Promise Keeper – Song and Lyrics by Agnes Obel

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Written by: Agnes Caroline Thaarup Obel

Duration: 4:33

Discover the poetic beauty in ‘Promise Keeper’ by Agnes Obel. This lyric breakdown takes you on a journey through the artist’s thoughts, emotions, and the story they aim to tell. From clever metaphors to evocative imagery, we delve into the nuances that make this song a lyrical masterpiece. Whether you’re a fan of Agnes Obel or a lover of well-crafted words, our detailed analysis will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of this song.

Daylight took your body
Took your, your army
Justifies like a bruise
Cost you all you had to lose

Dream away, dream away
Dream away, dream away

You play like none do
A game of numbers

Promises to keep
As far as the eyes can reach
A game of luck that I would choose
A game of light that I would lose

Dream away, dream away
A game of numbers
Will take us under, go

You would leave me under you oath
Blazing thunder at all
You leave me under the sun
And I’ll
Dream, I see
Dream, I see

Daylight can take your body
Can take your mind and your beliefs
Like a thread from a spool
Close your eyes before you lose

Dream away, dream away (time, time)
A game of numbers
Will take us under

You would leave me under oath
Blazing thunder at all
You leave me under the sun

And I’ll dream, I see
Dream of the sea

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