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Well, I remember sneaking in through her parent’s back door
In the middle of the night, in the middle of the storm
To tell her she was all I would ever need
And that the promises I made were the promises I’d keep

I was shaking like a leaf and soaking to the bone
But I swore to her that night she’d never run alone

‘Cause promises are all you’ve got to give
When you’re burning with desire but you’re just a kid
And promises are all you wanna hear
It don’t matter that they’re just gonna disappear
They might only last a night, but then another one is born
They make you feel alive, like you’re worth a little more
That’s what promises are for

She went to college and we both fell out of touch
I got a job tending bar, didn’t make that much
I wonder if she met a guy to love her like I did
Or if she looked him in the eye and made a promise like I did

I could never give her up, not without looking back
When we gave ourselves away I thought we made a pact

‘Cause promises are all you’ve got to give
When you’re burning with desire but you’re just a kid
And promises are all you wanna hear
It don’t matter that they’re just gonna disappear
They might only last a night, but then another one is born
They make you feel alive, like you’re worth a little more
That’s what promises are for

See, I’ve been taking stock while the days roll on
I think about her when the night gets calm
So what if we were young, so what if I was wrong
Well, I believed in her and trusted all along

‘Cause promises are all you’ve got to give
When you’re burning with desire but you’re just a kid
And promises are all you wanna hear
It don’t matter that they’re just gonna disappear
They might only last a night, but then another one is born
They make you feel alive, like you’re worth a little more
That’s what promises are for



Lyrics submitted by Supersly87

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