"All Those Promises" as written by and Janis Ian....
I don’t need to know her name
It’s enough for me to know she is
I know she is not to blame
Did you tell her you were free
after all you said to me?

And all those promises
that you made and left behind
were filled with emptiness
You were never really mine
Every sweet caress
was just your second best
Broken promises

Baby, I’m amazed
at how long I still believed
How many lies it takes
before someone like me sees
All the tears you cry
never can deny
that you make love a lie
All the tears you cry
they never could deny
that you make love a lie

So when you see her, hold her tight
Don’t forget to whisper in her ear
When she wakes alone at night
holding only memories
maybe she will think of me

And all those promises
that you made me from the start
were filled with emptiness
from the desert of your heart
Every sweet caress
was just your second best
Broken promises

Baby, I’m amazed
at how long I still believed
How many lies it takes
before someone like me sees
All the tears you cried
they never could deny
that you made love a lie
All those tears you cried
They never could deny
that you made love a lie


Lyrics submitted by lillerina

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