"Promise" as written by and Jermaine/casey Dupri....
Open hearted as a heart can be
'Cause we all a ruin like broken leaves
I give you me in oceans of tearz up to my knees
Stitched together like pants and sleeves
I carry this carapace worn thin by he and she
Danced to dust and dusk and
Strung along the highway
I found my way belligerent
Following the stars of your eyes

Promise me that you'll cherish
This tarnished offering

And if you take me inside
And you give me a place to hide and cry
I'll bathe you in the crystal light
That sleeps between my thighs
A times you fear the angle's sigh
To the lord and heavens that is aint right
But in this chalice you'll fine the wine
Our hands hold bonfires burning bright
And the heart is dumb and the heart is blind
But I think you'll find that the lord is kind
And I pray you'll cherish this tarnished offering
Burnt silver brushed lavender offspring

Burnt silver brushed lavender offspring
Sprung from me when first we kissed
You held me quietly a rush purged me of my past
Opened a desert of diamonds vast glinting and a tiny chorus
Of swallows, swung open the door freed the caged bees
And wallows, swarm geometric patterns on the sun
Eclipse new moon Tempt my werewolf not to run


Lyrics submitted by TDeMello, edited by punch, mister care-too-much

"Promise" as written by Michael Frederick De Wolf Jarrod Douglas Montague

Lyrics © CAPITOL CHRISTIAN MUSIC GROUP

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    General CommentI figured it's about a starting relationship, both on an emotional as as a sexual level.

    "And if you take me inside
    And you give me a place to hide and cry
    I'll bathe you in the crystal light
    That sleeps between my thighs"

    If I open up my heart to you, and you do the same to me, and we'll become emotionally connected, I will also give you beautiful physical love. That's what it seems to say.

    Most other lines seem to describe the emotional connection between the lovers.

    But sex and lust can harm emotional connections. Therefore, "Tempt my werewolf not to run", or, as I interpret it, I'll try to have the person I am at night (the physical lover, the sex) not to destroy the daytime person, the emotionally connected lover.
    sanspekon January 12, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment^ I also believe it is about homosexuality --- Though I hadn't thought of it until now.
    And I have it in good authority that these are not real sisters, if you know what I mean, so it does make sense.
    stentorianon February 02, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnd the heart is dumb and the heart is blind
    But I think you'll find that the lord is kind

    i love those lines, moreso how they're delivered, than the lines themselves though. i could definitely see this song being about homosexuality, seeing as both of them are bi-sexuals i think...
    dustybreezeon March 23, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti wonder if the reason people havent commented this song is because they dont like it, or they dont understand it. or maybe they just havent heard it.

    i really like it.


    personally, i think its just about sacrificing yourself for someone else.
    completely.
    chunnabeeon June 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentahh i love this song. Cocorosie is wonderful.
    Muhmooshkahon July 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti just really would like to know waht they mean by "and if you take me inside and give me a place to hide and cry, i'll bathe you in the crystal light that sleeps between my thighs"

    it seems like one of the more powerful lines in this song. i like the beat a lot.
    baileysFUNKon November 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI believe this song is sacrificing yourself like chunnabee and also about opening up both your heart and home to someone who is in need of it.
    radiodept.on November 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song.

    above all that was written here, i also think this is song about homosexuality too.
    "At times you fear the angle's sigh
    To the lord and heavens that this ain't right"

    This is my MOST MOST FAVORITE COCOROSIE SoNG!
    Zemfirason January 13, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti know this probably has nothing to do with the actual meaning of the song, but whenever i hear the "eclipse, new moon" part, i always think of the books new moon and eclipse by stephenie meyer.
    reneehatesyouon May 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI don't think this is about homosexuality. Well, not necessarily.

    "At times you fear the angel's sigh
    To the lord and heavens that this ain't right"

    She's saying that sometimes you may doubt this relationship & think that you don't think this is right & maybe not 'destiny'

    "And the heart is dumb and the heart is blind
    But I think you'll find that the lord is kind"

    But it is reasonable to doubt things & it happens because the heart is dumb/blind, but the Lord put us together & it IS meant to be.

    something like taht...
    muffinsliketoloveon December 29, 2008   Link

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