Agnes Obel - Between The Bars Lyrics




Drink up baby, stay up all night
With the things you could do
You won't buy you might
The potential you'll be
That you'll never see
The promises you'll only make

Drink up with me now
And forget all about
The pressure of days
Do what I say
And I'll make you okay
And drive them away
The images stuck in your head

People you've been before
That you don't want around anymore
That push and shove and won't bend to your will
I'll keep them still

Drink up baby, look at the stars
I'll kiss you again between the bars
Where I'm seeing you there
With your hands on the air
Waiting to finally be caught

Drink up one more time
And I'll make you mine
Keep you apart
Deep on my heart
Separate from the rest
Where I like you the best
And keep the things you forgot

The people you've been before
That you don't want around anymore
That push and shove and won't bend to your will
I'll keep them still





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Agnes Obel Between The Bars Comments
  1. 조수광

    Cooooool

  2. PabloMartinMed

    This and Madonna's are the best covers.

  3. Cris Matheson

    Perfect cover

  4. eikentinien

    No one can put up to the original, but this is the most beautiful cover

  5. Alper S.

    patates ekmek

    Dicher Winfried

    yarağım

    Alper S.

    @Dicher Winfried ur mom would die for my patates ekmek if she'd taste it once

  6. Nazlı Jj

    Anlamıyorum ama hissedebiliyorum

  7. dennis bernard

    This cover isn't my thing but I think it's great for people to try their hand at Elliott's music.

  8. Lucas McCallum

    Interesting but Elliot's is strictly better not to say this isn't good tho

  9. Starlet Chrysalis

    Drink up, baby, stay up all night
    With the things you could do, you won't but you might
    The potential you'll be that you'll never see
    The promises you'll only make

    Drink up with me now and forget all about
    The pressure of days, do what I say
    And I'll make you okay and drive them away
    The images stuck in your head

    People you've been before that you
    Don't want around anymore
    That push and shove and won't bend to your will
    I'll keep them still

    Drink up, baby, look at the stars
    I'll kiss you again, between the bars
    Where I'm seeing you there, with your hands in the air
    Waiting to finally be caught

    Drink up one more time and I'll make you mine
    Keep you apart, deep in my heart
    Separate from the rest, where I like you the best
    And keep the things you forgot

    People you've been before that you
    Don't want around anymore
    That push and shove and won't bend to your will
    I'll keep them still

  10. Zach Foxtrot

    Covers aren't supposed to be duplications of the original. She sang it the way she felt it. She's not a Xerox machine. She's an artist, singing her heart with someone elses words.

  11. Rodolfo Gramaccini

    OUTSTANDING !!! 🌠🌠🌠
    FINE Italiano megaLOVE ❤️
    AGNES OBEL 🌟

  12. Rodolfo Gramaccini

    FUORICLASSE!!!!!!!

  13. Dave Verhoeven

    geweldug

  14. Christophe Denis

    drive them away...

  15. Pep Walk

    haha, my love doesn't even drink. :/

  16. Nik Novakovic

    Beautiful cover

  17. Stinkyfinger

    The chorus is nice

  18. SlothBroth

    I love this version, Elliott's and Chris's all three are uniquely beautiful. They each give a different feel to the song. And I think that's beautiful

  19. sean barrett

    buena version

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  28. Luís Almeida

    This was a bit different...! :)

  29. Raneem 2.1.2

    Four years now..still in love with it❤

  30. cenker türkseven

    türk varmı lo

  31. drunk troye

    one of your favorite artists covering one of your favorite songs from another one of your favorite artists, life is great.

  32. Trey Veillon

    omg. staaaahp. worst cover ever. don't try to cover a master. yuk

  33. Rozarin

    check out my cover up on my channel. it'll mean a lot to me :)

  34. Lewis Alexander Grimr

    nice try

  35. Miriam

    I'm in pieces.

  36. Jani Pestana

    Reminds me of the whole Hurt discussion - NIN vs Johhny Cash, bla bla bla. Some idiots thinking that NIN covered it from Johhny Cash because they think Reznor couldn't write a song like Hurt (yeah, his life was roses). Same here, Obel chose to cover it because it touches her, and in the process her version transforms into a version of the song that expresses different feelings than the one from Smith. Just listen to the one you're most in the mood for.

  37. Warrogue1

    This popped up on youtube after the cover by Jessica Lea Mayfield and Seth Avett. Not going to reignite an argument by saying which one I like better.

