Saturday-Saving Grace

Wherever I am welcome is where I’ll be …

Saturday,” Marc Broussard
Saturday Afternoon,” Green
Saturday as Usual,” Bright Eyes
Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting,” Elton John
Saturday Sun,” Crowded House
Savage,” Eurythmics
Save Me,” Aimee Mann
Save Me,” Marc Broussard
Save Me,” Queen
“Saved,” The Mighty Clouds of Joy
“Saving Grace,” Aaron Neville
Saving Grace,” Crash Kings

The Mighty Clouds of Joy and Aaron Neville tracks are both Dylan covers from the tribute album Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs of Bob Dylan. You can get a taste of it on YouTube here.

And a big thank you to pussnbootsification for uploading video from a 1988 Green concert. See also: “I’m Not at Home,” “Up All Night” and one of my very favorite songs, “I Know, I Know.” “I know, I know,” is something we say when we don’t know what else to say — when it seems there is nothing else to say. It’s an attempt at consolation when there isn’t really any consolation we can offer. “I Know, I Know” works as a song because Jeff Lescher sings it as though he might make such consolation meaningful by sheer force of will. That’s probably impossible, but it’s really something to hear him try.

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  • Tonio

    After 10 years, Remy Zero’s “Save Me” is permanently etched on my brain. The singing and guitar work sound like more atmospheric versions of U2.

  • “Saturday Groovers” Robyn Hitchcock
    “Saturn Return” REM
    “Savage Rhythm” The Mills Blue Rhythm Band
    “Save a Prayer” Duran Duran
    “Save it for a Rainy Day” The Jayhawks
    “Save it Pretty Mama” Louis Armstrong and his Savoy Ballroom Five
    “Save Me” KD Lang
    “Save Your Breath” Scotland Yard Gospel Choir
    “Save Your Day” Jose Gonzales

  • Anonymous

    Don’t give us none of your aggravation
    We’ve had it with your Death Star plans

    All I have here is “Save Yourself“, Stabbing Westward.

  • Theo

    Not much here.

    The Saturday Boy – Billy Bragg
    Saturday Night – Bay City Rollers
    Saturday Night in the City of the Dead – Ultravox
    Save It For Later – the Beat
    Saved – Bob Dylan
    Saving Grace – Bob Dylan

    Narrowly missed out on a few of my favourites, like various versions of “A Satisfied Mind” not to mention the Louvin Brothers’ Satan Is Real.

  • Anonymous

    Not much in this range (and no common ones with Fred)

    “Saturday Morning” – Eels
    “Saucy Jack” – Spinal Tap
    “Save It For Later” – Pete Townshend

  • picklefactory

    “Saturday,” Yo La Tengo
    “Saturday,” Marumari
    “Saturday Night Worldcup Fieber,” Mouse on Mars
    “Saturn,” Stevie Wonder
    “Saturnray,” Blevin Blectum
    “Satyam Shivam Sundaram,” Thievery Corporation
    “Save Me,” Jem
    “Save Me,” Public Image Ltd.
    “Save Me from What I Want,” St. Vincent
    “Save the Children,” Marvin Gaye
    “Save Yourself,” Aesop Rock
    “Saved,” Devendra Banhart
    “Saving All My Love for You,” Tom Waits
    “Saving Grace,” The Cranberries

    Can’t believe I don’t have the Queen one…

  • So, I have a little more depth in this range than in some others:

    Satan is my Motor – Cake
    Satori – Roderigo y Gabriella (this is a seriously cool duo; you should check them out.)
    Saudades De Manezehino Araujo – Forro in the Dark
    Save the Last Dance For Me – Vince Gilbert
    Save The Planet – The Tragically Hip
    Save This House – Spirit of the West

  • Daughter

    OT, but I thought you might find this article interesting: My 52 Weeks of Worship

  • “Saturday Night,” David Francey
    “Saturday Night,” Don Rich & The Buckaroos
    “Saturday Night in Oak Grove, Louisiana,” Tony Joe White
    “Save Me,” Aretha Franklin
    “Save Me,” The Subdudes
    “Save My Soul,” The Mother Truckers
    “Save the Last Dance for Me,” Buck Owens
    “Save the Last Dance for Me,” Emmylou Harris
    “Save the Last Kiss for Me,” Jean Knight
    “Save Your Loving,” Foghat

  • I finally have one that fits, and no one else does!!!  Whoo hoo!

    Tom Paxton — Saturday Night — no video, only lyrics.  But “Tom Paxton #6” is available from iTunes — I gotta get it.

  • Amaryllis

    I guess most of what we said was always somewhere between the lines.

    Satyam, Shivam, Sundaram – Sheila Chandra
    Saut du Lapin – The Homespun Ceilidh Band
    Save Everything – Lisa Moscatiello

  • Saturday In The Park — Chicago
    Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting — Elton John
    Saturday Night (Is The Loneliest Night In The Week) — Frank Sinatra
    Save It For Me — Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons
    Save The Last Dance For Me — Emmylou Harris
    Save The Life Of My Child — Simon & Garfunkel
    Saved By The Music — The Moody Blues

  • Jonathan Pinyan

    Drivin’ through the desert I met a man, who told me ’bout his crazy plan / He’d been walking there for twenty days, he was gonna walk on for twenty more

    Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy – Big & Rich
    Save Me – Dave Matthews
    Save Me – Dexter Freebish
    Save Me – Jem
    Save Tonight – Eagle Eye Cherry
    Save Yourself – Sense Field

  • Saturday Afternoon Plans – I Am Robot and Proud
    Saturday Come Slow – Massive Attack
    Saturday in the Park – Chicago
    Saturday Morning Cartoons – Rachel Kiel
    Saturday Passage – Readymade
    Saturday Sun – Crowded House
    Saturn Return – R.E.M.
    Save Me – Aimee Mann
    Save Me – Joan As Police Woman
    Save Me Dear – Ghostface Killah
    Save the Saveables – Walter Schreifels

  • Ganimed

    Saturday Come Slow – Massive Attack
    Saturn Return – REM
    Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age – Holst
    Saturnine – The Smashing Pumpkins (two different versions)
    Savage – Judas Priest
    Savage Sea – The Pop Group
    Save Me – The Jesus and Mary Chain
    Save the House – The Red Krayola