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Cheryl Cole – Promise This – The secret meaning ?

December 6, 2010

Always the eye thing


Yesterday, while surfing the web I stumbled across the new music video by Cheryl Cole,
entitled “Promise This”  ( also known as the Alouette Song ).

After I watched it I had the strange feeling (again ? ) that something was wrong with it so I checked The Vigilant Citizen site out and since there was nothing about it there I thought I’ ll do myself an article on it .

Since there seems to be so much blatant,” in your face ” symbolism in music videos  nowadays, it looks like the producers are taking a step back and  employing a much subtler approach than before. When you first watch the video it seems pretty harmless at first but if you take some time to analyze it…Or maybe I’m just imagining things. Anyway, let’s see what we find out.

This is my first blog/post, if you can believe it, so please have patience with me since it will take me some time to get used to blogging, posting, correcting etc.

I will try to keep the comments sections rather short since the images speak pretty much for themselves ( considering some basic knowledge of symbolism ).If you hover over the pictures you will get the time signature of the video – clip when the snapshot was taken ( if you wanna check it out yourself on youtube etc., that is ) :-)

And I also want to point out that this is just my personal interpretation of this video so no harm intended.


OK, enough small talk, let’s dig right in.

The song starts with some good old-fashioned chanting style lyrics :

( remember umbrella ela ela ) ?


Alouette ette ette ( Skylark = small bird )

Alouette ette ette

Alouette ette ette

Deployer les ailes ( unfold your wings )

Alouette ette ette

Alouette ette ette

Alouette ette ette

Plumerai les ailes – ( pluck your wings )

So what does alouette mean ?

Alouette (song)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alouette” is a popular French Canadian[1] children’s song about plucking the feathers off a skylark, a small bird.

Let’s just say it’s not the kindest of  all children songs, kind of macabre if you ask me.


What has this got to do with anything?

Why is English Cheryl fooling around with a French Canadian children’s song ?

More mystery coming up…

Absent Minded Gaze ?


The video starts with her as she seems to be trapped in a dark room, alone at first, with the door opening and closing,while letting shadows and some dudes in and out.

First verse:

In my beginning there was nothing so empty in the space between

And you came in turned the lights on and created what it’s came to be

Before I pluck your wings cover me please spread your wings cover me and

” The space between ” ?  = I think I’ve heard that before…see  ” Meet me Halfway “ by The Black Eyed Peas

” Turned the lights on ” ?  =  I’m sure you know what that means…

” Cover me with your wings ” ? =  preferably black wings ?

…kinda hard for a small bird to cover a woman’s body, though…

Who is this guy ?



Shadow Play…



And this one ?  (one eye angry and one eye happy ? )


Do you think there could be some duality stuff going on? …You could be right…



Please stop, I surrender


She seems to be wearing a strange dress design that looks like shadows of tree branches ( or could be black veins )

Or maybe even claws….or, or, or…

Looks like a forest of shadows…



The Stranglehold


Some serious shadow torturing going on.


Join us ?


CHORUS:

Promise this if I die before I wake oh – ( wake up to the truth ? )

Promise this take a time to say your grace – ( or, I promise this, i ‘ll take a time to say your grace )

On your knees you pray for me – ( maybe the other way round…she kneels while singing this…)

Promise this be the last to kiss my lips –  ( that’s exactly  what IT wants…maybe just like in  Faust )


?


And I thought we would be spared this time…


At least she’s not using her hand to cover the eye…much more subtle this way…

Reminds me of Nosferatu ?


Seems like she’s still struggling…


Weird undulating  dance in Wolford Bondage Tights…



So bright…


Still fighting it…


Close your eyes and go inside…


But then,  finally, she gives in, to the seduction…

…now she’s in her ”  forest of shadows “…


VERSE 2 :

Though I’m walking through the shadows you are with me and you comfort me

Through the shadows and valley of death onto the other side ? Another ” bridge ” world ? And of course ” he ” is so kind to comfort her on her voyage…

Lay me down now time for sleeping but before that would you restore me

Now this seems to be  the most disturbing verse of all, looks like it’s time for sleeping, again,  but of what kind ?