  38. Think Then Send

    So after all the comments about which version is best, I had to listen to Elliot's version. The only difference is this, apparently, is a cover and one is male and one is female. 🙄🙄🙄

  39. yesididitverywell

    Obviously this is very good but there is something about the way Elliot Smith sings the song that can just never be matched by any other artist. The song personifies alcohol addiction, and the lyrics describe this "person" seducing someone into becoming an alcoholic. Elliot Smith's way of expressing that, through the softness in his voice, is done in a way where you can feel so many different emotions in the same moment as you listen to it. It's very difficult to explain, but it's definitely more than just sadness.
    This cover is beautifully done though, and I'm just expressing my own opinion. Everyone is entitled to their own, which means we don't need to fight about who sings it best.

    omar aburumman

    Its the pain, i dunno if that might sound too dramatic, but it is

  40. infinite2679

    I actually like this one better than Elliotts

  41. Ozan Aydın

    drink up with me

  42. paris rain

    Eerily haunting, w/ a supernatural voice quality. Thank you Miss Obel !

  43. Jo Ouel

    Charlotte Cardin's version is so amazing!

  44. Lara Falez

    Kaleicinin sessizliginde dinlemeli bunu..

  45. mervelerden biri

    kusursuz ses

  46. TheElvisWannabe

    She is so much like Lana Del Rey 😘 to them both 👍🏻

  47. lucas dayuto

    gente hice un lofi con este tema si quieren pasar https://soundcloud.com/lucas-dra/lohigfi-bars

  48. ONCLG1 Jack

    beautiful Ages Noublesse

  49. ONCLG1 Jack

    beatiful Agnes

  50. Orange-Cat-Bad

    Submissively kissing a liquor flask between the Bars as a way of tolerance affordability, hiding consumption, and from being 86'd ... Ahh, I remember it all too well .. Genius

  51. Ari Tenenbaum

    That was live?! What a voice...

  52. Cameron Jackson

    Beautifully done.

  53. idk lmao

    Thanks to this I knew Agnes Obel years ago and I love her.

  54. Ines navy blue

    Rozjaśniasz noce spędzane w kawiarnianej melancholii taką muzyką :)

    Iwona 83

    Ines navy blue O tak :) zgadzam się

  55. Tim

    I would like her to do a full album of Elliot Smith covers.

  56. Missmim777

    ♡ love it!

  57. Kelly Juarez Alfan

    He escuchado las otras versiones y originalmente no se de quien es esta canción, pero me gustó mucho esta versión.

    Jhonatan Vargas

    Venus Juarez elliott smith, de el es la canción original

  58. Shivam Pathak

    i like your soul :)

  59. etiennesama

    Who cares what version you prefer, for christ's sake, put a thumb down if you need and walk away.

    TheMindProjection

    etiennesama In my humble oppinion, this is probably one of the best comments on YouTube. I'll be sure to remember it. Thank you.

  60. juan david

    Otra fantàstica versiòn: pa' llorar, pa' què màs.

  61. Annabel Nimrod

    Wonderful :,)

  62. jimmyy13

    better than the original(in my opinion)

  63. Mal Bredova

    Pij,zlato, zůstaň celou noc
    S věcmi, co bys měl udělat
    Neměl bys,ale můžeš
    Ten potenciál,jaký budeš mít
    Který nikdy nespatříš
    Jen sliby,které uděláš

    Teď se mnou pij
    A na vše zapomeň
    Na všední tlak
    Jen udělej,co ti povím
    A uvolni se
    A odvez je pryč
    Ty obrázky přilepené v tvé hlavě

    Lidé,které jsi kdysi znával
    Které kolem sebe již nechceš
    Kteří tě tlačí,strkají a ohíbají tvojí vůli
    Budu si je nadále udržovat

    Pij,zlato,koukni na hvězdy
    Znova tě políbím mezi bary
    Kde tě uvidím
    S tvýma rukama ve vzduchu
    Čekajícího na to být konečně chycen

    Ještě jednou se napij
    A staneš se mým
    Zůstaň stranou,
    Hluboko v mém srdci
    Oddělen od zbytku
    Kde se mi líbíš nejvíc
    A nech být ty tebou zapomenuté věci

    Lidé,které jsi kdysi znával
    Které kolem sebe již nechceš
    Kteří tě tlačí,strkají a ohíbají tvojí vůli
    Budu si je nadále udržovat

    Ernesto Morenov

    Checo ?

  64. Madeleine Boissier

    s'est jute magnifique

  65. Silvie Bennett

    love this tune

  66. Rap Listener

    I prefer Elliot Smith because this is iiyy

  67. Steve27775

    I prefer Madeleine Peyroux's version. But it's not bad.

    Jackson Priest 1

    Steve27775 Elliot smith is better

    Solrac Latciv

    Madeleine Peyroux's version is terrible

  68. waterbot

    what chords are she using__

  69. Suelen Bonfim

    This singer is blessed...

  70. Celine Xie

    Nice try... But not beating the original dho

    zzzl2016

    lol it's not a competion..

    exin c

    nice opinion but no one gives a fuck

  71. Marine Dupuy

    between the bars forever.

