"The Promise" as written by and Jonathan Luke/nixon Mcduffee....
She said it's just like Hollywood
Now I'm afraid
Because the boy forgets the girl
While she sits home and waits
But you promised me you won't
And you've never lied so please don't

If you want L.A. then go to L.A.
Despite the miles between us
My heart will never change
'Cause you're all that it beats for
When you're all back to that door

I'm not saying that I don't believe
I'm exactly where I want to be
Don't you take that from me no

You know I still get lost in your eyes
With your lips and your kiss and your hand in mine
You're all that I need
And I promise I'll sleep fine tonight
Just knowing you're here by my side
Don't give this up, don't give this up

I'm not saying that I don't believe
I'm exactly where I want to be
Don't you take that from me no

You keep on running, you're running away
I'll be here waiting wishing you could see
But I'll just remember the promise that you made whoa

I'll keep on fighting, I'm fighting for you
I swear I would give you the sun and the moon
If you'll just remember the promise that you made

Oh, oh, oh, oh
I'm not saying that I don't believe
I'm exactly where I want to be
Don't you take that from me no
I'm not saying that I don't believe
I'm exactly where I want to be
Don't you take that from me
Don't you take that from me

Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa


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"The Promise" as written by Jonathan Luke Mcduffee Brandon Christopher Wootten

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentThis song is so fantastic. It's not just about a girl going away and he stays, it could be either way around. And it doesn't have to be LA. LA in this song stands for just something bigger. For instance, I am going to be training/working with racehorses as a career and my family doesn't want me to do it b/c there's not a ton of money in it, but "I'm exactly where I want to be. Don't you take that from me."
    Tiphanieon June 24, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen you're all back to that door = When you walk back through that door

    With your lips and your kiss and you're in mine = With your lips and your kiss and your hand in mine

    And I promise I'll sleep not tonight = And I promise I'll sleep hard tonight

    Great song.
    Ardoron May 26, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song's amazing! the meaning of this song is pretty simple


    his lover or whatever wants to go to hollywood for stardom, despite his disapproval. But he says "If you want la, then go to la" saying to just go if you want, but to always remember the promises you made. he'll always love her the same, waiting for her to come back home.
    MarianooMayhemon June 14, 2010   Link
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    General CommentBasically, she wants to go to L.A. and get famous, and he says that he wants to stay. and i think maybe she accuses him of doubting her cause it says "im not saying that i dont belive"

    but this can be held in so many ways. im a christian, and this reminds me of an old bf that didn't want me to stay with my faith.
    KatAttackon July 25, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationBy looking at the beginning of the song, it tells me that the song has been written from the perspective of a girl. The girl in this song is telling her love to pursue his dreams and go to L.A even though it means leaving her for now, but she is telling him how much he means to her and pleading with him not to forget about her while she is back home waiting for him to return and for him to be in her arms again
    erbinator79on December 24, 2010   Link

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