On behalf of her love
She no longer sleeps
Life had no longer meaning
Nothing to make her stay
She sold her soul away

I held you tight to me
(But) you slipped away
You promised to return to me
And I believed

After the night he died
I wept my tears until they dried
But the pain stayed the same
I didn't want him to die all in vain
I made a promise to revenge his soul in time
I'll make them bleed down at my feed

I held you tight to me
(But) you slipped away
You promised to return to me
And I believed
I held you tight to me
(But) you slipped away
You promised to return to me
And I believed

Sometimes I wonder
Could I have known
About their true intentions
As the pain stayed the same
I'm going to haunt them down all the way
I made a promise to revenge his soul in time
One by one they were surprised

I held you tight to me
(But) you slipped away
You promised to return to me
And I believed
I held you tight to me
(But) you slipped away
You promised to return to me
And I believed


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The Promise Lyrics as written by Sharon J. Den Adel Robert Westerholt

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    this is such a beautiful song ... its such a beautiful yet vengeful song its one among many of my faves of this band .... i effing luv this band to pieces

    ????_chrison May 13, 2006   Link
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    its about a woman taking revenge on the killers of her husband/lover.

    In the miston July 20, 2006   Link
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    This is one of my favourite songs. Heads my nick.

    The first part is the 3rd person story telling part. Then the rest is the girl singing. The girl no longer had anything to live for, so sold her soul to bring her lover back. To do that she had to kill all the ones responsible for his death, and perhaps, as the beginning suggests, wouldn't get any rest before they were all dead.

    I can listen to this for hours:).

    The_Promiseon September 22, 2006   Link
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    well its about a woman who is taking revenge on the killers or her loved one. this song could actually be called promises because there are 2 promises in this song,

    the second promise is from the girl, he promised him that she would take revenge. " made a promise to revenge his soul in time I'll make them bleed at my feet"

    1 is from the man telling her that he will stay with her (wich he ofcourse can't do because he actually dies) "I held you tight to me But you slipped away You promised to return to me And I believed, I believed"

    In the miston December 29, 2006   Link
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    What is the guy whispering at the beginning and end of the song? I can hear "Where are we now? Almost to" and then what? It kind of sounds like Camelot, but I doubt it's that. Anyone know?

    AquilaCaton December 05, 2007   Link
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    My favourite for WT in their four albums..

    Leo24on August 13, 2008   Link
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    Deceiver of Fools. By Within Temptation. Beware of Deceivers !Those who rule in Government, those that deceive our hearts…

    Robert St Georgeon February 10, 2022   Link

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