You better believe I'm coming
You better believe what I say
You better hold on to your promises
Because you bet, you'll get what you deserve
She's going to leave him over
She's gonna take her love away
So much for your eternal vows, well
It does not matter anyway

Why can't you stay here awhile
Stay here awhile
Stay with me

Oh, all the promises we made
All the meaningless and empty words
I prayed, prayed, prayed
Oh, all the promises we broke
All the meaningless and empty words
I spoke, spoke, spoke

Do-do-do, do-do-do,
Do-do-do, do-do-do

What of all the things that you taught me
What of all the things that you'd say
What of all your prophetic preaching
You're just throwing it all away
Maybe we should burn the house down
Have ourselves another fight
Leave the cobwebs in the closet
Cause tearing them out is just not right

Why can't you stay here awhile
Stay here awhile
Stay with me, oh oh!

Oh eh, oh eh, oh eh,
Oh eh [Repeat x4]

Do-do-do
Do-do-do
Do-do-do
Do-do-do



Lyrics submitted by Lamia

"Promises" as written by Dolores Mary O'riordan

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Comment:This song has really grown on me. Great stuff. It's really a self explanetory lyric.
    butterflykiss84on March 16, 2003   Link
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    General Comment:This song has really grown on me. Great stuff. It's really a self explanetory lyric.
    butterflykiss84on March 16, 2003   Link
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    General Comment:Fantastic song. Don't know about the lyrics. Decent I guess.
    finnurtgon February 12, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:This song means what it says....
    When you are in love you make so many promises ... so many promises you break later...
    pmartin8on July 14, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:It's about marriage and divorce...and the empty promises that comes with that.
    nilleron August 22, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:the lyrics pretty much explain themselves. i love this song...i remember seeing it on tv loooong ago, but i never caught who sang it or what it was called. it was years later i heard it again and it all came rushing back to me..awesome song, holds alot of meaning, and truth.=)
    forevermineon October 03, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:I heard this song a while back, but I never got a chance to really listen to it. And now going through my old CDs I came by this song...and voila! I love it - time changes tastes eh?
    Fantastic song, guitar (god I love it) and drums and the Voice!!
    LordMorningStaron December 11, 2005   Link
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    General Comment:yeah, it's a great song about divorce. the live version's better tho
    stegemreealion January 23, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:yeh i never saw it about marriage but it seems to be that. they're marriage is breaking... promises were broken and all the words were fake and meaningless in thier relationship.
    Kiki Bnon July 29, 2007   Link
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    General Comment:this song is about divorce, and a feeling of being betrayed by your significant other, about his/her hypocrisy. but i also sense a bit of betrayal of her side, see you, by the i love this song, gives me a lot of energy
    ecuindexon February 19, 2008   Link

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