How to Save a Life (4:32)

Cover of Grey's Anatomy Original Soundtrack

From Grey's Anatomy Original Soundtrack and 70 other releases

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.


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  • derya-ran

    Nice Songs ^-^

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  • JeanetteGall

    It's lovely ! *.*

    17 Feb 4:20pm Reply
  • GKLoves1D

    One of my fave songs by them<3

    22 Jan 11:52pm Reply
  • userabc123

    like 50% of the world will be depressed by

    22 Nov 2013 Reply
  • TheBlackSwan99

    this song always make me think of scrubs :)

    14 Nov 2013 Reply
  • toto47

    Love this song!

    6 Sep 2013 Reply
  • nygal28

    Yep, JackLksMacarana - I feel exactly the same way and I love them even more after buying "Scars & Stories" :-)

    19 Aug 2013 Reply
  • JackLksMacarana

    So beautiful. This had it set in stone for me and I am sure many others that I was a fan of the fray just from hearing this I knew I'd love them forever!

    30 Jul 2013 Reply
  • Shyrali

    Kind of breaks my heart every time I hear this song, but I really love it.

    25 Jul 2013 Reply
  • JackLksMacarana

    This is an awesome song.

    7 Jul 2013 Reply
  • sarah_bauer_148

    This song is simultaneously awesome and ruins my day every time I hear it.

    18 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Burning666prg

    Usualy it's hard to remember any melody or lyrics from such a mainstream lullabies but my wife listens to this song so frequently that I even started to hate it!

    30 Apr 2013 Reply
  • molly_jay

    memories <3

    24 Apr 2013 Reply
  • sharv11

    There are no words to describe how this makes me feel...I miss you endlessly dear son...Vinny you actually got me so hooked on Scrubs & I love/hate the episode this is on...meanwhile till we meet again someday, there is Scrubs & & beautiful memories of you... <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3

    23 Apr 2013 Reply
  • RianGate

    Hey, i'm newcomer. I just want to hear the song without video. Have any idea?

    8 Apr 2013 Reply
  • s6_al

    Nice song. :)

    5 Apr 2013 Reply
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  • miley4star

    love the piano!

    18 Mar 2013 Reply
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  • Real_man

    'You know what's right and wrong.' Enough said.

    27 Jan 2013 Reply
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