well, I was nineteen
you were twenty-one
the year we got engaged
and everyone said we were much too young
but we did it anyway

we got the rings for forty each
from a pawn shop down the road
and we said our vows and took the leap
now fifteen years ago

and we went dancing in the minefields
we went sailing in the storms
and it was harder than we dreamed
but I believe that's what the promise is for

well "I do" are the two most famous last words
the beginning of the end
but to lose your life for another, I've heard
is a good place to begin

'cause the only way to find your life
is to lay your own life down
and I believe it's an easy price
for the life that we have found

and we're dancing in the minefields
we're sailing in the storms
this is harder than we dreamed
but I believe that's what the promise is for
that's what the promise is for

so when I lose my way
find me
and when I loose love's chains
bind me
at the end of all my faith
to the end of all my days
when I forget my name
remind me

'cause we bear the light of the Son of Man
so there's nothing left to fear
so I'll walk with you in the Shadowlands
'til the shadows disappear

'cause He promised not to leave us
and His promises are true
so in the face of all this chaos
maybe I can dance with you

so let's go dancing in the minefields
let's go sailing in the storms
oh, let's go dancing in the minefields
and kicking down the doors

oh, let's go dancing in the minefields
and sailing in the storms
oh, this is harder than we dreamed
but I believe that's what the promise is for

that's what the promise is for

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    Song MeaningNo comments?! I love this song. It makes me cry because it reminds me so much of my boyfriend and me. I am 18 and he is 22, and we plan to get married in August 2014, when we are more financially stable and I am almost finished with college. Sure, some people will probably think we're too young and naive (my mother and several other people on her side of the family are firm believers that you must be finished with college and preferably in your mid- to late-20s or older when you get married). And sure, marriage is hard--most likely harder than we've dreamed--and it comes with risks. But, like the song says, being willing to lay your life (and wants and preferences) down for the other person is a good foundation, and it is so worth it and so rewarding. Divorce and most marital problems are a direct result of the fact that we are selfish people. Even though it will be tough and you may even feel like giving up sometimes, that's what the promise is for--and if we fully rely on God, he will never forsake us, just like he promised. This song is so hopeful and stirs up so many emotions in me, and it's very relaxing--especially when I listen to it in my car with the bass way up. ; ) Plus, there doesn't seem to be many songs out there that are specifically about marriage.
    SuperGnaton February 16, 2011   Link
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    General CommentJust stumbled onto this website. Brother Andrew is one of my favorite singer/songwriters who I've been listening to for a few years. This song reminds me of the choices (some good, some not) I've made throughout this journey and where I've come to at this point. I'm so grateful and thank God everyday for His Grace and Mercy that He's extended to me in my Savior Jesus Christ. I trust and ask that He will guide me through this "minefield" and keep my focus on Him, until He takes me home. I also thank Him for my lovely wife of 14 years who's been by my side through thick and thin. Our desire is to bless Him and be obedient to whatever His purpose is for us.
    1ofHison November 19, 2011   Link

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