Sorry for the misunderstanding the first time, still can’t make out if she really says restore me ?

Why restore anyway, what’s broken ?

Before I pluck your wings cover me please

Spread your wings cover me and

CHORUS 2 :


Alouette ette ette

Alouette ette ette

etc.etc


Just another part of me…

The trees look familiar…they look just like those from her dress from the beginning of the video…but she looks different…



And another me…

How many different Cheryls are there ?


The lady in red and the star…


Ahem…what’s that in the background ?


Doesn’t look too friendly…


Looks vaguely familiar…




And then there is this nice figure…


…isn’t Rorschach just great ? Ink blots are a great tool as all the images that form can be interpreted …



Nice background…again…



Dancing in the clouds with shadows…


BRIDGE :

By a thread we’re hanging on

Fragile, this alliance is…

In the hope you don’t let go

If you ever leave me

So you have to act fast

No, I wanna go with you

GO where ?

Black is white and white is black …in the rain of ashes…


Maybe reverse symbolism…


There is a star in the sky…



It’s still there…or maybe it’s just lens flare…



Don’t know why but this red dress and the strange hair-style always reminds me of …


THIS…


Welcome to the light…



Is it The Ascension or The Descent ?

CONCLUSION :

So many questions and so few answers….There can be no definitive answer as to why, how etc. because frankly, we don’t really know for sure what’s going on. We all just have this feeling in our hearts that something is not right.

So draw your own conclusions, do your own research and follow the path with heart.

If you’re still asking me if this song is about a man/divorce etc ? I’ll have to say that I don’t know but,  if it is so, he must be one HELL of a guy…. :-)

What do you think about this video ? Please let us know in the comments.

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28 Comments leave one →
  1. dirk permalink
    December 6, 2010 01:57

    interesting article.was waiting for this.
    thanks

  2. NetMyth permalink
    December 6, 2010 19:45

    Good to see you’re a vigilantcitizen frequenter too :)
    I’ll certainly be checking your site more often from now.
    Thanks!

  3. Watcher1 permalink
    December 6, 2010 20:09

    Well done….I will be coming back for more of your articles

  4. Tanz permalink
    December 8, 2010 22:03

    Looks just like the same illuminati devil thing going on. The song reminds me of Rhiannas Umbrella a lot. Its quite easy to see where shes going to go, just like all the others. Thats my point of veiw though.

  5. radz permalink
    December 10, 2010 15:06

    yep..good one, it’s to know there are more free minds out there. keep em coming

  6. December 10, 2010 23:23

    nice job

  7. Joseph permalink
    December 13, 2010 23:27

    Interesting post, but “.. would you.. on me” should be “would you restore me”. ;-)

    • December 14, 2010 00:49

      Thank you very much for that and sorry for the misunderstanding… I guess we shouldn’t be to quick to judge, or rather try to not judge at all :-)

  8. missboss permalink
    December 27, 2010 20:10

    Plsss I love cheryl cole and ur jst making a big deal out of this harmless video. Deres nothin so creepy about d video and ur jst makin up things dat can easily b overlooked.

  9. I read Vigilant Citizen permalink
    January 17, 2011 18:10

    Isn’t it just a song about euphamisms for sex? Isn’t that what all pop music is? They need to appeal to the lowest common denominator to sell but they can’t openly sing about sex so they have to come up with all these euphamisms instead.

    As for the video being “disturbing”. Isn’t that all the rage now? Being “edgey” and “dark” and “unsettling”. That’s what they want. There was a documentary about Toy Story once, where the animators described how the boss of Disney dropped into the studio and demanded that the movie be made “edgey” and “dark”. The term “edgey” is a euphamism the boss of Disney uses to describe stuff thats deliberately “inappropriate” and “unsettling”. The reason why they do this is because of psycological research done in the 1960’s. It puts people into a pshycological state that makes them more suggestible.

    So the whole purpose of this video is to induce a certain psycological state in the viewer, which makes them more suggestible.

