"You Promised" as written by and Brantley Gilbert....
She was crying out my name
Standing in the driveway
Little bare feet wearing her cotton dress and I
I still see the rain chasing tears down her face

It was back in October when I said its over and hid
Behind the door
Behind the shame of my conviction
Bedside myself
Beside some empty pill prescription

Can hear her screaming now
No baby don't, your making my heart hurt
Dont say those words
Take it back
You know you dont mean that
You swore when I wore your ring
It meant forever
Ive got it on baby
How can you say I lost it
Oh, you promised

Started crying while I was asleep
Waking up and reaching out
To a bed as empty as the heart inside my chest
So I gathered up some pictures
Said I had some things to give her
I let her read a letter
I had written her to give her on the day we tied the knot
I saw the tears
I saw them fall as she read the part of my growing old
I heard her words
I heard her say it'll never work

And hit my knees and cried
No baby don't you're making my heart hurt
Dont say those words
Take it back
You know you dont mean it
You swore when you wore my ring
It meant forever
Youve got it on baby
How can you say you lost it
Yeah and you promised

We were different people then
Look at all the hateful things weve said
And Im just as guilty
But girl thats no way to be yeah
Take it easy baby Im still broken
Memories enough to tear me wide open
When you see me girl you curse my name
Makes me wanna say

No, no baby don't
Youre making my heart hurt
Dont say those words
Take it back
You know you don't mean it
And you know when you wore my ring
We said forever
But you took it off baby
Safe to say we're through
No matter what you do you know Ill always love you
Well I have to
'Cause I promised

Lyrics submitted by dkyle_06

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    Song MeaningHe left her, she wanted him back and reminded him that he promised. By the time he came back around, she was tired of hurting and she had decided to be done with him. He told her he promised to always love her and he would, even though she wouldn't be with him.
    cgannon94on May 22, 2012   Link

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