Promises, they’re all meant be kept
every time that I’ve broken one, I swear to you I wept

Promises, all the hurting is done upfront
trying to be the pick of the litter when really your the runt

Promises, are not just more than just that
every tear I shed, I kept hidden under my hat

Promises, they’ll expose what’ underneath
like behind every pear of lips there’s a mouth full of teeth

My word and my pen are as tough as they come
they put a hole right through the frame
like a weapon

I promise you the mind
I promise you the world
I promise you the body, I promise that it twirls
I promise to be honest
and if I promise you you’re right
I promise that I lied, I promise not tonight
I promise you your lucky
I promise you’ve got game
I promise you don’t deserve it, but it’s a promise all the same
I promise you the money
I promise you respect, I promise the material things will decay in their neglect
I promise you no mercy
I promise to stay alert
I promise you the truth, I just can’t promise it won’t hurt