  10. Alexandra permalink
    February 27, 2011 14:17

    I do have a huge amount of love for Cheryl, infact im pretty much obsessed…
    and i did think the video was overall quite dark, and strange.
    i didnt realise there was the horns and face images in the clouds, this is the first time ive seen them.
    Cheryl and the girls were never illuminati in girls aloud, and 3 words wasnt that much either, ill admit, it was getting there but messy little raindrops is alot more, i know for a fact that Cheryl wouldnt let anything like this happen, shes not like that, and i do think that Will.i.am is influencing her alot, and we know what hes like.
    I hope Simon guids her back to normality, and if she does move to america for the Xfactor thing, its going to get alot worse.
    I love you Cheryl! please dont let yourself be taken into all the horrible evil-nes! its not like you atall.
    bye:)

  11. Littlelou permalink
    May 25, 2011 06:32

    This song is about Cheryl fighting Malaria there’s nothing more to it

  12. Emma Loerick permalink
    May 31, 2011 01:27

    Yeah, I’ve also always seen it as her thoughts when she had malaria. She’s saying that while she was fighting this disease, she felt like if she died, her husband couldn’t have cared less, and she knew that while he was being all “I love you, I’m praying for you,” he was cheating on her, and that hurt her.
    And Alouette might not mean anything. I grew up in Quebec, Canada, and we sang that in Kindergarten all the time. We didn’t listen to the words. It was just fun. Same with “ring-around-the-rosy.” Children don’t realize it’s a song about death. I think with those lyrics, she’s saying “We don’t know about the real meanings behind things.”
    I’m happy she filed for divorce, and I’m happy she’s okay after the malaria scare. I’m not a HUGE Cheryl fan, but when I heard she was in intensive care, I was surprised.

  13. Rach permalink
    November 8, 2011 17:57

    This is a great analysis of Cheryls video and decent into occultism. It is so obvious she is going the way of all the other pop artists that make the big play list. Simon Cowell has recruited Cheryl into the fold and these are her sacrifice to the cause/light offerings to Baphomet. If people know anything about Monarch programing then they will see clearly that Cheryl has all the background to make a perfect candidate, from a poor deprived background, Father absent from the home, suffered abuse from a former boyfriend and then was humiliated by her husband. Cheryl was “on her knees” and the devil came to rescue her giving her alters to cope with the pain. Cheryl is attractive so the illuminati will use her to spread its message.

    The most recent photos of Cheryl in the press today prompted me to google her affiliation with the illuminati. She has released some photos for style magazine and guess what….. One eye shots all the way!!! …………………. SAY NO MORE!!!!!!!!!

  14. Dave permalink
    November 19, 2011 20:31

    Good analysis, some other things in the video-
    1. at the start, the door opens and theres a shadow on the floor wth hands on hips- ths is the upside down shadow figure of baphomet with horns
    2. the huge hair scene on the balcony looks EXACTLY like the skulls of the annunaki on the internet
    3. the scene where the guys on a chair is EXACTLY like egyptian wall paintings where the guy in the chair is a god

    Conclusion- satanic illuminati whore (yes, another one!)

  15. Katrin permalink
    December 14, 2011 21:02

    my friend told me what he thought the lyrics meant . he’s married and he and his wife are christian. his wife felt that God told her she should pray for Cheryl Cole which she thought was a bit odd, but she heard she was going through a difficult time. so she prayed. then, she felt compelled to send a letter to Cheryl Cole explaining about herself and what she had done. she also sent a bible verse (psalm 23) in a nice frame, reading
    The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures,
    he leads me beside quiet waters,
    he refreshes my soul.
    He guides me along the right paths
    for his name’s sake.
    Even though I walk
    through the darkest valley,
    I will fear no evil,
    for you are with me;
    your rod and your staff,
    they comfort me”
    and I believe they sent this while she had malaria. they never found out whether or not the letter and bible verse has gotten to her, but then she released the song “promise this” a while later. they listened to the song and found that a lot of the lyrics resembled the words in their message from the bible. for example: though i’m walking through the shadows, you are with me and you comfort me lay me down now time for sleeping…” and their is a bitin the song that is like what is in the book of genisis in the bible “in the beginning there was nothing so empty in the space between then you came in turned the lights on and created what it’s came to be” finally there is a line that says “on your knees you pray for me” as my friends wife has explained in the letter, she had been on her kness next to her bed whilst praying for cheryl . they have no idea whether the letter they sent actually got to cheryl and even then if she rad it, but it’s a nice thought.

