SAVE MY LOVE

Official studio version


Now there's something coming through the air that softly reminds me
Tonight I'll park out on the hill and wait until they find me
Here slipping through the ether, a voice is coming through
So keep me in your heart tonight and I'll save my love for you

So turn up your radio and darling dial me in close
We're riding on the airwaves and we're traveling coast to coast
Over river and highway your voice comes clear and true
Though we're far apart tonight, I'll save my love for you

Hold me in your arms and our doubts won't break us
If we open up our hearts, love won't forsake us
Let's let the music take us and carry us home

There's a prayer coming through the air like a shot straight through my heart
Tearing open the evening sky, tearing me apart
Now I'll ride that signal down the line till I'm home again with you
So turn up your radio and I'll save my love for you
Turn up your radio and I'll save my love for you


Info

SAVE MY LOVE is a song written by Bruce Springsteen and released on his 2010 album The Promise. The above lyrics are for that officially released studio version of SAVE MY LOVE as released on The Promise.

Single

The release of The Promise was officially announced on 26 Aug 2010. Simultaneously, the previously unreleased/unheard song SAVE MY LOVE was made available, streaming online on Bruce Springsteen's official website. The song was distributed to radio stations on 1-track promo-only CD-Rs and was also released on limited 7-inch vinyl and CD singles.

Bruce Springsteen -- Save My Love (USA single, front)
Bruce Springsteen -- Save My Love

CD-R single - Columbia (no catalog number) - USA, 2010

1-track promotional CD-R, comes in a stickered cardboard sleeve.

01- SAVE MY LOVE
Bruce Springsteen -- Save My Love (UK single, front)
Bruce Springsteen -- Save My Love

CD-R single - Columbia (no catalog number) - UK, 2010

1-track promotional CD-R, comes in a clear plastic sleeve with insert and info sticker on the back.

01- SAVE MY LOVE
Bruce Springsteen -- Save My Love (Holland single, front)
Bruce Springsteen -- Save My Love

CD-R single - Sony Music (no catalog number) - Holland, 2010

1-track promotional CD-R, comes in a slimline jewel case with picture insert.

01- SAVE MY LOVE
Bruce Springsteen -- Save My Love (USA single, front sleeve)
Bruce Springsteen -- Save My Love

7-inch single - Columbia (88697 81140 7) - USA, 2010

Limited edition single sold in North America exclusively at independent stores that participated in the 1st annual "Black Friday Record Store Day" campaign (26 Nov 2010).

A1- SAVE MY LOVE
B1- BECAUSE THE NIGHT
Bruce Springsteen -- 2 Titres Exclusifs (France single, front)
Bruce Springsteen -- 2 Titres Exclusifs

CD single - France Inter (no catalog number) - France, 2010

France-only promotional single given away exclusively with copies of an all-Springsteen special issue of domestic music magazine Les Inrockuptibles, published on 27 Nov 2010. Comes in a black-and-white cardboard picture sleeve.

01- BECAUSE THE NIGHT
02- SAVE MY LOVE

Music Video

On 01 Nov 2010, a promotional music video for SAVE MY LOVE was released on The New York Times' website. Directed by Thom Zimny, the video incorporates live onstage and studio footage from the Darkness On The Edge Of Town era, as well as 2010 footage of Springsteen recording the song in studio. Several film clips from the 08 Jul 1978 show in Phoenix, AZ can be seen in the music video.


The Promise

The Promise is a Bruce Springsteen album that was released on 16 Nov 2010 as part of The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story box set, and separately as a 2-CD set. The album was also issued on a limited edition 3-LP set pressed on 180-gram vinyl.

Bruce Springsteen -- The Promise (album cover art)
Bruce Springsteen -- The Promise (album cover art)

The Promise is a collection of 22 previously-unreleased songs from the Darkness On The Edge Of Town recording sessions. Depending on their level of completion back in 1977-1978, some were only remastered, some were overdubbed with 2010 vocals or music, and some were completely re-recorded in 2010. The album was mixed by Bob Clearmountain.

