Why Didn't You Save Me?

from by Chris von Sneidern

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Why Didn't You Save Me?

Why didn't you save me?
Why didn't you take my hand, and make me understand

Why couldn’t you touch me, a simple act to love me
I never knew what to do, what to trust, or whom
I assumed I didn’t deserve it and too shy to mind

Why couldn’t you keep it, keep it all together
A little boy who needs his dad, something you never had
I’ve hidden it deep inside, now it’s something I cannot hide

Why couldn’t you stay with me, protect and pray for me
They babysat me after school and drowned me in the pool
They fished me out, but I know what this joke’s about
I was a little guy, couldn’t defend myself
Shouldn’t be expected to do it myself, I needed your help

Why didn't you save me?
Why didn't you save me?
Why didn't you keep an eye, keep me away from that guy
Why didn’t you hold me, instead ignore and scold me
Fear and shame and guilt is how I’m built

Why didn’t you see me, what it’s like to be me
Like a mirror reflecting you, repeating the things you do

Why couldn’t I save you, why couldn’t I save you?
Why couldn’t I make you smile, entertain you all the while

Why couldn’t you save me?
Why couldn’t you save me?
Why didn't you save me?


from Emerge, released July 27, 2019
Nelson Bragg - percussion
Kevin Jarvis - drums
Robert Lloyd - mandolin
Prairie Prince - drums
Chris von Sneidern - bass, keyboards, guitar, vocals, producer mixer


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Chris von Sneidern San Francisco, California

Chris von Sneidern (CvS) is a San Francisco-based singer/songwriter and recording artist with thirteen critically acclaimed, self-produced albums. CvS has entertained audiences with his music in Japan, Spain, and throughout the UK and USA. He owns and operates a commercial recording studio in San Francisco. ... more

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