"The Promise" as written by and Miranda Eleanor De Fonbrune/higgins Cooper....
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Everything he does, better than anything ordinary
Everything he wants he gets
Cause everything he gets is kinda necessary
I believe in love
Tell me can anything last forever
Life can live up to love
Got a hand on my heart gonna stay in heaven

[Chorus: x2]
You're gonna make me, make me love you
Nothing at all, nothing that I do
Promise I made, promise I made
Started to fade, started to fade, Babe

Maybe next time I will take the right on by
I wanna feel you near

'Cause I can't play this like, I'm in too well
My letter stamp is down, and I gotta fear
Oh baby right here

Giving up to looking into windows,
Yeah I've enough of wishing I've found you
Baby don't you know
I've had as much as I can take of falling, yeah
Got a lot to learn about riding through

[Chorus: x2]

Here I am, walking primrose
Wondering when I'm gonna see you again
So here I am, walking primrose
Wondering when I'm gonna see you again

I got my hands all ready to touch your soul
I'm gonna get the energy to wind me close to you
Got my eyes on the prize
Are you watching me baby?

'Cause my heart is turning to solid gold
And my head is saying honey too good to be true
Oh one look into your glitter eyes
How else telling me every time

[Chorus: x2]

Maybe it's not that hard to know you
Maybe we'll make it up and go
Maybe we'll work things out
'Cause there's only one way up and one way down I know

If you wanna convince me start again
If you wanna be with me in my arms

[Chorus: x2]


Lyrics submitted by BambooBanga, edited by raycfinn

"The Promise" as written by Thomas Williams

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentI wasn't too keen on this at first, but the more I listen to it, the more I love it. The lyrics are a bit..eh, but GA aren't renowned for their poignant songs, are they? Fantastic pop song nonetheless.
    radiogoogooon September 27, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti agree with the post ^^^ at first i didnt like it but now its always in my head.
    fabulicious-frankieon October 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah that's the thing about Girls Aloud, they're choruses are catchy, the verses are forgetable and the lyrics make little sense. 'Walking Primrose'? what's that about? ^.^
    cheekymunkeybooon November 04, 2008   Link
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    General CommentGranted its a catchy tune, so long as I dont have to hear that first verse, the lyrics irritate me, they just dont make sense..
    Sero674on November 20, 2008   Link
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    General Commentwas wondering if anyone knew who wrote the song/when it was wrote as the lyrics seem to fit particularly well with ashley cole cheating on cherly cole ordeal.
    absolutely adore this song and especially the video...very dreamgirls..gorgeous dresses too
    joanneh3on December 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI heard the song was about someone falling in love uncontrolably when they dont want to. even though they made a promise to themselves that they wouldnt theres nothing they can do to stop it.
    RayChieon January 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentFrom the singles boxset:
    It was decided that the band were no ready to pull off the definitive girlgroup look- that of The Supremes in the 1960s- and that a slightly 60s sounding sound would complement the look. One day two young Australian musicians at Xenomania, Jason and Kieran, played the backing track to Brian Higgins, and The Promise was born. Brian and Miranda Cooper didn't write anything to the backing track for a few weeks- they waited until the right time so they didn't ruin the moment. Eventually the right time was a sunny summer Thursday. They wrote the song in seven minutes.
    The day before The Promise was due to be delivered to the label the entire backing track was ditched and replayed from scratch.
    xchimxon October 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree it is a catchy tune. I didn't even like it at first, granted that the singing is a bit mediocre
    MuzickLvron December 24, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe first verse kinda makes sense once you think about it.

    This guy is doing better than the old guy, which was what she was used to. She's not used to someone who buys what he wants and the things he buys are things she needs. She believes in love, but after so much heartache she wondering can love actually last as she once believed it could, and if it can, then just maybe she will let herself fall for the guy.

    At least that's what I got from it. Yeah, Cheryl did mention in an interview that the song was about falling in love uncontolably. You promised you self you weren't going to fall in love again, but then as soon as you make that promise, Mr. Right comes along and charms your socks off and you're trying so hard to fight it, but you can't.
    Prowler Kidon March 07, 2010   Link

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