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
Page last updated: 15 Jan 2012
SAVE MY LOVE is a Bruce Springsteen song that was released in November 2010 on
The Promise, an album of previously-unreleased songs from the Darkness On The Edge Of
Town recording sessions. The above lyrics are for that officially released studio version of
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
Bruce Springsteen's official website.
On 26 Nov 2010 (Black Friday), SAVE MY LOVE was released on Columbia Records on
single that's exclusive to independent music stores. The B-side is BECAUSE THE NIGHT, another
track culled from The Promise. The single has catalogue number 88697 81140 7.
SAVE MY LOVE was distributed to radio stations on 1-track promo-only CD-Rs in the U.S., Europe
(Holland), and UK. None of these has a catalogue number.
SAVE MY LOVE was also released on a France-only promotional CD single given
away exclusively with copies of an all-Springsteen special issue of domestic music magazine
"Les Inrockuptibles", published on 27 Nov 2010. The 2-track CD5 also includes BECAUSE THE NIGHT,
another track culled from The Promise. The single, issued under the France Inter label,
has no catalogue number and comes in a black-and-white cardboard picture sleeve.
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
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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 is mixed by Bob Clearmountain.
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
SAVE MY LOVE was performed off-tour on 04 and 05 Nov 2010 and 03 and 04 Nov
2011 at Soldiers And Sailors Memorial Hall in Pittsburgh, PA, when Bruce Springsteen appeared at
Joe Grushecky and the Houserockers concerts. The song was played with Joe Grushecky & The
Houserockers. See the live 05 Nov 2010 version for more
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 to promote the
release of The Promise: The Darkness On The Edge Of Town Story box set. The song was
played with Steven Van Zandt, Roy Bittan, and The Roots. See the
live 16 Nov 2010 version for more details.
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band performed SAVE MY LOVE three times on
07 Dec 2010 during a gig in front of a small crowd at Carousel House in Asbury Park, NJ. The gig
was videotaped for a future webcast, but none of three takes of the song was included in the
webcast. In a Backstreets.com review,
Flynn McLean wrote: "There was a noticeable shift in Bruce for 'Save My Love.' Whether it was the
joy in the song or the confidence he had from having performed it three times in concert already,
'Showman Bruce' emerged, as he jumped on the drum riser at the end of the first take. Before the
second, he told the fans behind Max to come out on the 'stage' once he jumped on the riser. And at
that moment, the video shoot became a show, with Bruce allowing himself to feed off the crowd."
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04 Nov 2010 at Soldiers And Sailors Memorial Hall And Museum, Pittsburgh, PA (with Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers)
03 Nov 2011 at Soldiers And Sailors Memorial Hall And Museum, Pittsburgh, PA (with Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers)
04 Nov 2011 at Soldiers And Sailors Memorial Hall And Museum, Pittsburgh, PA (with Joe Grushecky and The Houserockers)
Since 2002, Springsteen has been playing 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 at The Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ, backed by Bobby Bandiera
and his band.
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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), and
fourteenth (2014) annual Light Of Day benefits. The song was played with Joe Grushecky and The
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15 Jan 2011 at Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ (during the eleventh annual Light Of Day benefit)
14 Jan 2012 at Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ (during the twelfth annual Light Of Day benefit)
18 Jan 2014 at Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, NJ (during the fourteenth annual Light Of Day benefit)
As far as it's known, no artist has recorded and released Bruce Springsteen's
SAVE MY LOVE.
List of available versions of SAVE MY LOVE on this website: