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Unwritten Law – Save Me lyrics

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    In general, this song speaks to me as being the ballad of someone who knows they're not OK, but is beyond caring. They scream to the listener, most likely a lover, that they "can't save [them." The next lyric, "You can't change me," can then reveals that the speaker has taken this sickness, this brokeness, as just a part of who they are. Although as the speaker is singing he has stopped caring that he is unwell, we know this wasn't always the case. At least at one point he reached out for help, but the "prescription" he was given didn't help. The most disturbing part of the piece, aside from the speaker's resignation of his own destruction (indicated by the part where he's kept out of heaven), is how he seems to even celebrate and embrace his condition. He's not happy per se ("everything's my fault," "I'm useless, lazy"), but he's not only at peace with his unhappiness, but seems to oddly find some kind of joy from it, as shown by him being kept out of heaven for "having too much fun" and the overall joyful mood of the song.
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