"Promise" as written by Max Collins, Tony Fagenson and Jon Siebels....
Sleeping through the evening
Singing dreams inside my head
I'm heading out
I've got some ends who say they care
And they just might
Run away with you
If things don't go as planned
Plannin' big could be a gamble
I've already rolled the dice

I spit and stutter stuff and clutter
Worries in my worried corner
Maladjusted
Just untrusted
Rusted
Sometimes brilliant trusted thoughts
Think ill stay for a while
I'm intrigued and I'm
Red as a newborn white as a corpse

I promise not to try not to fuck with your mind
I promise not to mind if you go your way and I go mine
I promise not to lie if I'm looking you straight in the eye
I promise not to lie and not to let you down

I am elated
I am all smiled and dated
In my man bites dog small town
With a Spanish name
I am my own bone
I am two toned
Red as a newborn white as a corpse

I promise not to try not to fuck with your mind
I promise not to mind if you go your way and I go mine
I promise not to lie if I'm looking you straight in the eye
I promise not to try not to let you down
Girl let me down
Slow

Why do you gotta keep the fan on high when its cold outside?
Just want to let you know I'm still a fan get it
Everybody wants charm in a smile and a promise

Promise not to try

I promise not to try not to fuck with your mind
I promise not to mind if you go your way and I go mine
I promise not to lie if I'm looking you straight in the eye
I promise not to try not to not to leave
(Promise not to try)
Not to leave
(Promise not to try)
Not to not to leave-yay
(Promise not to try)
I won't leave
I won't leave


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"Promise" as written by Max Collins Jon Siebels

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  • +2
    General Commenthe's basically saying "i dont feel like putting any effort into this relationship", i think. becuz obviously a good bf/gf would TRY not to fuck with your mind, instead of try NOT to try. but, he is going to be honest with the person and not try to be anything he's not "promise not to lie..."

    so, i'm not sure if thats a great one for your bf's cd, although it is an excellent song.
    HaushinkaWasTakenon August 11, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song doesn't really have to be about romantic/sexual relationships at all, although it can. But you know, the video is about people turning away from people who hold artificial authority over themselves.

    I've always seen this song in a very "punk" themed way. The realization that other people basically have only the power over you that you give them.

    He wants to go big, and he already put his chips all in (in whatever it is, he doesn't specify). He is tired of his fake relationships with all kinds of people: bosses, girls, parents, whatever it is. He's tired of it. He's going to be himself and go get what he wants. He promises to fuck with people's minds, but he has the balls to be honest to their faces when need be. He's still stuck in this town, he can't really leave, but he's suddenly satisfied because he has overcome his own submissiveness and now is pursuing his own dreams.
    mikebbbon June 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI don't think it's completely a jerk song. It can be taken like that, but it can also be taken other ways.
    However, from the lines

    "Why you gotta keep the fan on high when it's cold outside?
    Just wanna let you know that I'm still a fan-get it?"

    I do get a sexual meaning. Why do you have to keep the fan "on high."
    And he's a "fan."
    He's still "on high" for her.

    But yeh, whatevs.
    LiveLoveMusicon April 09, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat a great song........ but not too sure on the meaning. Any ideas?
    Andaahon May 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think hes sorta tired of making promises to everyone so hes making some promises that arent that hard to keep... i think its also about just being human and having thoughts about everything and not really knowing what to do with them...
    faydoedeelayon June 06, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is catchy
    demented barbieon June 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe double negatives make positives, so he's really not going to try very hard to make this relationship work, but he obviously likes her sexually ("I am all bone").

    Doesn't Eve 6 just rock your sox off? I know my sox were off the first time I heard Inside Out, and they've backed it up with two wonderful CDs. I was a bit disappointed by Here's To The Night - it's so mainstream, so non-Eve 6, but still pretty dern good, until it got overplayed on the radio. THE RADIO STILL SUX.
    semicharmedgirlon June 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIT MEANS FUCK OFF LEAVE ME ALONE YOU'RE PISSING ME OFF.

    people keep bossing him around telling him he should be this way, do this that way, etc etc etc, i know the feeling.
    blinkyon June 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe line "I am all bone" means I'm just human, and the "I am two toned, read as a new born white as a corpse" means I'm just new and innocent to this world, but you're making it feel like death.
    Wickedbunnyon June 21, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is more about two people going two different places in their lives and neither of them know if it will really work... and yea i agree with semicharmed girl... i ranted about that on the heres to the nights board haha
    eve6rockerchicon July 08, 2002   Link

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