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How to Save a Life è un brano del gruppo rock statunitense The Fray. È la title track del loro album di debutto, How to Save a Life, ed è il secondo singolo estratto. Ha raggiunto la terza posizione della classifica dei singoli statunitense ed è rimasta in classifica per 58 settimane consecutive. La canzone ha avuto 2 000 000 di download ed ha vinto due dischi di platino. Inoltre è stata nominata come migliore performance musicale di un gruppo ai Grammy Award nel 2007, riconoscimento andato poi a Dani California dei Red Hot Chili Peppers.
La canzone è stata la prima del gruppo ad ottenere una certà popolarità al di fuori degli Stati Uniti, entrando nella top 5 in Australia, Irlanda, Svezia, e Regno Unito. Nel Regno Unito è stato uno dei singoli più venduti del 2007

[CAPOTASTO +3] SOL RE Step one you say we need to talk MIm RE SOL He walks you say sit down it’s just a talk RE MIm7 He smiles politely back at you RE SOL You stare politely right on through RE MIm7 Some sort of window to your right RE SOL As he goes left and you stay right RE MIm7 Between the lines of fear and blame RE And you begin to wonder why you came DO RE MIm Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend SOL RE Somewhere along in the bitterness DO RE MIm And I would have stayed up with you all night SOL RE SOL Had I known how to save a life SOL RE Let him know that you know best MIm7 RE Cause after all you do know best SOL RE Try to slip past his defense MIm7 RE Without granting innocence SOL RE MIm7 Lay down a list of what is wrong RE The things you’ve told him all along SOL RE And pray to God he hears you MIm7 RE And pray to God he hears you DO RE MIm Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend SOL RE Somewhere along in the bitterness DO RE MIm And I would have stayed up with you all night SOL RE SOL Had I known how to save a life SOL RE As he begins to raise his voice MIm7 RE SOL You lower yours and grant him one last choice RE Drive until you lose the road MIm7 RE Or break with the ones you’ve followed SOL RE He will do one of two things MIm7 RE He will admit to everything SOL RE Or he’ll say he’s just not the same MIm7 RE And you’ll begin to wonder why you came DO RE MIm Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend SOL RE Somewhere along in the bitterness DO RE MIm And I would have stayed up with you all night SOL RE SOL Had I known how to save a life DO RE MIm Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend SOL RE Somewhere along in the bitterness DO RE MIm And I would have stayed up with you all night SOL RE SOL Had I known how to save a life DO RE MIm Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend SOL RE Somewhere along in the bitterness DO RE MIm And I would have stayed up with you all night SOL RE SOL Had I known how to save a life DO RE MIm Where did I go wrong, I lost a friend SOL RE Somewhere along in the bitterness DO RE MIm And I would have stayed up with you all night SOL RE SOL Had I known how to save a life