Promises - Calvin Harris ft. Sam Smith and Jessie Reyez




The Experience: Are you drunk enough... Bad decisions...

Music video: The lyric video's alcohol- and drug-blurred visuals are a perfect match for the lyrics. Bad decisions are made when you can't see, think or love straight. The music video delves into Sam Smith's homosexual side with a drag queen and male dancer cast. In one of the performers words, "You really can do anything in that world and be accepted. Be celebrated, not just accepted. Be celebrated."

The Meaning of Promises: No relationship. No commitment - no promises and no golden rings. Promises claims we're free to love, that inhibitions need to be broken down and cast aside if you want to be free and happy. But when drunk and high and late enough is what it takes to say yes... maybe freedom isn't the best word for the type of sex Promises asks for.

Ask yourself: How many drug- or alcohol-blurred decisions have you made and regretted? Should anything be accepted and celebrated?

Album: - (2018)

LYRICS:


[Sam Smith]
Are you drunk enough?
Not to judge what I'm doin'
Are you high enough?
To excuse that I'm ruined
'Cause I'm ruined
Is it late enough?
For you to come and stay over
'Cause we're free to love
So tease me, hmmm

[Sam Smith and Jessie Reyez]
I make no promises
I can't do golden rings
But I'll give you everything (tonight)
Magic is in the air
There ain't no science here
So come get your everything (tonight)
I make no promises
I can't do golden rings
But I'll give you everything (tonight)
Magic is in the air
There ain't no science here
So come get your everything (tonight)

Tonight
(Your everything tonight)

[Sam Smith]
Is it loud enough?
'Cause my body is calling for ya, calling for ya
I need someone, to do the things that I do, mmm
I'm heating up, energy's taking control
I'm speeding up
My heartbeat's dancing alone

[Sam Smith and Jessie Reyez]
I make no promises
I can't do golden rings
But I'll give you everything (tonight)
Magic is in the air
There ain't no science here
So come get your everything (tonight)
I make no promises
I can't do golden rings
But I'll give you everything (tonight)
Magic is in the air
There ain't no science here
So come get your everything (tonight)

Tonight
(Your everything tonight)

[Sam Smith]
'Cause I need your green light
Day and night, say that you're mine
'Cause I need your green light
Day and night, say that you're mine
Say that you're mine
Say that you're mine

[Sam Smith and Jessie Reyez]
I make no promises
I can't do golden rings
But I'll give you everything (tonight)
Magic is in the air
There ain't no science here
So come get your everything (tonight)
I make no promises
I can't do golden rings
But I'll give you everything (tonight)
Magic is in the air
There ain't no science here
So come get your everything (tonight)

[Sam Smith]
Tonight


review by Benjamin O'Loughlin
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