Save Me from Myself


  • This is the first single from Wonder, the 22nd album released by American Contemporary Christian music singer-songwriter Michael W. Smith. In this song Smith acknowledges that the temptations are ever present for a Christian. During his troubled teen years Smith found himself giving in to temptation easily as he gravitated toward alcohol and substance abuse. Finally, in November 1979, he suffered a nervous breakdown that led to his recommitment to Jesus Christ.
  • The song was written by Lau Højen, Søren Balsner and Morten Thorhauge of the Danish electronic rock band Carpark North and was included on their 2008 album, Grateful. Released as a single it reached #12 in the Danish singles chart.
  • Said Smith: "This is a great song, and I can say that 'cause I didn't write it. My son, Ryan, introduced me to it, and I just lit up when I heard it. That was over a year and a half ago, and I'm still not tired of listening to the song. That really set the tone for the whole album, And the whole bridge—man, what a ride. It actually just reminded me of me a little bit—very, very pop but sort of taking a left turn on the bridge. These writers are awesome, and I'm really grateful that they like the song the way we cut it." (Source


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