Saved by Love
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|"Saved by Love"|
|Single by Amy Grant|
|from the album Lead Me On|
|Format||7" single, Cassette single|
|Genre||CCM, adult contemporary, pop|
|Writer(s)||Amy Grant, Justin Peters, Chris Smith|
|Amy Grant singles chronology|
The song is one of the two family songs on Lead Me On. It uses analogies as well as a direct reference to the singer herself. The first few verses talk about a woman named Laura, who "loves her little family". According to the song, "she's kind of woman/who loves them with her life". The analogy is that Laura is "queen of the world", yet still loves her family more than anything. After the chorus, Grant talks about her love for her family. She says that there is "nothing quite like my family's love to warm me," and "nothin' short of death's ever gonna leave me cold." The lyrics give the song somewhat of melancholic feeling.
On Grant's 2006 release Time Again...Amy Grant Live, she reveals that "Laura" in the song is actually her sister Carol.
"Saved by Love" is one of two songs in which Grant uses her own name in her lyrics. In one of the choruses towards the end of the song, she can be heard saying, "Amy, she's been saved by love." Amy also uses her own name in her song "Jehovah".
The music of the song is almost pop oriented, yet still manages to sound natural. There are mandolins playing throughout the song, as well as the sounds of the adult contemporary music of the day: soft electric guitar, acoustic guitar and soft keyboards.
The long time piano and keyboard player Benmont Tench from Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, was the featured Hammond B-3 Organ player on the song's mid-solo. Tench's no-nonsense and non-showmanship approach brought an even higher standard of eclectic-type musicianship, that was woven into the song's production.
"Saved by Love" was a number-one Christian hit and peaked at #32 on the adult contemporary chart.
|US Billboard Christian||1|
|US Billboard Adult Contemporary||32|
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