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

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Written by: Isaac Slade, Joseph King

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I know: At the very moment I'm writing these sentences, there are already 82,012 comments to this video. I might be too late, because no one ever will read this. But I have to do this. For my brother.

13 years ago, I was 17, my oldest brother just got 30. (Disclaimer: I was always the little brother, of course. Always too young to hang out with the friends of my older "cooler" brothers.)
But when I got 16/17 he accepted me as a real man. Brother. "semi-mature"-guy.
From 2005 to 2007 we did a lot of things together. He invited me to his home. When he did this the first time, it was one of the proudest moments of my life. Hanging out with the real dudes. Wow. You can't imagine how proud I felt. :)

In 2007 my brother had to go the doctor. He had breathing problems. Long story short:
He was diagnosed with lung cancer. Incurable. His lung cancer was so "rare", even doctors from the US (Hopkins Medicine School? I'm not really sure) wanted to analyze his illness. (I swear: This is no bragging. This is just the truth and extremely sad.)

He knew that he will die. We all knew. In the last months he made the best out of it. We both did. We played a lot of guitar and sang together. And so the circle is complete. :)

The last song we played together was this one here. We both sang. And I played the guitar.
I think we did it roundabout 25 times. We stopped because we had to smoke.
Yeah, he had lung cancer. He shouldn't smoke of course.
But in his last days he didn't care.

Nevertheless, after the last repetition of the song and when we smoked the last cigarrette: I cried as fuck. He didn't. He was so strong and happy that we shared these last "drunken moments" together.

We made the best of these last days. And now: After 13 years I can finally write about it.
I love you, my brother. And I will never forget you. I promise.

Jani, mach's gut. Ich liebe dich.

Please folks, I don't need a like/thumbsup/whatever.
But please dot it for my brother. So that maybe some other people will read this and give a little smile to my brother in heaven.

Love you!


And: Thank you, The Fray!


(Sorry: I'm not a native speaker. Here are definitely a lot of grammar/vocabulary fails in the text.)



Frost Burnfeather

[Verse 1]
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

[Chorus]
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

[Verse 2]
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

[Chorus]
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

[Verse 3]
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]
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

[Refrain]
How to save a life
How to save a life

[Chorus]
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

[Outro]
How to save a life
How to save a life



Justine Argoncillo

• how to save a life by the fray
• i always wanna die sometimes by the 1975
• trying my best by anson seabra
• be alright by dean lewis
• someone by michael schulte
• heard u crying by michaek schulte
• i cant carry this anymore by anson seabra
• say something by kodaline
• heavy by linkin park
• iridescent by linkin park
• save myself by ed sheeran
• one more light by linkin park
• if i die young by the band perry

i hope this could help. i think this is the only way i could help u ghais. why am i sharing these to u? bcs i wanted u to know that through this song, ure not fighting in this battle alone. i know what ure feeling ryt now, and i understand ur pain. i understand, believe me, i do.

ps, if ud like to recommend me a song, i would rlly appreciate it.



Cringe Comicals

Dec 14, 2020
04:37am
I didnt physically lost a friend, but I emotionally and spiritually did. My vent isn't important, but i just want to let it out in some way...

Just the typical getting ghosted and blocked by a really good friend and moping over them... but i just don't know what to do or how to feel. I know these things happen and all friends come and go, but this friend was a very unique and special friend to me and they held a special place in my heart. But the moment they blocked me on everything, it felt like a part of me died,,, like everything we been through together and moments we cherished and conversations we held... vanished and its as if it never occurred...

i dont even know what i did wrong. I just told them if they wanted to still be friends, and that was the end of that.. poof

I feel a little shattered and betrayed by this and their choice, but i fully understand and respect their decision and I wish them well and hope they are happier now. I just gotta, find something to cope and not think about them, to be strong and move on...

Anyways, if you read it all the way through, then i thank you for your time. Sorry for this, I just need to get it out there.



Random_insomniac

Im here listening to try to save my own life.
its hard sometimes but i hold on from the fear of causing pain to the people around me by commiting suicide.
i fight my own pain to keep the ones i love from feeling it.
because i know while killing myself would solve my problems, it would cause so many for others and i could never do that to them.





if you are going through the same thing, try to hold on a bit longer because there is at least one person that cares about you.
if no one else is there for you, i am.



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Nudah

wasn't depressed until i heard this

Girlpower648

😂😂😂

CHAMP 4 CHRIST NATION TV MUSIC

always remember God loves you blessings to you Nudah.

tyler soto

Same here

Jãmës

now you say that... i realise it’s true for me too :(

Isaac Chavez

I know right you think about yourself and than than you realize you aren't the only one going thru the same shit, shit happens...... We get through it!

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Darcio Fernandes

Hi everyone,
Following my post 10 months ago.
I would like to say I've beaten the cancer for the moment, following the forequarter amputation in February :)
Thank you all for your prayers as they were what kept me strong and gave me the stamina to go on in life :)
Love you all ❤️

Noch Po

I hope for your continued victory, fine warrior. May you continue to win again and again. Keep fighting.

Duke Gibson

RIP guy.

Elizabeth Wallace

@Darcio Fernandes I'm ok, Darcio, thank you. Forgot you? Come on, now! I think of u & pray for you every day! I'm glad to see you looking forward, always a good sign. You've done so well, Darcio! I admire ur optimism & faith in our dear Lord.✝️ I'm feeling low. It always happens when we get our eyes off of Jesus. & i have lately, sadly. BTW I live in Michigan! I want to see you this summer! I'm surrounded by Great Lakes! 🏖️

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