Screaming Trees - Sworn And Broken Lyrics




Winter's setting in again
And it feels like the end is near
Sense a sense I ain't had in long
Watching the seconds passing by

Come January, I swear this world
Won't be the one that we once lived on
Took an oath for a promise sworn and broken
All that's gone away

On Monday morning you can't wake up
Still dreaming of what could have been
Something good has gone and left you
It's another tear, one more denial

Come January, I swear this world
Won't be the one that we once lived on
Took an oath, another a promise sworn and broken
All that's gone, all that's gone before you've changed

When Monday morning you don't wake up
Still dreaming of what could have been
Something good has gone and left you
It's another tear, one more denial

Come January, I swear this world
Won't be the one that we once lived on
Took an oath, another promise sworn and broken
All that's gone, all that's gone before
All that's gone before
All that's gone before, It's changed





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  1. leavemealone

    DUST was fucking monumental.... if more people heard this.... the world would be better...

  2. ensomniiac

    Still amazing in 2020

  3. R. L.

    I should have discovered this song in 1996, and yet I just find out how great it is now? Is that justice?

  4. Rob Maddison

    Like with Look At You, the lyrics in this one are so simple, yet they articulate a profound understanding of some kind of personal inner turmoil/crisis. Very philosophical and poetic. There is a beauty in someone's intelligent understanding of experiences that we may all have a chance to face during our lifetime, especially when an artists sincerely reveals something of himself during this process.

  5. T Dalb

    Still love that song.
    One of my all time favorites.

  6. Crazy 8s Drums

    This is one of my most favorite songs! It's brilliant in it's emotional impact!

  7. Maru Frusciante

    THIS IS SO BEAUTIFUL

  8. ted

    I love this band.

    Saw them '93 and it was amazing.

  9. trufomak

    The one of the greatest voices of the Seattle grunge era.

  10. Harry Angel

    Patrimonio dell'umanità

  11. Cak Redi

    The Trees were actually a folk band disguised as, uhm, grunge.

  12. Ana Ledesma

    Beautiful!!!

  13. Eric A

    Josh Homme is in this video. He was their touring guitarist in 1996

  14. Me2nmine me

    Just found them 20 minutes ago. Every single song - Dollar-Bill, All I Know, Bed of Roses, Shadow of the Season, Nice! Will definitely be listening/searching out, on my ♩♩ list!

    Kyle Hegedus

    Don’t forget “Nearly Lost You.”

  15. Sean Moloney

    Good Lord this song is fantastic. I could loop the organ solo all day every day. The Trees are one of my fave bands ever, they're WAY better than most of their grunge contemporaries. Lanegan is such a powerful singer and Barrett Martin is one of the best drummers ever.

  16. Shawn Lammers

    Didn't mark write this song for kurt?

  17. L Santos

    Comprei o LP após ouvir Dollar Bill ,faz muito tempo.

  18. Keith1974

    Take note of Josh Homme in the background......he was a temporary rhythm guitar player for the Trees.

  19. op bearer

    How did I not buy their CD'S

    occupynewparadigm

    Oh, I'm willing to bet there are dozens of alternative bands you don't know about that were cool as shit. People always think they know the 90's but usually they don't.

  20. Ivan Moreno

    On Monday morning you can't wake up
    Still dreaming of what could have been

    Something good has gone and left you

    It's another tear, one more denial




    The music,the lyrics,the talent. What an amazing song and a great album as well!

