"Promises" as written by Michael D Hartnett, Lamar Williams Jr and David Jones....
Well don't you know I need a
Little indulgence?
Listen to the hunter becoming
Hunted
Everyday there's a million advances
Don't be too forceful you'll ruin
Your chances
Well don't you know that time is a
Broken glass
That splinters against the wall?
But the picture is coming back
Now baby
And I want to take it all

Don't go making all these promises
You know you cannot keep
There's a time to play a king and a
Time to be a thief
Cause if you're making all these
Promises you know you cannot keep
You know time will be the thief and
Your fallen king end up alone

So let your body move a little bit closer
Silent like the sound proceeding a cyclone
Don't you know that powerful thinking
Can be a force you don't want
To relinquish?
Well don't you know that
They say hanging on will justify the wait?
But patience and elated wisdom
Don't share a common phrase

Don't go making all these promises
You know you cannot keep
There's a time to play a king and a
Time to be a thief
Cause if you're making all these
Promises you know you cannot keep
You know time will be the thief and
Your fallen king end up alone

Well I'm only hanging on for what
Goes down
I'm floating high and my feet don't
Touch the ground
I'd take advantage but I can't see
Through this charade
So don't you, don't go make it harder
That hell
Cause it comes down to the making
You'd better be damned sure you can
Take it
Hey baby

Don't go making all these promises
You know you cannot keep
There's a time to play a king and a
Time to be a thief
Cause if you're making all these
Promises you know you cannot keep
You know time will be the thief and
Your fallen king end up alone

Time will be the thief
And your fallen king will end up...
A fool, a fool, a lonely sorry fool
Oh baby, 'cause I told you baby


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"Promises" as written by Kristy Patricia Clark Stephen Porter

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., DRIPPIN PUBLISHING

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    General CommentThis one of the two songs that I don't like that Savage Garden did, and oddly enough, so does Darren who wrote them. Apparently they're not true stories and that's why he hated them.
    fysiton August 25, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is one of my favorite. It basically talks about promises broken and what's gonna happen if you do.
    OK I Faked Iton April 27, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI love it...I enjoy so much the odd vocabulary Darren used to write it, and his voice sounds definitely young. "When it comes down to the making, you better be damn sure you can take it..." Love this early Savage Garden, used to enjoy it lots :)
    Gabigson August 10, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti think exactle has Gabigs, every word
    the early Savage... better times hehe... i don't say that the 2nd album is bad at all, but the 1st one has something kind of magic..... something like what happend with this song
    v2.7on September 27, 2006   Link

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