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Badly Drawn boy Promises Lyrics

Last updated: 05/20/2009 11:00:00 AM


I promise you will get old
I promised you everything
To protect you wherever you go
I'll give you this diamond ring

Just promise you will remember
A promise should last forever
Right up to the dying embers
Of a fire that burns so slow

It's a different day everyday
Don't want you to walk alone
But how can we carry on
When all of these things have gone

Just promise you will remember
That promises last forever
Still after the last dying embers
Of a fire that burns so slowly

It's a beautiful thing to do
Sometimes you just have to walk away
Remember I do love you
Have courage in what you say

And promise you will remember
That promises last forever
Still after the dying embers
The fire that burns so slowly

And sometimes you just have to walk away
Sometimes you just have to walk away
Wishing today was yesterday
Yeah, sometimes you just have to walk away

Thanks to brightdivine for submitting Promises Lyrics.

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Henry Poole Is Here | Reviewer: rod | 3/24/09

I came to this song through the closing scene in the movie Henry Poole Is Here and the first half of the song, which is positive, fits the mood at the end of the movie perfectly. Beautifull song, would have been even better if it didn't turn negative in the second half.

Haunted by this song and lyrics until I located it... | Reviewer: WWII baby | 1/24/08

I was born in 1941..a War baby, not a boomer so I knew all of the stars, the film industry who passed on in 2007. I, too, an avid TCM fan was caught by surprise when the Memorial was featured in December in between films. Thanks to Google I found it and now I can purchase the CD. The day I first heard it I burst into tears..especially touching for me when Jane Wyman slipped through the door...they all "walked away" , but we have their recorded talents forever. I was moved in the same way when "Stop All the Clocks" was quoted in "Four Weddings and a Funeral". Both of these express for us in words and music what we feel so deeply
and are lacking in such a talent to create for ourselves.

Fantastic | Reviewer: Riley | 1/18/08

I, like most it appears, also first heard this great track on TCM during their tribute to those lost over the course of the year. I recognised Badly Drawn Boy's voice from the get. This is a wonderfully written song. Bravo to TCM for featuring it.

Touching and very moving | Reviewer: Margo | 1/13/08

I am an avid TCM Fan; however, after hearing Promises and the tribute to some of the greats in Hollywood and abroad, I found myself waiting for the next tribute just to hear the song. It touched me everytime and I realized that I had tears in my eyes, each and everytime. I lost my mother in law in December and everytime I heard it, I also thought of her. TCM did a magnificent job and thank you, Badly Drawn Boy, for such a wonderful gift.

One to remember | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/29/07

This will undoubtedly be one of those songs that I will remember where I was and what I was doing when I heard it for the first time. I too heard it for the first time on TCM.......what a gracious way to pay tribute to those who have passed and contributed to our entertainment throughout the years. Very moving lyrics paired with a perfectly eloquent music ensemble. Way to go Badly Drawn Boy.

Love this | Reviewer: Anonymous | 12/31/07

I heard this song on TCM and just had to find out who it was. I thought it sounded a little like Chris Rea. Great song!!! Now I just have to have a copy, so off to see if I can buy it.

Had to Walk Away | Reviewer: Lora | 1/1/08

This song is a beautiful backdrop to the imagery and for the tribute to all the great movie industry greats who passed on in 2007. Combined, the melody and video form an audio-visual tribute that is a splendid work of art, and I'm sure those to whom it is dedicated and their families are greatly honored by it.

I lost a very dear elderly loved one in January '07, who happened to be an entertainer for 72 years, and I had been grappling with this loss for a long time, particularly during December. As I watched and listened to the lyrics while '07 faded away and '08 dawned, I felt he was singing the words to me, since I had to do just that -- walk away -- the hardest thing in the world when you love someone whom you don't want to release but feel you have no other choice. We had exchanged diamond rings and our "promise" was "forever" but in the end, there was nothing I could do but walk away.

Thank you for this beautiful composition and thank you TCM for the beautiful tribute, which I'm sure has helped others through transitions in their lives.

This song touched me deeply | Reviewer: Marion | 12/22/07

I heard this not long ago on Turner Classic Movie Channel as the backdrop music for a small clip of entertainers who have passed on.

The beautiful images of the entertainers set in a nostalgic mood was heart wrenching as the music and lyrics were perfectly timed with the scenes.

This hauntingly sweet song will always stay with me, and it will always remind me of my true love.

TCM uses this song. | Reviewer: Thomas | 12/24/07

Turner Classic Movies is using this song in a short it is running during the 2007 holidays. The short is to pay tribute to all the movie people that have passed away in 2007. It is a spectacular song for this. It evokes tremendous emotion....

Great song! | Reviewer: Harlan | 12/24/07

I was watching TCM one morning this month (December 2007 and they were running their annual tribute to the actors, filmmakers, musicians and everyone else who passed away this year W./this song playing in the background! Nice song!