"Promise Broken" as written by and Ruttan/findley....
I'm out here everyday breakin' haerts along the way
I cause ears to fall and some to lose it all
This whole world would be
Better off without me
Well, I'm the saddest words you've spoken
I'm a promise broken

I'm the ballgame that you missed
I'm the calls that don't come in
I'm every poor excuse you use to cover up the truth
I tell the people that you love
That they don't matter quite enough
There's no stoppin' me once I'm in motion
I'm a promise broken

Disappointment, disillusion
Despair, confusion
I've seen it all in their eyes
Don't promise you will if you won't
Don't say you do if you don't
Its alright to say you'll try

Well, I get pushed aside when you move on with your life
But I'll stand the test of time in your heart and in your mind
You'll think about me now and then
Wonder how your life might've been
But I will leave you never knowin'
Well, I'm a promise broken
I'm a promise broken

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    General Commentthis song reminds me of me. a little too much honestly. i think i cry almost every time i hear it, but i love it.
    litup09on February 10, 2007   Link
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    General Commenttook me a couple of listenings to gett all of the deep meanings this song has
    oocaptainooon May 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis may be in the top 3 of the most simple, yet poignant Country songs ever written. Simple words, you don't need a dictionary like a Police song, or a classical piece of literature like something Iron Maiden might have written. But heavy none-the-less. A great song from a greatly underrated album.

    By-the-way, the two ahead of it:

    George Jones 'He Stopped Loving Her Today' and Montgomery Gentry's 'Cold One Coming On'; the latter containing the most brief, to-the-point Country lyric ever written; the "Jesus Wept" equivalent of a Country music Bible...

    "Makes you want to start thinking, about drinking"; that is every Country song ever written boiled down to its core.
    Sharp Cheddaron April 23, 2008   Link

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