"Promise" as written by and Christopher Taylor/ormandy Brown....
So what is it about me
That you can't give in to
Forcing myself back
Now I can't talk to you
Maybe i should realize there a chance that
I was never meant to be with you

[Chorus:]
So just leave me standing
Never make that promise
You're aware your feelings aren't for me
Forcing me to believe in something real
I cannot hurt you
Runaway
I won't complain it's all my fault
Leading this observed by you

You see me beg and plead
It's what I always do
I guess I got off track
Oh I must be confused
Maybe i should realize there a chance that
I was never meant to be with you

[Chorus]

Would you care
If I was scared
Would you care
If I was scared
I am
For you

[Chorus]


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"Promise" as written by Christopher Taylor Brown Chris Brown

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    General CommentBest Trapt song ever created. Too bad it wasn't on the album.
    mink0on June 07, 2004   Link
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    General CommentYeah i agree, im a big trapt fan and this song is strangely, my favourite. here are the lyrics as i hear them please feel free to make changes:

    So what is it now about me?
    You can't give in to.
    I'm forcing my self back
    No, I can't talk to you.

    Maybe I should realise there's a chance that
    I was never meant to be with you..

    So just leave me standing
    Never make that promise
    Shut away your feelings all for me.
    ...Forcing you to believe in something real
    I can not hurt you
    Run away, I won't complain its all
    My fault, meaning as observed by you.

    You see me beg and plead
    Its what I always do
    I guess I got off track
    Oh, I must be confused.

    Maybe I should realise there's a chance that
    I was never meant to be with you..

    So just leave me standing
    Never make that promise
    Shut away your feelings all for me.
    ...Forcing you to believe in something real
    I can not hurt you
    Run away, I won't complain its all
    My fault, meaning as observed by you.

    Would you care if i was scared?
    Would you care if i was scared?
    I am, for you.

    So just leave me standing
    Never make that promise
    Shut away your feelings all for me.
    ...Forcing you to believe in something real
    I can not hurt you
    Run away, I won't complain its all
    My fault, meaning as observed by you.
    Meaning as observed by
    Meaning as observed by you


    Well i guess this song is about acceptance. I think our hero accepts the fact that his relationship has to end and that it wasnt meant to be ("maybe i should realise there's a chance that I was never meant to be with you")

    But although he realises it has to end the last thing in the world he wants to do is hurt her. So he tells her to run away, shut away her feelings and blames himself for everything .. ("I can not hurt you, run away i won't complain its all my fault") Although none of these would change her feelings i think he believes he can avoid hurting her by implementing them. Also probably why he is forcing himself back in the first verse.

    This is exemplified further when he says I am scared for you. Here he is showing compassion, and my only guess why is because he feels she may be vulnerable after the break up, and he is scared for her being alone.

    The song captures this compassion early in the tune, i love the way the vocals (especially the chorus) have so much feeling, if you really listen. That is probably why it is my favourite Trapt song.

    What do you think??
    justin22on September 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think chorus is:
    so just
    leave me standing
    never make that promise
    you're aware your feelings aren't for me
    (don't give it away)
    forcing me to believe in something real
    I cannot hurt you
    runaway
    I won't complain it's all my fault
    leading this observed by you
    azrawon October 15, 2007   Link

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