How To Save A Life Uke tab by The Fray

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Step one you say we need to talk
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He walks you say sit down it s just a talk
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He smiles politely back at you
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You stare politely right on through
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Some sort of window to your right
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As he goes left and you stay right
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Between the lines of fear and blame
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And you begin to wonder why you came

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Where did I go wrong I lost a friend
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Somewhere along in the bitterness
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And I would have stayed up with you all night
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Had I known how to save a life


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About this song

Influenced by a boy that Isaac Slade, lead singer, met while working as a mentor at a camp for troubled teens. According to Slade, the song is about all the people who attempted to help this troubled boy but were unsuccessful.