Save Me a Place

Don’t know why I have to work
Don’t know why I can’t play
Turn me off, turn me out
But don’t turn me away

Save me a place
I’ll come running if you love me today

Don’t know why I have to go
Don’t know why I can’t stay
Guess I want to be alone
And I guess I need to be amazed

Save me a place
I’ll come running if you love me today
I’ll come running if you love me today

(Lindsey Buckingham) © 1979 Now Sounds Music (ASCAP)

“Save Me a Place” was released as the b-side to “Think about Me,” which was the third single from Tusk. In Peru, the song title was translated into Spanish as “Guardame un Lugar.”

About the Song

In complete contrast to “The Ledge,” this Lindsey’s tenderest song on the album, and one of his tenderest ever.

Lindsey: “Stevie and I had compartmentalized our emotions in order to [get throughRumours], lived in denial. Same with Christine and John. None of us had the luxury of distance to get closure. You get to Tusk and there’s a real aggressive attitude in a lot of the songs from me. But “Save Me a Place” is one where, late at night, you reflect on the vulnerability underneath that. It’s about a feeling that’s been laid off to one side and maybe not been fully dealt with, sadness and a sense of loss. There’s also a sense of loss for my youth and my upbringing, memories of that, which I loved so much, and how I saw that receding away.”

—Tusk Deluxe Edition (2015) liner notes