Save Me San Francisco

Album: Save Me San Francisco (2009)
Charted: 75

Songfacts®:

  • This is the title track from California rock band Train's fifth studio album. It was their first release for nearly four years. Lead guitarist Jimmy Stafford told Billboard magazine that he considers Save Me San Francisco, "a comeback record... It's kind of like we're re-introducing the band to everybody. We have to go out there and win back our core fans and also expand our audience with new fans." He added: "We just wanted to get back to our roots on this record. We wanted to do things a little more stripped-down like our first album and get back to the whole San Francisco vibe, which is were the band originally came from. And it's working out great. We've got the same energy and excitement that we had on the first album. Everybody's just on the same page and really excited."
  • Stafford told The Huffington Post: "When I heard Pat's demo of 'Save Me, San Francisco,' I really got goose bumps, I felt like it was a really impressive hit song. I love the chorus so much, you know, with that gospel singer vibe. It had a Stones attitude, like a loose kind of f--- off rock song. Lyrically, it's a good pop song, but as a whole, it has a good groove and is really fun to play."

Comments: 2

  • Robin from Bolton, United KingdomI fell in love with this after hearing it on KFOG SF. The Alcatraz merlot mentioned in the song is in fact made in Australia.
  • Joaquin from San Francisco, Cathis is such an amazing song!!!! I am from San Francisco and it will always be my home
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Gilby Clarke

Gilby ClarkeSongwriter Interviews

The Guns N' Roses rhythm guitarist in the early '90s, Gilby talks about the band's implosion and the side projects it spawned.

Grunge Bands Quiz

Grunge Bands QuizMusic Quiz

If the name Citizen Dick means anything to you, there's a chance you'll get some of these right.

Kevin Godley

Kevin GodleySongwriter Interviews

Kevin Godley talks about directing classic videos for The Police, U2 and Duran Duran, and discusses song and videos he made with 10cc and Godley & Creme.

History Of Rock

History Of RockSong Writing

An interview with Dr. John Covach, music professor at the University of Rochester whose free online courses have become wildly popular.

Adam Duritz of Counting Crows

Adam Duritz of Counting CrowsSongwriter Interviews

"Mr. Jones" took on new meaning when the song about a misguided view of fame made Adam famous.

80s Video Director Jay Dubin

80s Video Director Jay DubinSong Writing

Billy Joel and Hall & Oates hated making videos, so they chose a director with similar contempt for the medium. That was Jay Dubin, and he has a lot to say on the subject.