Song Lyrics - The Promise Is In The Way

I gave you my love
But you wanted a promise
I know how it makes you feel
I'm just trying to be honest

I gave you today
But you wanted tomorrow
You had my feelings
All you felt was sorrow

Love without the promise
Love without the promise
I'm sorry baby...I'm sorry...

We had our moments
But you wanted forever
You said it's not enough
Now it sounds like never

Love without the promise
Love without the promise
I'm sorry baby...I'm sorry...

I can give you my love
And in my heart you will stay
I guess that won't do
The promise is in the way

The promise
The promise
It's the one thing I can't give
The promise
The promise
Without it our love won't live

Love without the promise
Love without the promise
I'm sorry baby...I'm sorry...

© Copyright Mark Lecuona April 2010. All Rights Reserved

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Healing Touch 5 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

I love this.


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Healing Touch - you promise? :)


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Suburban you and my son should get together, he is always writing songs for the guitar but has yet to come up with words for the songs. Too bad we live so far apart. Beautiful song!


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Susan - I just write lyrics and then hope somebody can do something with them.... I can play the piano but my finger is broken and I've not tried to write any melodies... it would be great to work with someone.... thanks for the nice comment!


Chanel the Writer 5 years ago

That's beautifully written :)


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saintodd 5 years ago from Snohomish, WA

Nice The Suburban Poet. I hear your words as I read. Very nice keep it up. Voted up and ranked.


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

This is beautiful, so full of heart felt emotion. I hope your love will live - don't throw it away. This is a stunning piece in my opinion and pressing all those tabs again!


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b. Malin 5 years ago

The promise, the promise, seems the only way this woman will be happy...and YOU like many men just can't do it...But if she were the "ONE"...maybe just maybe, you would. Voted this one two thumbs up!


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Chanel - thank you!

@saintodd - thanks for commenting. Hopefully there will be more songs to come.

@acaetnna - thank you for your sweet words. It's not a matter of throwing it away... it's just tough to give everything sometimes... hopefully things work out.

@b. Malin - I've committed before so it's not always that... like I said to acaetnna sometimes you find yourself where you wish you could give more but you just have to wait no matter the cost.


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Nan Mynatt 5 years ago from Illinois

Beautiful words, this may be your song!


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stclairjack 5 years ago from middle of freekin nowhere,... the sticks

i find this song to be depressingly relevant to my current relationship,..on both ends,... i loved it still


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

How this photo melds so beautifully with this wonderful poem. Very nice.


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

Beautiful...


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Kindacrazy 5 years ago from Tennessee

This one's from the heart....beautiful


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Yes a beautiful and heartfelt poem

Thanks for sharing

Take care

Eiddwen


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Nan - thank you and I hope so!

@stclairjack - thank you and I'm sorry if it summoned up negative feelings for you. It's a situation that exists and apparently you know this all too well. The title came to mind and I liked it so I went with it...

@Genna - thank you and yes the photo worked well. I was lucky to find it... she looks stymied doesn't she?

@breakfastpop - thank you again for following and saying nice things about my work.

@Kindacrazy - thank you... this one shows the pain of being in love but still hurting that person...

@Eiddwen - thank you for reading and commenting!


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Stirring words! Promises not make, can not be broken.


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@always - that's true! No promises; no lies...


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Nayothara 5 years ago

Beautiful song! I can imagine hearing this on air! I love the way it flows... Simple and beautiful... AWESOME!


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Nayo - thank you! I hope it's on the radio some day! There may be a professional musician looking at my lyrics (I was told by somone they would try to get him to check it out) so I'm keeping my fingers crossed... great to see you back!!


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Dee aka Nonna 5 years ago

I really can't say it enough...you have a special way with words. I want to be like you when I grow up.


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@Dee - Hey I want to be you!


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pmccray 5 years ago from Utah

Beautiful flowing words. Voted up, marked beautiful.


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The Suburban Poet 5 years ago from Austin, Texas Author

@pmccray - thank you for that!

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