"Promise" as written by and David Shannon Bazan....
I'll take something to believe
Something with long sleeves
Cause it's unpredictable
Now Jesus said he'd fill my needs
But my heart still bleeds
He's just not physical

Now why can't I see

If I look up and the sky's not there
Is there any reason that I should be scared
When a promise is a promise I know

Now we've established lack of sight
Maybe vision's the right word
For what I need
Cause I can't see with human eyes
Lord knows I've tried
To follow where he leads

From what I've seen so far
I can't believe my eyes
And what a nice surprise


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"Promise" as written by David Shannon Bazan

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    General CommentI think he's talking about not being sure whether he is in fact saved, like God promised he would be. I think when he says "if i look up and the sky's not there" he's talking about judgement day, [revelation 20:11- Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. Earth and sky fled from his presence, and there was no place for them.] and how wonders if he should be scared because he doesnt have enough faith. he knows that God has promised to save him but he struggles with doubt and worries that this imperfect faith will not be enough when it comes down to it. The last couple of lines seem hopeful, although I don't really know what they mean. Maybe that so far God has been faithful?
    Miss Miseryon August 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti dig this song... why can't i see? but a promise is a promise. God always keeps them...it's hard to remember/see sometimes, jah?
    kryngeon May 22, 2002   Link
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    General CommentGreat song...i think he is basically talking about blind faith in his religion...
    Popper1777on July 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commentmy favorite song by pedro the lion . . =) . . they have a sound all their own.
    OneGirlArmy07on August 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commentoh man. pedro is soo good. how does he do it?
    madmichon September 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits more than just seeing and believing...its about having faith :)
    churchclotheson May 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*unpredictable out there

    *vision's the right word for what i mean
    goodnighton June 20, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*it's unpredictable out there.

    *vision's the right word for what i mean.
    goodnighton June 20, 2003   Link
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    General CommentA friend wanted me to listen to Pedro the Lion... It was kinda wierd considering im athiest and all of the lyrics are very christiany.. the songs are ok, the lyrics have good meanings but i don't like the jesus and god references, but that is just the way i beleave =\. Anyways, this is a good song for christians, has no true meaning for me, but... oh well.. i
    Spockguyon May 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentActually compared to his other religiously-themed songs, I don't have an issue saying this is the most "typical" and among the weakest. Too generic, if you ask me.
    vjonnyvon December 12, 2005   Link

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