why can't we just let go
Staring at a fork in the fucking road

I struggle
I juggle
I could just throw a line to you
But I should let sleeping dogs lie 'cause I know better, baby
I write it
Erase it
Repeat it
But what good will it do
To reopen the wound




So I take a deep breath
And I save as draft

Overall Meaning

In this song, Katy Perry talks about her struggle to move on from a past relationship. The first verse shows how things have changed since the relationship ended. She used to think about her ex constantly, but now her life is so busy that she can easily move on. However, sometimes she sees his car and is reminded of him. She admits that she doesn't like change, but lately she's been unsure of what to do and has been relying on chance to make decisions.


The chorus shows Perry's struggle to communicate with her ex. She writes messages to him but then erases them, realizing that it won't do any good to reopen the emotional wound. She takes a deep breath and saves her messages as drafts instead of sending them.


In the second verse, Perry addresses her ex directly, saying that she doesn't need him to subtweet her because she's always been available. She wonders if they will ever be able to fully close the case on their relationship. She admits that even though she wants to be there for him, she can't stay and endure the pain it brings. She acknowledges that hearing his name can still affect her emotionally.


The final verse shows Perry grappling with the idea of moving on from the relationship. She's heard that her ex has changed, but she's also been changing on her own. She wishes she could know what he's thinking, but she also knows that time lost can never be regained. She's afraid of falling back into old patterns and is unsure which direction to take.


Overall, "Save as Draft" is a poignant portrayal of the inner turmoil that can come with a difficult breakup. Katy Perry's lyrics show that even though she wants to move on, she can't help but ruminate on the past and wonder what could have been. The chorus resonates with anyone who's ever written a message they didn't send or a letter they never mailed, all in a futile effort to fix something that's already broken.


Line by Line Meaning

I remember when you used to be my every other thought
I used to constantly think about you but now I'm so busy that it's easier for me to move on.


Sometimes I swear I pass your SUV on Sunset Boulevard
I think I see you when I'm driving but it could just be my mind playing tricks on me.


I don't fuck with change, but lately I've been flipping coins a lot
I'm not a fan of change but lately I've been making decisions based on chance because I'm unsure of what to do.


You don't have to subtweet me, my number's always been the same
You don't have to talk about me behind my back, my phone number hasn't changed.


But all's been said and done, will we ever really close this case?
We've already talked about everything, will we ever truly resolve this issue?


Yeah, I will always be here for you, but I could no longer stay
I'll always support you, but I had to remove myself from the situation.


Still my body goes in shock every time I hear your name
Even though I'm trying to move on, hearing your name still affects me physically.


I've heard you've done some changing, I've been rearranging
I've heard that you've changed and I've been trying to rearrange my thoughts and feelings accordingly.


Wish that I could know, but I just don't know
I wish I knew for sure what's going on, but unfortunately I don't know.


Never get that time back, fear we'd fall in old traps
I'm afraid that if we try again, we'll end up repeating the same mistakes and wasting more time.


Why can't we just let go, staring at a fork in the fucking road
I wish we could move on from this but I feel like we're at a crossroads and have to make a difficult choice.


I struggle, I juggle, I could just throw a line to you
I'm torn between reaching out to you and letting things be.


But what good will it do to reopen the wound
I know that reaching out to you again will just cause more pain.


So I take a deep breath and I save as draft
Instead of sending a message to you, I take a deep breath and save my thoughts as a draft, knowing that it's better not to send them.


I write it, erase it, repeat it
I write out my thoughts, then delete them, only to do it all over again.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: DIJON MCFARLANE, ELOF FRED KARL LOELV, KATY PERRY, LEWIS BERESFORD HUGHES, NICHOLAS VALENTINO AUDINO, NOONIE BAO

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@thisisdharana

I remember when you used to be my every other thought
But now my calendar's so full, it's easier to move on
Sometimes I swear I pass your SUV on Sunset Blvd
I don't fuck with change, but lately I've been flipping coins a lot

I struggle
I juggle
I could just throw a line to you
But I should let sleeping dogs lie 'cause I know better, baby
I write it
Erase it
Repeat it
But what good will it do
To reopen the wound
So I take a deep breath
And I save as draft

You don't have to subtweet me
My number's always been the same
But all's been said and done
Will we ever really close this case?
Yeah, I will always be here for you, but I could no longer stay
Still my body goes in shock every time I hear your name