  21. Praskovia

    🌹🎅🌹

  22. Jeremiah Bullfrog

    LOVE the keyboards. Love that solo. It sounds fantastic. Comes out of nowhere, has a classical music kinda feel. It fits.

    gamby16a

    Benmont Tench from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers. 🙂

  23. Christopher James

    They say the best bands are the most underrated

  24. Frodo Bäggins

    Winter's setting in again
    And it feels
    Like the end is near
    Sensless sense and i'm alone
    Watchin' the seconds
    Passin' by

    Come January i swear this world
    Won't be the one
    That we once lived on
    Took an oath
    For a promise sworn and broken
    All that's gone
    Away

    When Monday morning you can't wake up
    Still dreamin' of
    What could've been
    Something good has gone and left you
    It's another tear
    One won't deny

    Come January i swear this world
    Won't be the one
    That we once lived on
    Took an oath
    Another promise sworn and broken
    All that's gone
    All that's gone before you've changed

    Well Monday morning you don't wake up
    Still dreamin' of
    What could've been
    Something good has gone and left you
    It's another tear
    One more denial

    Come January i swear this world
    Won't be the one
    That we once lived on
    Took an oath
    Another promise sworn and broken
    All that's gone
    All that's gone before
    All that's gone before
    Has changed

  25. Guitare Noire

    Nice love it!!! Yeah!

  26. lowri spooner

    Why do i need to sob when i hear this ... i love it so much .. another time another place

  27. Tiny Nick

    He Did This For The Poeple Of Ellensburg

  28. Half Time Hicks

    this song still gives me the bumps twenty years later

  29. white deion

    Loved this song and the album. Dust is probably my second favorite album, behind only Dirt from Alice in Chains. The songs, this one included, were beautifully written and layered. And who doesn't like Mark's vocals. Perfect fit.

  30. retronig74

    Reminds me of when I worked at The Buckle many years ago. AWSOME song!!

  31. Rui Pacheco

    Some years later and that unknow guy in this video (Josh Homme) becomes one of the greatest rock n roll artist of our time... Funny how things work.

    PS I LOVE the Screaming Trees and , to this day, I still can't understand how they got so completely overlooked...

    Cheers from Portugal!

  32. wender hubinger

    Essa banda merece mais reconhecimento

    John Tanner

    Já acabou mano infelizmente

  33. taha b

    This song like a museum. And you can see what happened in 90's Seattle grunge scene in there.

  34. Arturo Nicolás

    Si tuviera una banda, esta canción sería una de las que siempre tocaría. Es posiblemente uno de los mejores temas que pudo haber creado Lanegan y compañía. Ojalá algún día tenga la dicha de escucharla en vivo, aunque sea en cover :’(

  35. taha b

    It's maybe not the best song of grunge but surely this song's got everything happened in grunge scene

  36. Martin Vang Kjær

    His voice is the shit. This song will never tire me.

  37. Иван Дмитрусенко

    ЭХ, БЫЛО ВРЕМЯ, СПАСИБО ЗА ПРЕКРАСНУЮ МОЛОДОСТЬ, КОТОРАЯ СОПРОВОЖДАЛАСЬ ВАШИМИ ПРОИЗВЕДЕНИЯМИ!!!

  38. Lowri Spooner

    loved this so much . today i dedicate it chris cornell. may you find peace now beautiful man . Rip . you left us sworn and broken too soon

    MrSpinel

    Lowri Spooner I still can't believe it. It's so heartbreaking

  39. Al J

    They sure went out on a high note

  40. braddock78

    sdds dos anos 90,q foda foi a cena grunge

  41. JC CNOM

    Uma das melhores bandas do movimento Grunge

  42. THE SLOW DEATH HOOKS

    My favorite screaming trees song. Hell one of the best songs of the 90s

  43. Falar o que o Brasil nao quer saber.

    isso é música porra !!!

  44. matt edison

    Perfect!

  45. phylosss80

    Only 223,374 views? One the best productions of the 90's...

  46. vitoria taufer

    this song is so cute

  47. Timmy Pulma

    Lanegan!!!!

  48. Leonardo Wennerstrom

    There is a younger Josh Homme in the videoclip... amazing song ever!

    Brent Ort

    yup he played with them on the Dust tour

  49. Ronald Sanganetti

    you ever have something in your life that just grabs you by the throat and never lets you go? that's the affect the screaming trees have on me. my humble opinion, the best band ever.

