Savior (Skillet song)

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Single by Skillet
from the album Collide
Format Compact Disc
Recorded 2003
Genre Alternative metal
Length 4:01 (Edit version)
4:34 (Album version)
Label Ardent
Writer(s) John L Cooper[1]
Skillet singles chronology
"My Obsession"
Open Wounds (2004)

Savior is the third single from the Christian rock band Skillet's sixth studio album, Collide. It has been to date the band's fifth highest mainstream rock Billboard charting single, peaking at No. 26. It's also the first Skillet single to ever be released to physical media. The song is on the Digital Praise PC game Guitar Praise.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Savior" (Edit) – 4:01


Savior peaked at No. 26 on the Billboard rock charts and No. 21 on the Annual Top 100.



The music video shows the band playing in both a house and at a park at night. It became only the second Skillet video to have a story in the video, after "Best Kept Secret," though the story in the "Savior" video is more heavily featured. The video shows an abusive father mistreating his children in the house, and the subsequent escape of the children from their father. They make their way into the park, while the location of the band playing switches from one to the other. The video ends with the children being safe in their mother's arms. The video is arguably the heaviest in theme in the band's career to that point. Lead singer and bassist, John Cooper has said that 'Savior' is a song written mostly about his childhood. Although he was not physically abused by his father, he had a very destructive emotional relationship with him. The end of the video shows that although Cooper and his father had a bad relationship, he had a very good relationship with his mother.


  1. ^ BMI entry for songwriter

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