Promise
Coco Rosie Lyrics


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Open hearted as a heart can be
'Cause we all a ruin like broken leaves
I give you me in oceans of tearz up to my knees
Stitched together like pants and sleeves
I carry this carapace worn thin by he and she
Danced to dust and dusk and
Strung along the highway
I found my way belligerent
Following the stars of your eyes

Promise me that you'll cherish
This tarnished offering

And if you take me inside
And you give me a place to hide and cry
I'll bathe you in the crystal light
That sleeps between my thighs
A times you fear the angle's sigh
To the lord and heavens that is aint right
But in this chalice you'll fine the wine
Our hands hold bonfires burning bright
And the heart is dumb and the heart is blind
But I think you'll find that the lord is kind
And I pray you'll cherish this tarnished offering
Burnt silver brushed lavender offspring

Burnt silver brushed lavender offspring
Sprung from me when first we kissed
You held me quietly a rush purged me of my past
Opened a desert of diamonds vast glinting and a tiny chorus
Of swallows, swung open the door freed the caged bees




And wallows, swarm geometric patterns on the sun
Eclipse new moon Tempt my werewolf not to run

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Coco Rosie's song "Promise" convey themes of vulnerability, trust, and the willingness to open oneself up to love despite past experiences. The singer proclaims that she is "open-hearted as a heart can be" despite being "ruined like broken leaves." She offers herself up to the other person in tears, referencing the pain that comes with loving deeply. The imagery of a carapace (shell) being worn thin by past experiences speaks to the vulnerability of the singer, but also her resilience in continuing to love.


Throughout the song, there is a sense of hope and trust in the other person. The singer asks them to promise to cherish her "tarnished offering," recognizing that while she may have been hurt before, she is willing to give love another chance. There is a sense of intimacy conveyed through the reference to the "crystal light that sleeps between my thighs," but it is also clear that the relationship is not without its challenges. The singer acknowledges that sometimes there may be fears or doubts, but ultimately she believes that the love they share will prevail. The final line, "tempt my werewolf not to run," depicts the vulnerability and desire to be close to the other person, despite the instinctual urge to flee in moments of fear or uncertainty.


Overall, "Promise" is a song about the challenges and rewards of love, and the need for vulnerability and trust in any relationship. Through vivid imagery and heartfelt lyrics, Coco Rosie reflects on the complexity of human emotions and the power of love to heal and transform.


Line by Line Meaning

Open hearted as a heart can be
I am completely open and vulnerable to you


'Cause we all a ruin like broken leaves
We are all broken and imperfect like fallen leaves


I give you me in oceans of tearz up to my knees
I give you all of me, even if it means crying and feeling emotional


Stitched together like pants and sleeves
We are together and connected in a way that is both strong and comfortable


I carry this carapace worn thin by he and she
I carry the emotional damage caused by past relationships


Danced to dust and dusk and
We have been through many experiences together


Strung along the highway
We have been on a journey together


I found my way belligerent
I found my way by being stubborn and determined


Following the stars of your eyes
I am following my love for you


Promise me that you'll cherish
Promise me that you will value and appreciate


This tarnished offering
This imperfect gift that I am giving you


And if you take me inside
If you accept and love me completely


And you give me a place to hide and cry
If you allow me to be vulnerable and express my emotions freely


I'll bathe you in the crystal light
I will surround you with brightness, clarity, and purity


That sleeps between my thighs
A metaphorical reference to the depth of love that I have for you


A times you fear the angle's sigh
Sometimes you may be afraid of what the future holds


To the lord and heavens that is aint right
You may question whether it is right or wrong


But in this chalice you'll fine the wine
In our relationship, you will find the sweetness and richness of life


Our hands hold bonfires burning bright
We share a passion and intensity for life and each other


And the heart is dumb and the heart is blind
Love can be confusing and irrational


But I think you'll find that the lord is kind
I believe that everything will work out for us in the end


And I pray you'll cherish this tarnished offering
I hope that you will always value and accept my imperfect gift


Burnt silver brushed lavender offspring
A poetic description of the deep love and connection that we share


Sprung from me when first we kissed
Our love was born and blossomed when we first kissed


You held me quietly a rush purged me of my past
Your love has given me a sense of peace and helped me move on from my past


Opened a desert of diamonds vast glinting and a tiny chorus
Our love has opened up a world of possibilities and beauty


Of swallows, swung open the door freed the caged bees
Our love has set us free and allowed us to explore the world without fear


And wallows, swarm geometric patterns on the sun
Our love is unique and beautiful, like a geometric pattern on the sun


Eclipse new moon Tempt my werewolf not to run
We have experienced difficult times, but we are committed to staying together




Lyrics © CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP
Written by: JARROD DOUGLAS MONTAGUE, MICHAEL FREDERICK DE WOLF, PHILIP M. LIPSCOMB, STEPHEN RICHARDS, WILLIAM PATRICK CORGAN

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Comments from YouTube:

@banditdacat3652

This is my favorite song. I'm so thankful it exists. 💖💖

@gordonstearns2232

A lot of the lyrics from this album feel like they weren't written to be sung.  Like, they were originally written as poetry, and someone else came and set them to music.

@kayleemegan2759

always so good...

@owlet6392

"I carry this carapace worn thin by he and she"

@Braindeadsociety

The beat box is dope

@robertyounger5849

I remember a crazy night that featured this song

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