  16. Ian permalink
    June 15, 2012 10:38

    I got this song stuck in my head like a month ago, I’m a Christian and for me so much of it seems to be talking about God. there is loads of stuff from the bible, but then again that could just be my bias, but see for yourself (maybe some of these are a long shot let me know)

    In my beginning, there was nothing, so empty in the space between
    And you came in, turned the lights on and created what it’s came to be
    Before I pluck your wings cover me please spread your wings cover me, and

    Promise this: if I die before I wake, oh
    Promise this: take the time to say your grace
    On your knees you pray for me
    Promise this: be the last to kiss my lips

    Though I’m walking, through the shadows, you are with me, and you comfort me
    Lay me down now, time for sleeping, but before that, would you restore me
    Before I pluck your wings cover me please spread your wings cover me, and

    By a thread we’re hanging on
    And I hope you don’t let go
    If you ever leave me
    No, I wanna go with you

    • ian again permalink
      June 26, 2012 00:54

      In my beginning, there was nothing, so empty in the space between (genesis 1.2)
      And you came in, turned the lights on and created what it’s came to be (gen 1.3)
      Before I pluck your wings cover me please spread your wings cover me, and (psalm 91.4)

      Promise this: if I die before I wake, oh
      Promise this: take the time to say your grace
      On your knees you pray for me (romans 8 . 34)
      Promise this: be the last to kiss my lips

      Though I’m walking, through the shadows, you are with me, and you comfort me(psalm 23.4)
      Lay me down now, time for sleeping, but before that, would you resow me (Psalm 139)
      Before I pluck your wings cover me please spread your wings cover me, and

      By a thread we’re hanging on
      And I hope you don’t let go
      If you ever leave me
      No, I wanna go with you (john28/heb 13.5)

      Promise this: if I die before I wake, oh
      Promise this: take the time to say your grace
      On your knees you pray for me
      Promise this: be the last to kiss my lips

      • July 16, 2012 04:52

        When I first heard this song and many many many times listening to it, I knew it was about Life and Death.. for me it was about someone going to die and needed to have her say before she left .. I don’t understand where some of these people see Illuminati etc.. in this lol

  17. sian 77 permalink
    July 23, 2012 14:17

    I had a uncomfortable feeling about Cheryl for a while, always doing the one eye thing. Decided to start my research today and came across your blog. I think you’ve broke it down brilliantly, well done!

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  19. July 18, 2013 07:36

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  20. Amy permalink
    December 31, 2013 17:32

    I think the meaning of the song was, when she had Malaria everyone thought she would die and so she made a song about promises, and I think the black shadows were meant to be the pain of leading up to death and then at the end she was in a scene of light and I think that may have been a bit of relief from the hole song as being heaven.

    • Amy permalink
      December 31, 2013 17:33

      And also most of the songs lines are from, psalms and genesis.

  21. Shara permalink
    May 1, 2014 15:04

    I think your blog had read to much into it. To me it’s all about her battle with malaria when she was touch and go, she nearly died. I think the woods is symbolism for her being really ill. You know like you say when someone recovers from a bad illness but still not fully better you say ‘they’re out of the woods’ I think the dancing is all symbolism for her dancing with death the ballet part. The red dress is her getting better. The lyrics are to do with her asking her husband to promise himself to her while she’s ill ‘be the last to kiss my lips’. The alouetta bit is just catchy but also could be symbolism for dying and passing on. But basically it shows being really ill, struggling getting better and recovered to me. No illuminati rubbish lol.

  22. October 30, 2015 00:08

    you are actually locking up the non-drive wheels

  23. Anne permalink
    August 9, 2016 17:11

    Its pure evil….

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