"Keeper of the Flame" as written by and Morten/furuholmen Harket....
Give it up for rock n roll
Give it up for rock
Give it up for how it made you feel

Give it up for vinyl days
Kicking back from school
Turning out to make it real sweet

Give it up for rock n roll
Give it up for bob
Give it up for how it made you see

Give it up for silver tone
Give it up for golden
Adolescent daydreams

Incidental incidents
Instrumental instruments
A plan evolves too grand to entertain

Monumental monuments
Sentimental sentiments
You could've been the keeper of the flame

Incidental incidents
Instrumental instruments
Swallowed by the place from which you came

Monumental monuments
Sentimental sentiments
You should have been the keeper of the flame

Give it up for summer days
Laying in the grass
Everything is happening in your head
You raise your fist up in the air
Clench your teeth and say
Four more years and I'm out of here

Give it up
Give it up
Give it up


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"Keeper of the Flame" as written by Morten Harket Magne Furuholmen

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    General CommentHow can it be, that such an amazing band as A-Ha isn't really known these days?
    I still can't understand what is this magical song's meanings... can you help me with it?
    geveshon August 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentVery surprised that this nice song has almost no comments here...
    JYFon January 09, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationTo me, it sounds a lot like someone abandoning an uninteresting life for an entirely new one ("Four more years and I am out of here") in year's time. The dissatisfied singer is longing for a different life despite all of the respites of his/her former life ("Give it up for vinyl days, kicking back from school...Give it up for summer days, laying in the grass"). Also, in my opinion, the "You could've/should've been the keeper of the flame" repetitions could symbolize some other voice/person's dissatisfaction with the singer's choice to leave the situation he is in. Not my best interpretation: just some thoughts.
    AkibaRedon April 28, 2017   Link

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