"Promises" as written by Dave Mustaine and Al Pitrelli....
Two hearts that shouldn't
Talk to each other become close
In a town much like a prison cell

People speak our names
On the street in hushed tones
Oh the stories they'd tell
If anyone would listen, anyone would listen

You come from a town where
People don't bother saying hello
Unless somebody's born or dies

And I come from a place where they
Drag your hopes through the mud
Because their own dreams are all dying

And when we walk down the street
The wind sings our name in rebel songs
The sounds of the night should make us anxious
But it's much to late when the fear is gone

I will meet you in the Next Life, I promise you
Where we can be together, I promise you
I will wait till then in Heaven, I promise you
I promise, I promise

There's so many fighting
To get past the Pearly Gates
But nobody ever wants to die or get saved

Their intentions aren't that good
And I can smell the asphalt
That's their personal road to hell being paved

And when we walk down the street
The wind sings our name in rebel songs
But it's much to late when the fear is gone

I will meet you in the next life, I promise you
Where we can be together, I promise you
I will wait till then in Heaven, I promise you
I promise, I promise

I will meet you in the next life, I promise you
Where we can be together, I promise you
I will wait till then in Heaven, I promise you
I promise, I promise


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"Promises" as written by Dave Mustaine Al Pitrelli

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  • +1
    General CommentGood point, i feel this is aobut a Romeo/Juliet style story.

    It's weird to hear him singing like this, and the guitaring is also amazing.
    Metalheadsk8zon October 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a shame nobody took Dave's slower more emotionally powerful lyrics seriously...because he did just as good job as when thrashing them out.

    The song seems to be about a Romeo and Juliet type scenario where the two lovers are kept apart, and end up dying for each other..as shown by the "I will meet you in the next life, I promise you"
    Prodigalon May 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is great, I think it had the ability to be a classic, it would have been if it was realeased on one of thier other albums and not on the "less-popular" The World Needs A Hero. I dont think the album was that bad, just there was no Songs to make it sucessfull like peace sells from peace sells, In my darkest hour from So far so good so wat, Trust from cryptic writings and so on and so forth
    Metal_Up_Ya_Ass_Jayon September 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is a beautiful song...
    weber_101on April 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningThis song is about two people who are in love but can't be together for some reason (parents, same sex, religion, etc...), so they make a promise to meet each other in the next life.
    Slasheryon December 26, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti definatly agree with the romeo and juliet thing.. They want to be together but nobody approves
    lala070893on April 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSong brings a tear to my eye.
    techgeiston November 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI cry when I hear this song.
    =,(
    Such a good song too.
    invader_kibbyon December 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe song is very bluntly written...
    I am no fan of Megadeth,but this is song took a place on my "song that remind and mean something" list...

    In any case...

    Two hearts that shouldn't
    Talk to each other become close
    In a town much like a prison cell

    The connection in fact is like barely any connection at all,they use this connection,thou both realize later they shouldn't,but at the time it becomes something bigger and its too late.

    People speak our names
    On the street in hushed tones
    Oh the stories they'd tell

    You come from a town where
    People don't bother saying hello
    Unless somebody's born or dies

    And I come from a place where they
    Drag your hopes through the mud
    Because their own dreams are all dying

    Here,this part... it points out the problem is distance... huge distance.

    And when we walk down the street
    The wind sings our name in rebel songs
    The sounds of the night should make us anxious
    But it's much to late when the fear is gone

    I doubt they actually walk down the street,and the winds sing their names in "rebel songs" since they fought with all their being against something that never could be...

    I will meet you in the Next Life, I promise you
    Where we can be together, I promise you
    I will wait till then in Heaven, I promise you
    I promise, I promise

    A promise... and we don't even know if we can actually make that promise... at this point the pain dominates over love... and we say words and make promises just to lessen the pain...

    etc. I do not feel like doing the rest,yet,you get my point...
    If anyone would listen

    Rumors spread like an illness,and this connection becomes the first topic in the street,since it is a small town... (how fucking familiar to me...)
    Beliathoron October 05, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe last thing about rumors is meant for

    People speak our names
    On the street in hushed tones
    Oh the stories they'd tell
    Beliathoron October 05, 2008   Link

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