"The Promise (When In Rome cover)" as written by Paul Jackson, Michael John Chetwood, Dean Howard, Tim Burgess, Ronnie Rogers and Carol Ann Decker....
[Originally by When In Rome]

If you need a friend,
Don't look to a stranger,
You know in the end,
I'll always be there.

And when you're in doubt,
And when you're in danger,
Take a look all around,
And I'll be there.

I'm sorry, but I'm just thinking of the right words to say. (I promise)
I know they don't sound the way I planned them to be. (I promise)
But if you'll wait around a while, I'll make you fall for me,
I promise, I promise you I will.

When your day is through,
And so is your temper,
You know what to do,
I'm gonna always be there.

Sometimes if I shout,
It's not what's intended.
These words just come out,
With no gripe to bear.

I'm sorry, but I'm just thinking of the right words to say. (I promise)
I know they don't sound the way I planned them to be. (I promise)
But if you'll wait around a while, I'll make you fall for me,
I promise, I promise you...

I'm sorry, but I'm just thinking of the right words to say. (I promise)
I know they don't sound the way I planned them to be. (I promise)
And if I had to walk the world, I'd make you fall for me,
I promise, I promise you I will.

I gotta tell ya, I need to tell ya, I gotta tell ya, I gotta tell yaaaa ...

I'm sorry, but I'm just thinking of the right words to say. (I promise)
I know they don't sound the way I planned them to be. (I promise)
But if you'll wait around a while, I'll make you fall for me,
I promise, I promise you...

I'm sorry, but I'm just thinking of the right words to say. (I promise)
I know they don't sound the way I planned them to be. (I promise)
And if I had to walk the world, I'd make you fall for me,
I promise, I promise you I will ...
I will...
I will...
I will



Lyrics submitted by simply__me

"The Promise" as written by Dean Howard Carol Ann Decker

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentGreat song. Although, I couldn't interpret what those lyrics were (see question marks)

    This song makes itself obvious in most parts - some guy/girl who considers a friend close. Basically, they want that particular friend to notice that they're there for them. At the same time, the guy/girl is in love with that close friend. "But if you wait around a while, I'll make you fall for me".
    simply__meon February 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentisn't this a cover? i don't know the original artist but yeah.
    and i think he says "with no gripe to them" :)
    sabbypaion February 19, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyeah, its a cover of "I promise you I will" by Depeche Mode. Great song, anberlin did an amazing job.
    fierythornbushon February 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentCorrection -

    This is a cover of "The Promise" by an 80s band from Manchester, England called "When in Rome"

    If you go here you can listen to a clip of the original.

    amazon.com/When-Rome/dp/B000000WGM/sr=1-1/qid=1172071579/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1/…
    beyondclarityon February 21, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti do believe this song was featured in napleon dynamite also
    penguin92on February 26, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"And if i had to walk the world, i'll make you fall for me" are the correct lyrics to the last few chorus's of the song.
    breaknrox12on March 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYes, and Kudos to penguin92, that song was featured in 2006's Napolean Dynamite and is indeed a cover of "When In Rome's" song.
    jender4on September 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song reminds me of Blue October. I actually thought that it was for a little bit. I really like it. :D

    I think the message is pretty self-explanatory. He wants her to love him, and he'll do whatever it takes, although he knows he has shortcomings. I love it.
    aliciamarie2007on February 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti dont care who 1st did this song, but they deserve a lot of credit. i love this song.
    thebigeman77on March 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI listened to the When In Rome version,and I didn't think it was near as good as Anberlin's remake.
    sinslikeskeletonson August 09, 2009   Link

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