Promise

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when we fell in love it was magical,
magical stories came out of your mouth.
when we fell in love it was typical,
we couldn't see 'til we began to fall out.

when suddenly, you feel afraid
the things that you said
could be making your grave.
so you take it back,
you take it back,
you take it all back.

you thought that our love was infallible,
a calm you could keep 'til the day that you die.
you fell prey to a dangerous miracle,
to trust me so much when you couldn't say why.

and what an unpleasant surprise:
the truths that you told me have turned into lies!
so you take it back,
you take it back,
you take it all back.

oh, make me a promise that you can keep.

well I love you so much it's illogical,
but baby, I can't say that I always will.
and I don't think it would be ethical,
to give you a heart that may never sit still.

so I read you a list of my crimes,
I've stolen your comfort now hundreds of times
and you want it back,
you want it back,
you want it all back. you say,

oh, make me a promise that you can keep.

Well, all that we're asking is certainty
to armor these hearts that have never been safe,
but I know it takes more than security
to open a heart that is empty of faith.

so I take you into my arms,
confess to you, “I cannot
keep you from harm
but I love you so,
I love you so,
I love you so!”

oh, here is a promise that I can keep.

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from Ain't So Green, released July 21, 2005

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Carsie Blanton New Orleans, Louisiana

Carsie is a singer/songwriter based in New Orleans. She has toured with Paul Simon, the Wood Brothers, the Weepies and Joan Osborne.

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