"Promise" as written by and Tori Amos Myra Ellen Amos....
Promise not to say
That you told me so
Promise not to say
That I'm getting too old

Promise not to take
Never take your phone
I mean take their word
You mean over yours?
What I need to know, will you

Be there, Be there, Be there
Be there, Be there, Be there
Where the sun shines
I will be there
You are the light
That follows you everywhere
And look for my love
Where the sun shines
I will be there
Will you

Promise not to judge
To judge who you love
I don't know if I
Yes, make that Promise
Whatever it is
Can you hear the truth
If they accuse me
You think I'll doubt you?
What I need to know, will you

Be there, Be there, Be there
Be there, Be there, Be there
Where the sun shines
I will be there
You are the light
That follows you everywhere
And look for my love
Where the sun shines
I will be there
Will you

Be there, Be there, Be there
Be there, Be there, Be there
When I am all alone
You're not alone
When I am broken down
We all break down
When every door is closed
There is one more
Will you look for me?
I will rescue you

Where the sun shines
I will be there
You are the light
That follows you everywhere
And look for my love
Where the sun shines
Where the sun shines
I will be there
I will be there
I will be there

Be there, Be there, Be there


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"Promise" as written by Myra Ellen Tori Amos

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    General CommentThis is one of my favorite songs on Tori's most recent album, because it shows both sides of the mother-daughter relationship. I love the underlying statements in the song that both of them are afraid that they will be judged too harshly and abandoned by the other and that both of them offer something salvific or restorative for the other. It's a nice reminder to be more gracious in the way we look at each other whether we're mothers or daughters or both.

    The second verse especially speaks to me and my experience of coming out to my mom within the past year.
    spacegirl92on November 20, 2014   Link

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