I struggle
I juggle
I could just throw a line to you
But I should let sleeping dogs lie 'cause I know better, baby
I write it
Erase it
Repeat it
But what good will it do
To reopen the wound
So I take a deep breath
And I save as draft

I've heard you've done some changing
I've been rearranging
Wish that I could know, but I just don't know
Never get that time back
Fear we'd fall in old traps
Why can't we just let go
Staring at a fork in the fucking road

I struggle
I juggle
I could just throw a line to you
But I should let sleeping dogs lie 'cause I know better, baby
I write it
Erase it
Repeat it
But what good will it do
To reopen the wound
So I take a deep breath
And I save as draft



@mehmeteminylmaz638

"Save As Draft"

I remember when you used to be my every other thought
But now my calendar's so full, it's easier to move on
Sometimes I swear I pass your SUV on Sunset Blvd
I don't fuck with change, but lately I've been flipping coins a lot

I struggle
I juggle
I could just throw a line to you
But I should let sleeping dogs lie 'cause I know better, baby
I write it
Erase it
Repeat it
But what good will it do
To reopen the wound
So I take a deep breath
And I save as draft

You don't have to subtweet me
My number's always been the same
But all's been said and done
Will we ever really close this case?
Yeah, I will always be here for you, but I could no longer stay
Still my body goes in shock every time I hear your name

I struggle
I juggle
I could just throw a line to you
But I should let sleeping dogs lie 'cause I know better, baby
I write it
Erase it
Repeat it
But what good will it do
To reopen the wound
So I take a deep breath
And I save as draft

I've heard you've done some changing
I've been rearranging
Wish that I could know, but I just don't know
Never get that time back
Fear we'd fall in old traps
Why can't we just let go
Staring at a fork in the fucking road

I struggle
I juggle
I could just throw a line to you
But I should let sleeping dogs lie 'cause I know better, baby
I write it
Erase it
Repeat it
But what good will it do
To reopen the wound
So I take a deep breath
And I save as draft



@moonlightg7678

[Verse 1]
I remember when you used to be my every other thought
But now my calendar's so full, it's easier to move on
Sometimes I swear I pass your SUV on Sunset Boulevard
I don't fuck with change, but lately I've been flipping coins a lot

[Chorus]
I struggle
I juggle
I could just throw a line to you
But I should let sleeping dogs lie
'Cause I know better, baby
I write it
Erase it
Repeat it
But what good will it do to reopen the wound?
So I take a deep breath and I save as draft

[Verse 2]
You don't have to subtweet me
My number's always been the same
But all's been said and done
Will we ever really close this case?
Yeah, I will always be here for you, but I could no longer stay
Still my body goes in shock every time I hear your name

[Chorus]
I struggle
I juggle
I could just throw a line to you
But I should let sleeping dogs lie
'Cause I know better, baby
I write it
Erase it
Repeat it
But what good will it do to reopen the wound?
So I take a deep breath and I save as draft

[Bridge]
I've heard you've done some changing
I've been rearranging
Wish that I could know, but I just don't know
Never get that time back
Fear we'd fall in old traps
Why can't we just let go?
Staring at a fork in the fucking road

[Chorus]
I struggle
I juggle
I could just throw a line to you
But I should let sleeping dogs lie (dogs lie)
'Cause I know better, baby
I write it
Erase it
Repeat it
But what good will it do to reopen the wound?
So I take a deep breath and I save as draft



All comments from YouTube:

@Joao-lz2ry

- THINKING OF YOU
- THE ONE THAT GOT AWAY
- UNCONDITIONALLY
- BY THE GRACE OF GOD
- SAVE AS DRAFT
💚💚💚💜💜💚💜💚💜

@JackTheSwiftie

Jão Alves you forgot By the grace of God!!!

@Starza670

Jack The Swiftie Thats not really a song about a ex\past lover tho lol.

@hudsonmenne

Jão Alves yeah, Miss You More is more about a breakup/ex and in my opinion, it's the best song on the album

@Starza670

Hudson Menne I love that song so much. She's just making us all cry. 😭

@masayukiflores

Jão Alves Into Me You See too

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@DDbenkoDD

I don't care what anyone says, this album is amazing :)

@efrenrdz

Ik right

@ianphan2806

Katy said she regrets releasing this album. It was like a knife in my heart.

@yeahjow8902

@@ianphan2806 well it makes sense because this album has so many illuminati signs

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