We built sand castles that washed away
I made you cry when I walked away
Oh, and although I promised that I couldn't stay, baby
Every promise don't work out that way, oh, babe
Every promise don't work out that way

Dishes smashed on my counter from our last encounter
Pictures snatched out the frame
Bitch, I scratched out your name and your face
What is it about you that I can't erase, baby?
Well every promise don't work out that way, no no, babe
Well every promise don't work out that way

And your heart is broken 'cause I walked away
Show me your scars and I won't walk away
Oh, and I know I promised that I couldn't stay, baby
Every promise don't work out that way, no no no no no
Every promise don't work out that way


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"Sandcastles" as written by Mailk Yusef El Shabazz Jones Vincent Lecarl Ii Berry

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Warner Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General CommentEvery promise don't turn out that way exactly what she says also remember together ain't always promised forever so live life each day as it comes, live it but enjoy it, be present in each and every moment in any second it could all be gone before your very eyes
    kellmeon August 25, 2016   Link
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    General CommentThis song kind of reminds me of Beyonce's Sister (Solange)'s own stunning and poignant "Cranes in the sky" and Jill Scott's "Can't Explain 42nd Street Happenstance" and "back to you" by Selena..... It is about people who leave people for some reasons but it turns out their herats are still in love with those ppl they left....

    "Oh, and although I promised that I couldn't stay, baby
    Every promise don't work out that way, oh, babe"
    ... shows what regret feels like, sometimes u leave someone cuz relatives or friends encourage you to but then a heart will always want what it wants... it can never unknow a lover and what he/she was like... the mind is an inference engine and always compares current lovers to any past lovers, unwittingly

    "Pictures snatched out the frame
    Bitch, I scratched out your name and your face
    What is it about you that I can't erase, baby?"

    this track also explains why ppl suddenly get back together even while having split for years.... Love is not what you think it is
    sithembisoon July 26, 2019   Link

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