Disc 1 (2-CD format):

  1. RACING IN THE STREET ('78)
  2. GOTTA GET THAT FEELING
  3. OUTSIDE LOOKING IN
  4. SOMEDAY (WE'LL BE TOGETHER)
  5. ONE WAY STREET
  6. BECAUSE THE NIGHT
  7. WRONG SIDE OF THE STREET
  8. THE BROKENHEARTED
  9. RENDEZVOUS
  10. CANDY'S BOY

Disc 2 (2-CD format):

  1. SAVE MY LOVE
  2. AIN'T GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU
  3. FIRE
  4. SPANISH EYES
  5. IT'S A SHAME
  6. COME ON (LET'S GO TONIGHT)
  7. TALK TO ME
  8. THE LITTLE THINGS (MY BABY DOES)
  9. BREAKAWAY
  10. THE PROMISE
  11. CITY OF NIGHT - THE WAY

Notes:

Circulating Studio Versions

The 22 tracks found on The Promise are "from the 'Darkness' recording sessions" as stated on the press release, but SAVE MY LOVE was re-recorded prior to the release of the album, in summer 2010. Springsteen writes in his Thoughts On The Promise And Darkness On The Edge Of Town essay from The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story box set that the version of SAVE MY LOVE released on The Promise was recorded in 2010. The above lyrics are for that re-recorded version of the song.

Though the essay states that SAVE MY LOVE was written in 1977, video footage of Springsteen rehearsing the song with the band at his residence in Holmdel, NJ in 1976 was released in 2010 on Thrill Hill Vault 1976-1978, a DVD that's included in The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story box set. See the official studio rehearsal version for more details.

Other Official Releases

Other versions of SAVE MY LOVE were also officially released:

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band -- Thrill Hill Vault 1976-1978 (DVD cover art)
The official studio rehearsal version of SAVE MY LOVE was released on the Thrill Hill Vault 1976-1978 home video in 2010.

Live History

SAVE MY LOVE was performed off-tour on 16 Nov 2010 at 30 Rockefeller Center in New York City, NY, during a TV appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. The song was played with Steven Van Zandt, Roy Bittan, and The Roots. See the live 16 Nov 2010 version for more details.

SAVE MY LOVE was performed off-tour on 07 Dec 2010 at Carousel House in Asbury Park, NJ, during the taping of the "Songs From The Promise" webcast. The song was played three time.

Bruce Springsteen appeared at a total of six Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers concerts at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum in Pittsburgh, PA, in 2010, 2011, and 2014. SAVE MY LOVE was performed on 04 Nov 2010, 05 Nov 2010, 03 Nov 2011, 04 Nov 2011, and 23 May 2014. The song was played in a full-band arrangement. See the live 05 Nov 2010 version for more details.

  1. 04 Nov 2010 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
  2. 05 Nov 2010 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
  3. 03 Nov 2011 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
  4. 04 Nov 2011 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, Pittsburgh, PA
  5. 23 May 2014 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hall & Museum, Pittsburgh, PA

Between 2002 and 2011, Bruce Springsteen played private benefit shows for schools and colleges that his kids attended — Rumson Country Day School of Rumson, NJ, and Ranney School of Tinton Falls, NJ, and Boston College of Chestnut Hill, MA. SAVE MY LOVE was performed at one of these fundraisers, on 29 Jan 2011 in Asbury Park, NJ, backed by Bobby Bandiera and his band.

  1. 29 Jan 2011 at The Stone Pony, Asbury Park, NJ (during a private fundraiser for Ranney School)

SAVE MY LOVE was performed during the eleventh (2011), twelfth (2012), fourteenth (2014), and fifteenth (2015) annual Light Of Day benefits. The song was played with Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers.

  1. 15 Jan 2011 at Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ (during the eleventh annual Light Of Day benefit)
  2. 14 Jan 2012 at Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ (during the twelfth annual Light Of Day benefit)
  3. 18 Jan 2014 at Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ (during the fourteenth annual Light Of Day benefit)
  4. 17 Jan 2015 at Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ (during the fifteenth annual Light Of Day benefit)

Covers

As far as it's known, only two artists have recorded and released Bruce Springsteen's SAVE MY LOVE.

Nude Beach -- Live At Gunthers
Nude Beach -- Live At Gunthers

MC - Life On An Island (L0i-38) - USA, 2011

This is a live album.
Sergio Gisbert -- Loose Ends: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen's 78-80 Era
Sergio Gisbert -- Loose Ends: A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen's 78-80 Era

CD - no label (no catalog number) - Spain, 2014

This is a Bruce Springsteen tribute album.

Credits / References

Thanks Antonio Lacalamita and Jake (ol'catfishinthelake at BTX and Greasy Lake) for the corrections.

Scans and info for most of the above releases are taken from the Lost In The Flood website.

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Available Versions

List of available versions of SAVE MY LOVE on this website:

SAVE MY LOVE [Official studio version]
SAVE MY LOVE [Official studio rehearsal version]
SAVE MY LOVE [Live 05 Nov 2010 version]
SAVE MY LOVE [Live 16 Nov 2010 version]

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