Promises – Gordon Lightfoot

 

This week Jim Adams has challenged us to write about songs that contain the words Promise/Vow/Oath.  Gordon Lightfoot’s 1982 release Thank You For The Promises does that wonderfully in a emotional reflective way.  The song appeared on Lightfoot’s fifteenth album Shadows, which reached number 87 on the Billboard charts.

 

Lyrics:

Thank you for the promises we make
I know I can’t complain
I think I did all right
No failures are in sight
Only now and then
I’d like to reminisce
Do you remember when
Even if we’re angels we can’t ask
To wander through the past
The future is our goal
The night is black as coal
If I could pay the price
I’d like to love you once
I’d love to love you twice
Thanks
We cannot say enough
The road is sometimes rough
But we can get along
The going will get tough
But we won’t be afraid
Of the promises we made
Thank you for the promises you keep
When I am fast asleep
To be where we belong
Is all that I can ask
We can do it in the shade
As long as I have you
And the promises we made
Thank you for the promises we break
If you made a clean mistake
Well that’s what love’s about
No need to stand and shout
The truth is in your eyes
The answer lies within
No need to criticize
Thanks
For the promises at hand
The abuse that we must stand
Is often heaven sent
They may not pay the rent
You never can be sure
When promises get bent
Thank you for the promises that live
This is all that I can give
Forever in my mind
To leave the past behind
And seal it with a kiss
Forever in my soul
I will remember this
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Gordon Lightfoot
Thank You for the Promises lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc
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