I think it's a song about two people that aren't friends anymore because they couldn't get past their differences. Or it could be about two lovers. I don't believe it's a song about suicide. I think the title is a play on words because the vocalist says in the chorus that he would have stayed up all night if he knew how to save a life. (Meaning the life of the friendship or relation ship.) That's what I'm getting from the lyrics. Hope this helped.
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Last edited at 12:26AM on 9/17/2013
I'm pretty sure it's about losing someone you love and wishing you knew how to save them. Slade was a mentor for a drug addicted teen and this song was in dedication to him. He sings about how he would've done something if he knew how to save a life. He feels guilty for the teens death because he wishes he knew what he could've done to prevent his death. I absolutely love this song and I think that it's good for anyone trying to heal after the death of a loved one... especially while they are going through the "guilt phase" of grieving.