    Lowri Spooner

    i couldn't have put it better myself, something about this song takes me to another place , x

  50. Hells Bells

    How can such an amazing band be so overlooked this is some serious talent

    Herman Steen

    we are a minor groupe who love thise powerful songs. ??

    Brent Ort

    probably my favourite band out of all the seattle music that emerged in the 90s. I got to see Mark Lanegan live last year in Seattle. The guy rules

    richard phillips

    The greatest rock band in the 1990s no other band comes close! It's the greatest ones that never get any air play! True talent never sells out!

    Keith1974

    Because the record company thought that a band with two fat guys couldn't break big, so they never put much effort into promoting them. They told Langegan that several times and encouraged him to get rid of them and get two cool dudes to replace them.

    richard phillips

    @Keith1974 The Screaming Tree's Don't Exsist Without Gary Lee Conner! Who gives a dam about what a band looks like! The music they made is Phenomenal!

  51. BericDonderrian

    This song breaks my heart

  52. ziofrank 666

    ...la ballata del lupo, ...quanto ci mancate Screaming Trees!

  53. MM Garrett

    I LOVE the fucking keyboards.

    astroboirap

    they're fucking awful

  54. lostinsight 3D

    my memories waking up.,

  55. LMP

    What a fine, fine tune.

  56. Lucas Ribeiro

    For me, this is the best song EVER.

  57. Michigan Music Productions

    This is one of the most beautiful songs ever written....but i hate the fuckin keyboards

    LMP

    @Michigan Music Productions Not sure I "hate" the keyboards, but I'd have used a harpsichord instead, for sure.

    Harry Angel

    Michigan Music Productions you don't have heart

    white deion

    I love the keyboard in this song. I've always viewed it as being sarcastic, as it doesn't fit the vibe of the song at all. It's almost as if the singer is being laughed at and called a fool for trusting people in the first place.

  58. MrGg021

    one of soundtrack of my whole life

  59. Helena RC

    Makes me sob a little

  60. Fernando Galvão

    Obrigado.

  61. J ROTHCHILD

    '' and it feels like the end is near''.................awesome..!!!!

  62. LaMorte

    Does this song remind anyone of Oasis?

    robert smith

    +LaMorte not really but oasis certainly reminds me of the beatles

    METZ ZTEM

    +LaMorte fk NO! ...

    Feeder x

    LaMorte both r great bands!

    roger murray

    I see a poolside connection. This is like a perfectly linear dive while Oasis is more your show-offy belly flop.

    EatAtTheDanglingDiner

    LaMorte no. This is good

  63. Raimonda

    Why this band is so underrated? they're so amazing!

    Lucas Ribeiro

    Yeah, they are the best! This song is so perfect...

    Raimonda

    @TotalGeekTeam agree ! :)

  64. septicbro

    For better or worse, Mark Lanegan is a man who decided to keep doing new things with his career. Personally I respect him a lot more than I respect those who had sworn they'd never reunite but then couldn't resist the temptation to cash in on their past success.

  65. brainworker

    I'm on the same planet as you are, doesn't matter what they use, what matters is what they sound like. It's just my opinion though.

  66. GenestealerUK

    What planet are you on? Soundgarden were on the album Deep Six. They were grunge before grunge was called grunge. Their music use meter signatures that bend time and space. 14/8 7/4. The very opposite of generic 4/4.

  67. Disappearing One

    That's largely because most of it wasn't Mark's music (Gary Lee more or less ran the show), and he considers what they did in the '80's to be immature by later standards. Plus, his solo work is great imo. But that said, I still listen to the Trees more than any band of that era, and this is coming from a guy with Soundgarden and Alice in Chains tattoos.

  68. Disappearing One

    Agreed, they're one of the most distinctive soundings bands I can think of. Anyone who thinks that Soundgarden's generic clearly hasn't listened to Badmotorfinger.

