"No Promise Have I Made" as written by and Lorenz Hart....
If I could change my mind what changes would it bring
If I could change you, well it wouldn't change a thing
Well now you know and now you shouldn't be afraid
No promise have I made

Tell me a story tell me just another lie
Well I can tell you set your expectations high
Well now I've faced up to you facing me betrayed
No promise have I made

Well there's some green and there's some white and there's some gold
But brighter colors I have left you to behold
It's your good fortune there's a fortune to be paid
No promise have I made


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"No Promise Have I Made" as written by Grant Vernon Hart

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    General CommentIt's impossible to decide which of HD's two scribes, Hart and Mould, are the more versatile. I think this is one of Hart's best.

    This is a deeply affecting balland, and it's all the more admirable for its candour. It seems to combine genuine affection with resignation to an imminent breakup, and it does this well, treading a difficult line between mawkishness and disinterest.

    (at least that's my interpretation)

    If you consider this this alongside 'The Girl of Heaven Hill', a frenetic tour de force in power punk, you can begin to see how much range Grant had, and if anything, he was the minor contributor to the group alongside Mould, who is also rather talented.

    This goes part of the way to explaining how influential HD were. It's amazing how much of alternative rock and even mainstream rock, owes to what they produced in their brief but prolific career.

    I hope many fans of contemporary alternative rock rediscover Husker Du alongside other bands like The Replacements and Sonic Youth. They're very underappreciated.
    ianrickardon November 12, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt's impossible to decide which of HD's two scribes, Hart and Mould, are the more versatile. I think this is one of Hart's best.

    This is a deeply affecting balland, and it's all the more admirable for its candour. It seems to combine genuine affection with resignation to an imminent breakup, and it does this well, treading a difficult line between mawkishness and disinterest.

    (at least that's my interpretation)

    If you consider this this alongside 'The Girl of Heaven Hill', a frenetic tour de force in power punk, you can begin to see how much range Grant had, and if anything, he was the minor contributor to the group alongside Mould, who is also rather talented.

    This goes part of the way to explaining how influential HD were. It's amazing how much of alternative rock and even mainstream rock, owes to what they produced in their brief but prolific career.

    I hope many fans of contemporary alternative rock rediscover Husker Du alongside other bands like The Replacements and Sonic Youth. They're very underappreciated.
    ianrickardon November 12, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"Well there's some green and there's some white and there's some gold
    But brighter colors I have left you to behold"

    Makes me think that the person the narrator is breaking up with is Irish (green, white, gold are the colours of the irish tricolour)
    Yer_Maon February 25, 2006   Link

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