"World Of Promises" as written by and Robert/wikstrom Ernlund....
They come from a land were the sun don´t shine
Running away from the cold
They travel so far in the name of love
Hoping the dreams will come true

Walking the way through endless fields
Trying to make it together
And they will give anything
Just to be free from the pain
And they won´t surrender

Living in a world of promises
Living in a world of dreams and hopes
Living in a world of promises

Lost in the city wondering why
No one will open the door
It´s more to the truth than meets the eye
Something they all felt before
And they will give anything
Just to stand tall once again
And they won´t surrender

Living in a world of promises
Living in a world of dreams and hopes
Living in a world of promises

In the tan of the nigh can hear them crying
Out for a life to hold on to
Somebody knows were the answers lying
Wait for your trails and don´t let go

Living in a world of promises
Living in a world of dreams and hopes
Living in a world of promises


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"World of Promises" as written by Robert Ernlund Anders Wikstrom

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    General CommentIm dont really know what this song means im just guessing here....i think this song could be baout a few things one thing i think is that it is about people during world war 2 trying to flee Europe. i also think this song might be about immagrents comming from Europe to America(i hate america). But never the less In Flames Kicks!
    Man§oni†eMaGg0T666on May 04, 2002   Link
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    General CommentJust for the record, In Flames didn't really write this song. It is actually a cover of "World of Promises" by Treat. Although I will almost bet money that the In Flames version is better :)
    TheRedJesteron May 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentDUH, i could have tould ya that one.
    Man§oni†eMaGg0T666on May 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commenti've never heard the song, but after reading the lyrics, i feel like it's about overcoming addictions.
    Lusyphuron May 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentnah this is jus clearly as it reads, no hidden message. Refugees fleeing from the war to a better place, most likely north america(the world of promises)
    I_LIKE_BEANSon June 06, 2002   Link
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    General Commentppl fleeing a worse life could well be true. But it does say "living" in a world of promises ... Present tense, so it's not exactly like running away to go to this "world of promises". It could be about the BS ppl can recieve nowadays, someone waiting to be liberated by some higher power - yet it won't come, because that's all it is. A promise. All words. That mean nothing.
    Ar3son June 16, 2002   Link
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    General Commentmeh u never know...i do think it is about fleeing europe in WWII, this isnt as symbolic as the rest of In Flames songs cuz they never wrote it. I did speak wrong in my first posting though. THe world of Promises is Germany. The world hitler promised all if the jews were dead and democracy destroyed
    I_LIKE_BEANSon June 17, 2002   Link
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    General Commenthow about the Native Americans and the "trail of tears" how many of them kept having to move and stuff, where the nation of promises and all that was said to be the US at the time. they still fight, and wont surrendor. i think this is about that, not just WWII immigrants. although i dont know where "city" would fit into my thing.
    outKast524on March 28, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is more likely referencing the emigrants from Russia..

    "running away from the cold"
    reminds me of the Russian winter that claimed millions of lives.
    Anarchyfateon May 18, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI can't see(hear) how ww2 has anything to do with this song..
    Felidireon April 03, 2007   Link

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