"Two Promises" as written by and Jeremy Enigk....
long days caught in his room
trapped in the gloom of the dying light
his heart pleads through the wounds that he bleeds
the wounds he never can close
wrong way mind in a haze
never know what he could do
he thinks i gave her my heart she tasted my soul
now she's gone again
he thinks i gave her my heart she tasted my blood
now she's gone again

long days alone with his shame
fanning the flames of desire
his heart breaks as his memory plays
images of her betrayal
wrong way his mind in a rage
never know what he could do
he thinks i gave her my heart she tasted my soul
now she's gone again
he thinks i gave her my heart she tasted my blood
now she's gone again

why did you leave me here?
how could you lead me down here?

he can't decide where to go then
two promises one imperfect
walls he's building keep on crumbling down
walls are falling try to keep them sound

long days he thinks the time will be soon
pacing his room with his dark thoughts
his heart breaks at the road he must take
the road that will lead to the end
wrong way he thinks it's right for release
he'll never know peace in his lifetime
he thinks i gave her my heart she tasted my soul
now she's gone again
he thinks i gave her my heart she tasted my blood
now she's gone again

he can't decide where to go then
two promises are imperfect
walls he's building keep on crumbling down
walls have fallen now there is no sound




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"Two Promises" as written by Jeremy Enigk

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    General CommentOkay, so I reckon it's about a guy who loved a girl so much that he give her everything - "he thinks i gave her my heart she tasted my blood" (which is what he's thinking, for the record.).
    She ditches him and he feels like he's lost everything so he thinks the only thing left to do is kill himself - "the road he must take/the road that will lead to the end".
    So he dies unhappy and sad "he'll never know peace in his lifetime". Then the walls, I see as metaphors for all of his love and life built up into this relationship, only to be smashed down.


    I love over analysing songs.
    Tack-o-Ramaon April 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentA definate Masterpiece.... "What its like to be somthing on" wasn't a favorite of mine until I made myself listen to it the whole way through... It is truely a beautiful, timeless record that I will cherish for years to come.
    :emo?:on June 05, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyeah I felt the same, when I first listened to it I didn't like it compared to The Rising Tide and LP2. But now I think it's truly beautiful and truly deserves high praise
    MDMasteron June 10, 2002   Link
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    General Commentfucking we all know its a great song but post the meanining, thats why its here.
    i think its about a girl cheating on a guy, and the guy is all sad in his room. but that might now be the case because maybe what he saw wasnt his girlfirend cheating on him "he thinks i gave her my heart she tasted my blood"
    ruined_viewon June 06, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah I think it's about a guy who felt such pain from heartbreak that in the end he decided to kill himself. He has no life now that he's lost her, "Long days, caught in his room, trapped in the gloom of a dying light, his heart pleads through the wounds which he bleeds, the ones that he never can close"
    Matthew15on August 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI've always seen it the way Tack-o-rama does. It's simlpy about giving absolutely everything in a relationship. He has given his heart, soul, and as the protaginist sees it, his entire existence to her. The relationship fails, and he has hit rock bottom. He spends his days alone in his dark room, sinking further into depression, and as we reach the song's ending, he has realized that there is nothing left for him, and he's decided to commit suicide.

    SDRE paints an all-to-real picture of what sometimes occurs in our society. A friend of mine killed himself after his longtime girlfriend dumped him. R.I.P. Eric. 1985-2007
    midwesta65on September 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti agree with almost everything that's been said already, just wanted to add something about the title. the two promises are promises of love, being together, etc. "two promises, one imperfect." he kept it, she didn't.
    satansaiddanceon January 05, 2008   Link
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    My Interpretation"Walls he keeps building keep crumbling down."
    I love this line. Its like, when something is so painful and you keep building these walls to protect yourself in your mind. All it takes is just one little doubt, one little reminder and the walls crumble into dust...so true.
    veganstarduston September 20, 2010   Link
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    General Commentthis is so song is so atmospheric, the best way to listen to it is to lye down on something comfortable, in a completley dark room, with the music quite loud
    Ghost_Man_On_Thirdon September 10, 2002   Link

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