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  1. Promises

From the album Undergroundling

written by Lisa Richards. This song was recorded with Tim Bright and Alan Friedman and also did not make it on to my debut album Not Quite So Low.

Lyrics

Promises

I pray each night the same way
a simple child's prayer you might say
Do you hear me do you care?
Is anybody there?

pray so hard with all my might
I close my eyelids squeeze them tight
I’ll make
all kinds of promises
how good I’m gonna be
how good
all kinds of promises
if you will return him to me
and make things the way they used to be

I won’t cry at night
not even when you turn out the light
i’ll be meek and mild
the perfect picture book child
i’ll study hard in school
i’ll learn my lessons well
I won;t curse and I won;t yell
you don’t believe
I can’t tell when I make

all kinds of promises
how good I’m gonna be
how good
all kinds of promises
if you will return him to me
and make things the way they used to be

Monday afternoon
when I returned home from school
I don’t know what came over me
i couldn’t set myself free
I realized even if god’s above
he doesn’t care if I am loved by you
he doesn’t care if you come back to me
it isn’t his priority and though I know it isn’t right
I make all kinds of promises
how good I’m gonna be
how good
all kinds of promises
if you will return him to me
and make things the way they used to be