"Promises In The Dark" as written by and Pat Geraldo Pat Benatar....
Never again, isn't that what you said?
You've been through this before
An' you swore this time you'd think with your head
No one, would ever have you again
And if taking was gonna get done
You'd decide where and when
Just when you think you got it down
Your heart securely tied and bound
They whisper, promises in the dark

Armed and ready, you fought love battles in the night
But too many opponents made you weary of the fight
Blinded by passion, you foolishly let someone in
All the warnings went off in your head
Still you had to give in

Just when you think you got it down
Resistance nowhere to be found
They whisper, promises in the dark

But promises, you know what they're for
It sounds so convincing, but you heard it before
'Cause talk is cheap and you gotta be sure
And so you put up your guard
And you try to be hard
But your heart says try again

You desperately search for a way to conquer the fear
No line of attack has been planned to fight back the tears
Where brave and restless dreams are both won and lost
On the edge is where it seems it's well worth the cost
Just when you think you got it down
Your heart in pieces on the ground
They whisper, promises in the (one two three four)

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"Promises in the Dark" as written by Patricia Benatar Neil Giraldo

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    General CommentTo me, this song is about a woman who has had her heart broken so many times it feels like it just can't be broken again. She promises herself 'never again', that she won't let anyone that close or into her heart. Then she meets some sweet talking man and she tries to keep him out, but finally she gives in and tries love again. She's so scared though that that hurt will return, and she tries to let him closer, just to be hurt again.
    Melodystaron November 11, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is Pats best song in my opinion....the lyrics speak forthemselves.
    MoonlitKnighton February 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this is a subtle love song
    Rather than the narrator telling the protagonist she loves him, though
    She speaks of all of his meaningless flings with girls
    Who gave him fake promises that they cared
    In a sort of undertoned attempt to tell him that she cares about him
    More than that.
    TheThornBirdson February 27, 2009   Link

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