"Promise This" as written by Wayne Wilkins, Christopher Jackson and Priscilla Renea....
Alouette uette uette
Alouette uette uette
Alouette uette uette
Déployer les ailes

In my beginning there was nothing
So empty in the space between
And you came in, turned the lights on
And created what it's came to be

Before I pluck your wings, cover me, please
Spread your wings cover me and

Promise this, if I die before I wake, oh
Promise this, take a time to say your grace
On your knees you pray for me
Promise this, be the last to kiss my lips

Alouette uette uette
Alouette uette uette
Alouette uette uette
Déployer les ailes

Alouette uette uette
Alouette uette uette
Alouette uette uette
Plumerez les ailes

Though I'm walking through the shadows
You are with me and you comfort me
Lay me down now, time for sleeping
But before that would you miss on me

Before I pluck your wings, cover me, please
Spread your wings cover me and

Promise this, if I die before I wake oh
Promise this, take a time to say your grace
On your knees you pray for me
Promise this, be the last to kiss my lips

Alouette uette uette
Alouette uette uette
Alouette uette uette
Déployer les ailes

Alouette uette uette
Alouette uette uette
Alouette uette uette
Plumerez les ailes

By a thread we're hanging on
In the hope you don't let go
If you ever leave me
No, I wanna go with you

Promise this, if I die before I wake oh
Promise this, take a time to say your grace
On your knees you pray for me
Promise this be the last to kiss my lips

Alouette uette uette
Alouette uette uette
Alouette uette uette
Déployer les ailes

Alouette uette uette
Alouette uette uette
Alouette uette uette
Déployer les ailes

Allouette, déployer les ailes
Allouette, plumerez les ailes


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"Promise This" as written by Christopher Jackson Wayne Wilkins

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    General CommentSometimes she says "plumerai les ailes" in the chorus.

    The final bit is...

    Alouette
    Déployer les ailes
    Alouette
    Plumerai les ailes
    Steveweiseron September 24, 2010   Link
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    General CommentRight, I think I have them as accurate as possible. I changed a few mistakes with the order of the french bits, and added that last bit (thanks guys for telling me about that bit, I totally forgot!)

    Also, the bit that is hard to distinguish, the "would you...on me" part, well, I've listened to it really hard a good few times and I'm pretty sure it's "would you restore me", but she pronounces "restore" as "ree-store", to keep it in time and to fit in with the French theme.

    Any other suggestions/interpretations, please message me with them! This song is probably gonna be huge in a few months time so I don't want people reading the wrong lyrics! Thanks :D
    paperprincesson October 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentDoes anyone yet know what the song is truly about... my take on it is:-

    Alouette..uette..uette
    -> Skylark..lark..lark ("-uette" is the last part of "alouette")

    Déployer l'aile
    -> Spead your wings

    Plumerai les ailes
    -> Pluck your wings

    In the English part she mentions, "Before I pluck your wings- cover me, please spread your wings- cover me" at first I thought she's was asking someone to settle down with her- and plucking wings would be a way of proving he won't fly off with someone else.

    However she's making constant reference to death; "die before I wake", "By a thread we're hanging on", "On your knees you pray for me".. maybe it's the death of a relationship, which kind of makes sense.

    I do believe it may have been inspired by the French nursery rhyme called Alouette, which is a song about plucking a skylark of it's feathers (so they can cook and eat it).
    ashudsonon October 31, 2010   Link

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