  69. Kanoff02

    + number of albums = best band? JAJAJA

  70. laynestaley1990

    dude.... soundgarden is the most generic??? ha. ok. for one nirvana was the king of 3 minute 4 chord songs. thats really genric. soundgarden not only was a band that started grunge, but they also play in a multitude of off time signatures with very complicated riffs. chris has one of the most recognizable voice in rock music. and they arent hyped... it took them like 4 albums to get big. if you dont like them thats cool. but if you think they are generic then youre just retarded. im sorry.

  71. thirlinky91

    Sensless sense and i'm alone
    Watchin' the seconds
    Passin' by

  72. Carlo Von Sexron

    I never knew Joshua was in a Trees video. And again, great organ part from Benmont Tench from Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers.

  73. Isaac Melo

    Good times

  74. Super DuperG

    Sadly they wont reunite. It seems mark feels like the trees was the worst of the music he did, which is crazy.
    Got to see them back in 92. they were amazing

    leavemealone

    Mark seems like a dick, I talked to him when he was with QOTSA he was a dick, love the tree's! Bought his 1st 2 solo releases... never any after that cuz they sucked.

  75. Sean Stellar

    Screaming Trees are very good, but someone said here Soundgarden aren't good enough? My fav grunge band. Their album "Loud Love" tears everything apart. Definitely one of the best rock records ever made.

  76. zeinno

    How good is that organ solo? I mean, really? Unreal.

  77. hefenstahg

    Oh. I guess there's nothing I can do. Disappointment

  78. brainworker

    Yes, I've heard all Soundgarden albums.

  79. hefenstahg

    Have you heard Pretty Noose, Spoonman, Burden In My Hand. Those are my 3 favorites.

  80. brainworker

    I'd take Screaming Trees over Soundgarden any day, I still don't understand why people pick Soundgarden over Screaming Trees. I kind of get Pearl Jam, Alice in Chains and Nirvana hype but Soungarden is just so generic.

  81. Patrick Dudemaister

    nar no way man if ya new to screaing trees yal just not understand.. proper kick ass band! you will love um in time..

  82. A M

    ridiculous comment.

  83. A M

    thumbs down.

  84. kevin rydstrand

    its not the fucking quantity that counts, it's the quality as well. both bands are equally good, they're from Seattle dammit. listen to the content of the Nirvana albums and you'll hear som awesome shit.

  85. gemainchains

    Trees reunion! but lanegan continues his solo career, both are freaking amazing!!!

  86. MediaDudes232

    Screaming Trees >>> Nirvana

    Sean Moloney

    Not even a question

  87. igunzOsick

    Or the two look alike, which is stupid because they dont.

  88. Francis Leclerc

    Yeah like a year before...

  89. Lo Ryder

    Well, that's your opinion... so okay.

  90. Lo Ryder

    Fair enough, but sometimes I get in a mood. Music is a huge part of my life.
    I don't always feel the need to explain why I feel a certain way because quite frankly, some of the people who get on my ass off their rockers. It's those kind of people that you can't get through to, so it's a waste of time trying to get them to understand your side.

  91. Lo Ryder

    No need to get your panties in a bunch, buddy. Guess I just got tired of Nirvana in High School. All of that senseless angst playing over and over on alternative rock radio used to get me going during my early adolescent years, but it melted away a bit when I gained more perspective on things in my life...

  92. Lo Ryder

    FUCK NIRVANA. Screaming Trees were the best.
    This song got me through some rough patches in my life.

    Ozthewizard 1

    They are completely different

  93. Jander Duarte

    Awesome band!!! Awesome song!!!

  94. inspiral roses

    well, wasn't it Kurt Cobain before Nirvana ... ahem, sorry???

  95. Saint Reep

    he is 3 years older than Kurt would be though

  96. Saint Reep

    Kurt Cobain has been active in the industry since 82 Mark Lanegan as been in the industries as long as he's has the Screaming Trees since 85 bro... I guess you could say it doesn't matter unless you know who picked up the guitar first... Kurt was a little kid I am not sure about Mark though...