Save Me


“Save Me” features Jeff Martin playing guitar with violin bow (not unlike Jimmy Page) by setting the height of the strings to mimic a violin. The song was written in 1991, and was first recorded for The Tea Party’s eponymous album. Jeff Martin has said it is an apology to women and to their treatment by men.

“One Canadian magazine, reviewing a Tea Party gig noted ‘(the band) then went into their power show number “Save Me”. Through an accomplished and strongly delivered vocal arrangement and many different interwoven song parts, all on top of cultured yet heavy guitar the band really hit its focus. The spirituality within the band came out in this song as they hushed down about eight minutes in and broke into Daniel Lanois’ “The Maker”, and then into Hendrix’s “Third Stone From the Sun”. They were stunning musical maneuvers…” ~ Jeff Martin

A semi-acoustic version with hurdy-gurdy, electric guitar, Indian tambura, shekere and goblet drums was recorded in August 1995 at Studio Morin Heights (Morin Heights) for Alhambra, but appears as a B-side on the “Release” single and the European Triptych Special Tour Edition 2000 album.


Save Me

I must leave you tonight my love
Remain so faithfully
I must go off to war my dear
The kings await me
I will go so far away
I will always love you
But you knew

I regret to tell you
Your man has died tonight
He was a brave man
He fought a brave fight
He was killed by the other side
He was killed by the other men’s knives
She said save me

Why must you love this man
He is your brother This is easy to understand my son
There is no other
I cannot pretend to love this man
Like my father
I cannot pretend
Mother there is no other

When there is no truth
Let’s end this lie tonight
This is easy to understand
Without your best fight
But I see a new sun
Rising in the east
She said save me
Save you

Fetautured Live Version

Save Me
Taken from Toledo, Frankie’s Canada, September 16, 1994


Save Me

Official video clip for A Certian Slant Of Light
Please note: the video is taken from the Illuminations DVD, which comes with a remixed sound.

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Band Video commentary:

Save Me Single releases


1. Save Me (Edit) 5:49
2. Save Me 6:35
3. The River (Remastered) 5:44

Canadian Promo CD

Save Me

EMI Canada – CDPRO 801
CD Single

Notes: Promo Only – w/ info-sticker
front and back picture sleeve
[ Jewel Box – standard ]