"Promise" as written by Peter Hayes and Robert Turner....
Son, I see it in your eyes
There is a burden you cannot hide
But in their arms you feel so alive
And in a moment you're cast aside

All lines have broken
And we need you to hold on
Your eyes have opened
But you've got to go on
I'll comfort you, I'll stay with you
It's a promise not forgotten

Now I hear you in my mind
There is a story you bring to life
And I will bow gently by your feet
But tread softly, you tread on my dreams

All lines have broken
And we need you to hold on
Your eyes have opened
But you've got to go on
I'll comfort you, I'll stay with you
It's a promise not forgotten

You're crying all these tears
But they mean to leave you dry
You're still fighting all these years
By the same old things we wished we never had

Vision softly fades
But there's a light that still remains
And in these walls I feel your sadness wane
But in the moment you feel no pain

All lines are broken
And we need you to hold on
Your eyes have opened
But you've got to go on
I'll comfort you, I'll sing to you
It's a promise not forgotten

Come on baby, let's fight the sunlight
Come on baby, let's light the night


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"Promise" as written by Peter Hayes Robert Turner

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    General Commentno comment on this song? a shame...well i don't really have a clue what it means...but to me its about a friend trying to comfort his friend after having a hard way to pass....or something like that...the guy is sad because he lost his gf...anyway i like this song, thats what matters.
    schoofchenon July 10, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti think its about someone dying...
    jamcjimboon July 31, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAnd this part

    Come on baby, let's fight the sunlight
    Come on baby, let's light the night


    is so contradicting it's like when we have one thing we want another and when we have the the second we want the first kinda like the grass is always greener o the other side.
    MUSICion January 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOr like they're striving to be different.....or things come hard for them always fighting what comes their way.
    MUSICion January 02, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHad I the heavens' embroidered cloths,
    Enwrought with the golden and silver light,
    The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
    Of night and light and half-light,
    I would spread the cloths under your feet
    But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
    I have spread my dreams beneath your feet;
    Tread softly because you tread on my dreams...
    William Butler Yeats
    z4ckm0rrison July 01, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningIts Gods promise (of salvation/eternal life and whatnot) to Jesus. Its Gods plea in to those vital moments when Jesus could have given in and got himself out of trouble. God was assuring Jesus he was doing the right thing, and thus God would keep his promise back to Jesus.

    BRMCs site says "light the sunrise" btw...
    notFRANKon August 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI feel that this is a song about a father talking to his son (but no directly to him). How he sees the troubles in his life and that he knows the same story all too well cause he was also once a child (very similar to him) . He could either being talking as the father being dead and speaking from heaven or from speaking as a father in the present day through sing/song form.
    subocaj22on September 25, 2012   Link

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