Kesha’s “Only Love Can Save Us Now” talks of Unity and Hope

Date 2023-06-15

Category Foreign Music, Lyrics, Music Video, New Music

Kesha premieres the official music video for the song, “Only Love Can Save Us Now” produced by Rick Rubin, Kesha, STINT & Jussifer. Listen, stream, read the lyrics, buy the track.

Blending the sense of humor and heavy electronic sound from High Road with the religious subjects from Rainbow, “Only Love Can Save Us Now” reaffirms Kesha’s faith in a higher power as she turns to love in times of hatred and adversity.

Originally thought to be the lead single from her fifth studio album, the track follows “Eat the Acid” and “Fine Line” as the third release from Gag Order.

Nearly two years after hinting at the title of song in a now-deleted Instagram picture of herself outside Shangri-La Studios, Kesha appeared in CBS’ 60 Minutes episode that featured Rick Rubin, where she was seen with the producer recording vocal takes for “Only Love Can Save Us Now.”

The episode aired on January 15, 2023, and revealed plenty of new information about Kesha’s then-upcoming fifth album. She was also seen discussing the creative process behind working on Gag Order with Rubin.

Three days after the premiere of 60 Minutes, Kesha livestreamed on Instagram, and minutes later on TikTok, extended clips of the song.

On May 15, the release date for “Only Love Can Save Us Now” was announced via social media, set for May 17—two days ahead of the album’s full release.

Kesha – Only Love Can Save Us Now (prod. Rick Rubin, Kesha, STINT & Jussifer)

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19 May 2023
1 Song, 2 minutes
℗ 2023 Kemosabe Records

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Lyrics

[Verse 1]
Tell a bitch I can’t jump this, Evel Knievel
I’m ’bout to run you down the church and the steeple
Been baptized in Hollywood in the Cathedral
The power of Christ compels me, I’m a demon (Uh)
Keep singin’ “Hallelujah,” nothin’ can save us
Goddamn perfection in His image, He made us
Yeah, Jesus, take the wheel, I’m goin’ through phases
The bitch I was, she dead, her grave desecrated

[Chorus]
Only love can save us now
Only love can save us now
Only love (Oh, Lord, save me)
Can save us now (Oh, please God, I need Your love now)
Only love (Oh, Lord, save me)
Can save us now (Please God, I need Your love now)

[Verse 2]
The resurrection’s here, can you believe it?
I’m ’bout to blow your fuckin’ head through the ceilin’
I’m gettin’ sued because my mom has been tweetin’
Don’t fuckin’ tell me that I’m dealin’ with reason
Yeah, I’m possessive, maybe I’m possessed, bitch
Fuck yeah, I’m selfish, shut up, eat your breakfast
I would kill for secrets, all of mine been leakin’
I don’t got no shame left, baby, that’s my freedom

[Chorus]
Only love can save us now
Only love can save us now (Get the holy water)
Only love (Oh, Lord, save me)
Can save us now (Oh, please God, I need Your love now)
Only love (Oh, Lord, save me)
Can save us now (Please God, I need Your love now)
Only love (Oh, Lord, oh, Lord)
Can save us now (Save us, we need Your love now)
Only love (Oh, Lord, save me)
Can save us now (Oh, please God, we need Your love now)
Only love (Yeah, I’m possessive, maybe I’m possessed, bitch)
Can save us now (Fuck yeah, I’m selfish, shut up, eat your breakfast)
Only love (I would kill for secrets, all of mine been leakin’)
Can save us now (I don’t got no shame left, baby, that’s my freedom)

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