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
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.
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.
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 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.
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):
Disc 2 (2-CD format):
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 versions of SAVE MY LOVE were also officially released:
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.
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.
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.
As far as it's known, only two artists have recorded and released Bruce Springsteen's SAVE MY LOVE.
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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List of available versions of SAVE MY LOVE on this website:SAVE MY LOVE [Official studio version]