‘NCIS’ Alum Pauley Perrette Looks Back on Song She Penned ‘Years Ago’ for First Responders: ‘It’s So Applicable Now’

by Leanne Stahulak

A little-known fact about “NCIS” alum Pauley Perrette: In addition to being an incredible actress, she’s also a fantastic singer and certified artist on Spotify.

According to her artist page, one of her more popular releases is a track from 2013 called “Somebody Saved You.” Apparently, Perrette wrote the song herself for the NCIS soundtrack called “Benchmark.” On the album, Perrette joins top artists like Neon Trees, Hank Williams, Greg Laswell, and even fellow actor Michael Weatherly.

Early this morning, the “NCIS” alum found herself listening to the eight-year-old hit. She then took to Twitter to remind folks why the song was so important then and now.

“Wrote this song for #FirstResponders years ago. It’s SO APPLICABLE NOW! #ThankYou #Nurses #Doctors and to the #Scientists who made this amazing #vaccine THANK YOU!!!!!!” Perrette said.

The song reminds all of us to be grateful for the help we receive from first responders and others. Perrette’s crooning voice and emotional lyrics really capture that point well, forcing us to pay attention and think about the meaning of the song.

“When somebody saves you / reaches out their hand / when somebody saves you / doing what they can,” the song goes. “We all have our wounds / we all have our scars / and there are no promises / that tomorrow won’t be hard.”

You can listen to the “NCIS” star’s full song below:

‘NCIS’ Alum Pauley Perrette Makes Heartfelt Plea To Her Fans

Pauley Perrette clearly has the COVID vaccine on her mind. Before posting the throwback to her song, she took to Twitter earlier this week with another reminder about getting vaccinated.

But this post was about more than honoring first responders and scientists working on the vaccine. Perrette begged her followers to get the vaccine so that more people like her father won’t die of the virus. The “NCIS” alum lost her father after getting COVID earlier this year, and she shared some heartbreaking photos of him on a respirator with her post.

“I WANT MORE #covid #VACCINE I’m vaxed, but watched daddy die to this cruel thief. Why IS #GOP killing their OWN PARTY? Daddy was a BIG GOP. He’s DEAD! GOP LEADERS ARE ALL #vaxed!!! You’re their pawns. They’re KILLING YOU! Think! PLEASE GET #VAXED or this is all you’ll have left,” Perrette wrote.

Some fans seemed stunned by the “NCIS” star’s decision to put her and her father’s pain out there for the world to see. Perrette quickly followed up on these concerns in another emotional Tweet.

“Yes, my tweet IS personal and AWFUL! That’s my daddy, my WORLD! BUT PLEASE SHARE IT for him. He didn’t believe in COVID either! His last communication with me was Don’t get this! it’s REAL! Please get #vaccinated For my hardcore republican daddy. Please,” Perrette said.

According to Our World in Data, only just less than 50% of the U.S. population is fully vaccinated against COVID. Another 7.6% are at least partially vaccinated.