  72. Ines navy blue

    w końcu mogę posłuchać prawdziwej muzyki na youtubie ;)

  73. Mal Pal

    Amazing as always!

  74. Stevan Ruybe

    Is this the cover that comes out in the skin i live in

  75. icynegro

    Way better than the original one.

    Daniel Fisher

    +HIHisLife each person has their own opinion, some prefer the original song, and some prefer to be wrong 😛.

    I'm just kidding, no reason to get worked up over youtube comments.

    Asanga De Alwis

    +HIHisLife yeah u can have the wateva taste, but the problem arises when an idiot starts having own opinions which are most of the time dumb. at least give credits to the original artists. if he ddnt compose, this cover doenst exist and u dumbass not commenting here either! wish if the good taste cub be donated!

    Patrick de Menezes

    +HIHisLife stop doing drugs

    this version is also good though

    icynegro

    +Patrick de Menezes Cada um cada um. Eu acho o contrário.

    Patrick de Menezes

    sim. ambas são ótimas =D

  76. Tina Best

    Beautiful

  77. musicsaves97

    I think that her version is beyond sublime. Enough of the banter about whether Smith's version is better or not; she's paying homage to him, so I wouldn't expect the song to sound identical to his version. It's sad when fandom causes an automatic rejection of a beautiful cover.

    C. E B.

    Hearing this cover is what led me to discover Elliott Smith and the rest of his music.

    Alper S.

    patates ekmek ve mertin annesi

    Dicher Winfried

    @Alper S. mertin annesi: ???

  78. Grace Mokaya

    this version is rustic and cool! ...

  79. Jason Rigby

    I saw her play this live, it was mesmeric...

  80. Bilge Sert

    Drink up baby, stay up all night
    With the things you could do
    You won't but you might
    The potential you'll be
    That you'll never see
    The promises you'll only make

    Drink up with me now
    And forget all about
    The pressure of days
    Do what I say
    And I'll make you okay
    And drive them away
    The images stuck in your head

    People you've been before
    That you don't want around anymore
    That push and shove and won't bend to your will
    I'll keep them still

    Drink up baby, look at the stars
    I'll kiss you again between the bars
    Where I'm seeing you there
    With your hands in the air
    Waiting to finally be caught

    Drink up one more time
    And I'll make you mine
    Keep you apart,
    Deep in my heart
    Separate from the rest,
    Where I like you the best
    And keep the things you forgot

    The people you've been before
    That you don't want around anymore
    That push and shove and won't bend to your will
    I'll keep them still

    Isabell 123

    beautiful and misery music. nah... my favourite.

    paris rain

    They don't want you around either. Bathe maybe?

    Pravoslav167

    @paris rain or stop drinking and see what happens to the people you used to hang with

  81. Frankie Rivers

    Nice try

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    H P

    Frankie Rivers fuck you frankie

  82. Larissa

    que musica linda

    _dont.panic_

    Lari indeed

  83. Polona Bizjak

    Not a bad cover. It's just that the song is completely different...yeah it has that melody and the lyrics but the way Eliott Smith sings it you can't describe it with words...thoose feelings he makes you feel - you just can't feel them when you're listening to this cover.
    I don't want to offend the singer of this one just expressing my opinion.
    P.S.: You have a good voice!! xx

    youtuubeSTFU

    A bejž

  84. Mario Andrés

    So good!!
    Genial.
    Un besazo guapa.
    Muxu bat Euskaditik.

  85. Gloria Gonzalez

    Gemma Styles look alike.

  86. cukier_infires

    I love this song but Elliott's wersion is better , I mean the best

  87. Pragya Gupta

    I love her voice. But I don't like this cover. 
    Though I love Agnes. Riverside <3

  88. melody manson

    Your voice is so beautiful... This cover is amazing...

  89. 난쏘공

    Just listen & listen...

  90. Caoimhe isainmdom

    Met her in December, she's amazing

  91. Tawanny Borges

    Good cover but Elliott Smith is the best.

    Michael .Collachagua

    that´s true

    ala zegnani

    U HAVE TO LISTEN TO CHARLOTTE CARDIN.. (srry CAPS* too excited xD )

    Gareth Instone

    To compare is idiotic, it’s a great version, all that needed to be said.

    Igor Kalaschnikow

    Haha. You're kidding! Smith was a good musician and songwriter but not a good singer. Obel's cover matches definitely the soul of this song at its very best. Heavenly voice. Brilliant!

  92. Rafael Klaus Brittes

    and i thought Elliot's version was good, but this one is just sublime. 

  93. Jeanne Dark

    This song describes my whole life. Her voice is the best for that. And those lyrics <3

    Dejvid Marinkanovic

    +Jeanne Dark Song and lyrics by Elliot Smith.

  94. Real MA

    elliott smith the best <3 

  95. Nena Touchtidou

    I'll keep them still <3